Bacon Bonus

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Don’t toss that tasty bacon fat. Cook with it. Three ideas: For a bacon and egg experience without all the bacon calories, fry some eggs in a non-stick pan brushed lightly with drippings. Fry stale bread cubes in bacon fat to make croutons that are perfect for caesar salad. Brush bacon drippings on potato skins before filling them. More bacon tricks, pg. 342 in 12,167 Kitchen and Cooking Secrets.

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12,167 Kitchen and Cooking Secrets

Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Robert Rose

In thousands of entries on every aspect of cooking and baking, Susan Sampson provides expert information that is indispensable in any kitchen, including: keeping produce safe from spoilage, protecting equipment from nasty bacteria, shortcuts, embellishments, restaurant tricks, presentation tips, party planning and recipe development.

Whether just browsing or desperately trying to solve a vexing emergency, every home cook will treasure this book.

Susan Sampson (a.k.a. The Fare Lady) is an award-winning food writer and recipe developer who lives in Toronto.