Guide to Better Bacon by Ari Weinzweig Book Review 2009

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Wait, the bacon trend isn’t over yet? Some think it never will be. Others, like Ari Weinzweig, never called it a trend and never will. I’ve shared pork product with this man and I can tell you he’s a true enthusiast and expert.

The book is lovingly crafted in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Ari’s famous shops, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, are a local institution.

The book is self published with old-school style foil stamping on the front, beautiful paper, all done locally. It’s chock-full of history, guides to different bacons from Pancetta to Hungarian Double-Smoked, and recipes that demand good bacon like Bacon Fat Mayonnaise, Spaghetti alla Carbonara, and Hangtown Fry. Clearly, an essential guide-book for any bacon-enthusiast.

• Buy the book: Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon by Ari Weinzweig (Zingerman’s Mail Order, $29.99)

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