I recently was asked to read and review a book called The Bacon Lover’s Cook book by Christina Dymock. I have become quite selective in taking on book reviews, but this was one I could not pass up for three reasons.
1. This year I have made it a goal to challenge my skills in areas that need development(cooking is one!)
2. I love bacon.
3. In 2014 I read another book by this author and found it to be a great book and wanted to read another book by her.
I am not the best cook so when I look for recipes a couple key things are deciding factors for what I will cook.
1. Is the recipe easy?
2. Will it feed my family of five?
3. Are the ingredients ones I can pronounce and find at a regular grocery store?
This book is perfect in meeting my needs. The recipes are very easy. I love the layout of the book. Each recipe only takes a few pages. The ingredients are posted on the left side. Great graphics of each dish and super easy instructions to make.
I did not feel frustrated by the recipes. It was actually easy to do! This is huge for people like me that are not culinary experts.
The book covers breakfast, lunch, dinner, sides, and sweets. There are some recipes that made me rethink the use of bacon which is a good thing.
To give you an example, I made one dish called Inside-Out Egg Muffins for my family over the weekend. It was so tasty and very easy to make. I documented my journey making this dish. One of my goals this year is to challenge myself by working on various skills. One of these skills is cooking. I think it is important that if you are going to review a cooking book you actual try out the recipes.
In the end, this book was worth the read and the reason I have three packages of bacon in my fridge right now.