Everything Tastes Better with Bacon is a book about cooking with bacon
written by Sara Perry, a food commentator and columnist for The
Oregonian. Her editor at Chronicle Books suggested bacon as a cookbook
subject. Bacon's popularity and usage was increasing, but Perry believed
that a paucity of recipes would make writing the book difficult.
Recalling her fondness for honey-baked ham, she combined sugar and bacon
to create dishes and realized that bacon could be used to add seasoning
in flavoring dishes, including salads and pastas. The book includes
recipes for bacon-flavored dishes and desserts. It was published in the
United States in 2002 and in a French language edition in 2004 in
Montreal. It received mainly positive reviews and its recipes were
selected for inclusion in The Best American Recipes 2003–2004. The St.
Petersburg Times classed it as among the "most interesting and unique
cookbooks" published, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette highlighted it in the
article "Favorite Cookbooks for 2002" and The Denver Post included it in
a list of best cookbooks of 2002. A review in The Toronto Star
criticized a lack of creativity in the choice of recipes.
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Peninsular War: At the Battle of San Marcial, the Spanish Army
of Galicia under Manuel Alberto Freire turned back Nicolas Soult's last
major offensive against Arthur Wellesley's allied army.
Mary Ann Nichols' body was found on the ground in front of a
gated stable entrance in Buck's Row, London, allegedly the first victim
of the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper (depiction
The Liberal Party of Australia, one of the two major Australian
political parties, was founded to replace the United Australia Party.
Anti-government demonstrations were held in 66 Polish cities to
commemorate the second anniversary of the Gdańsk Agreement, which
allowed the Solidarity trade union to be established.
North Korea claimed to have successfully launched
Kwangmyŏngsŏng-1, its first satellite, although no objects were ever
tracked in orbit from the launch.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
An Ancient Greek statue of a woman, portrayed standing, usually clothed,
painted in bright colours and having an elaborate hairstyle.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
To stimulate life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself,
that is the first duty of the educator.