Beyond Bacon Review and Giveaway!

18 Jun

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months, you must have heard the buzz about the new book from the Paleo Parents, Matt McCarry and Stacy Toth. I hesitate to call Beyond Bacon a cookbook because it is so much more than that, this is actually the paleo pork bible, it tells you everything you need to know about purchasing and cooking a whole hog.


Now, I consider myself to be quite the pork connoisseur, and they still managed to surprise me with the range and variety of recipes included, there is even a BBQ section for those of you with a smoker addiction(although I might have to challenge them to a cook-off for best smoked pork shoulder). The only disappointment is that I didn’t have this in my kitchen sooner, I really could have used this after our last hog aporkalypse when I was stuck with what seemed like an endless supply of pork chops.


This book on it’s own is truly a piece of art, with rustic photography on each page more beautiful than the last but once you start to indulge in these recipes you will have a new appreciation for all parts of the hog. A couple of my favorites so far are the smoked pork belly, Italian tomato pork chops, and the salted mocha biscotti and I even tried my hand at making my own lard, caramel fudge and pancetta.


Pancetta in progress

Ok, so I know you are sick of listening to me rave about Beyond Bacon, so I will stop myself before I ramble on all day.  I love this book, and you clearly need it, luckily Matt and Stacy sent along an extra copy, so here is your chance to win one…

Beyond Bacon Cookbook Giveaway

Good luck!


Posted by on June 18, 2013 in Bacon, Pork, Random


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16 responses to “Beyond Bacon Review and Giveaway!

  1. urbandecaydance

    June 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Who can argue bacon? I mean, bacon = Love. I love your blog, dear.

  2. Justin Bassett

    June 19, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Shared on Facebook and Twitter…as far as ‘deserving’ this book, well…that comes with an air of entitlement, and that’s not what I’m about. I will say this though…I’d love to have this book and I’d put it to good use… B^)

  3. tammy

    June 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Shared! Being new to paleo, I would love this book!M

  4. Stephanie KL

    June 19, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I love bacon but now that I have a whole hog, I have to go “Beyond Bacon.” So, what’s a person to do? I know, win a “Beyond Bacon” cookbook! I hope!

  5. joyous201

    June 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Love the Paleo Parents and I sooooo want this book!!! My family and I absolutely love little piggies and love eating them, so we’d definitely make use of this. 🙂

  6. Amy Ayers

    June 19, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I just shared on Facebook!! And why would I deserve this cookbook? Well, I tasted tested a few of the recipes back in February and LOVED them all!! The lard pie crust was my absolute favorite (I’ve since used it for dessert crusts and for making a breakfast quiche). The biggest reason….the health of my family. I’ve benefited greatly health wise since going Paleo, and I want to continue to do that with the rest of my family. I’m part of a meat CSA, and am now looking into ordering a whole hog. This would then be perfect for my kitchen!!

  7. Cynthia vela

    June 19, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I love bacon! I shared this on Facebook 🙂 and I would just love to learn how to do more the whole hog! I would definitely put this to good use! 🙂 thanks for the opportunity!

  8. Ann @The Paleo Network

    June 19, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Yum! What a great giveaway! Thank you.

  9. Ann @The Paleo Network

    June 19, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Ok, I shared on Facebook. I would love this cookbook because I’m not as familiar with pigs. It would be an awesome resource to learn more about how to prepare the various parts of the animal.

  10. Kristen

    June 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    What a treat! I’ve gotta get this book 🙂

  11. Kelly Z

    June 21, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I shared on facebook! I’ve fallen in love with the Paleo Parents since becoming pregnant with my first baby. Just trying to soak up all the information I can about raising a paleo baby and getting some good motiviation to keep myself going paleo throughout this pregnancy. I also just happen to have 1/2 a pig on its way to my freezer in the next couple of days soo…. yeah. Power to the preggos! 🙂

  12. Ann Ketz

    June 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Hi! Glad I found your blog through the paleoparents site! I have 30 pounds of backfat from a beautiful pastured hog in my freezer that needs this book 😉

  13. Diana

    June 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I want to be in the draw… I would sleep with this book, as I do with most cook books that I love, and I think I might have to marry this book! I like you on facebook, I shared the link(although I secretly want to keep it to myself)… Love your blog btw… so fun and not going to lie, makes me drool!!!

  14. Kathryn S

    June 26, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I shared this on Facebook. I love the Paleo Parents “Eat Like a Dinosaur” and as much as our family loves Pork….I have to have this cookbook!!!!! Thanks for the chance!


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