“Beyond Bacon” – a video and a giveaway!

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beyondBaconCoverLeave it to me to get an amazing book all about how to respect the “whole hog” and then to attempt to bake – not to cook a tasty pork chop or other cut of the pig. The thing is, I didn’t have any pork in my house when the book arrived. And I really wanted to make the biscotti recipe.

Scratch that. I really wanted my dad to make the biscotti recipe. After all, he was The Biscotti King for at least a decade in the Sanfilippo house – but that’s back when we all ate gluten. Fast forward many years and there’s been no biscotti to speak of, a very sad state indeed. But, it turns out that my (retired, mind you) dad actually had a lot to do this past weekend.

So I was left to my own devices to make this recipe: Salted Mocha Biscotti.

Click to watch my “Beyond Bacon” video on YouTube to see how I did. Trust me, you want to watch the video… until the end. You’ll get a good laugh! Despite my kitchen mishap, the biscotti was delicious!

Beyond Bacon: Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog is great for way more than a biscotti recipe, though, if that’s the only reason you get it, you won’t be disappointed. 


Here’s what you’ll find in the book:

  • Perfect Pork Chops, better than most restaurant steaks
  • Pho Soup with chitterling “noodles” and other healing and delicious soups and stews to stretch your dollar
  • the already-famous Savory Bacon Jam fantastic with green apples or our Homestyle Biscuits
  • sweet treats made luxuriously rich with lard, such as Grain-Free Pie CrustSalted Mocha BiscottiChocolate Fudge, and Maple Lard Scones
  • instructions on how to properly BBQ and smoke your meats as well as recipes to make your own sauces
  • instructions for curing your own bacon, pancetta and even home-made sausage better than store bought
  • details on how to properly fry foods, like Corn Dogs with Potato Crisps and Sweet & Sour Pork, and
  • an extensive guide on how to make and cook with nutrient dense essentials: pork stock and CLA-rich lard.

So many of you ask me about the healthfulness of pork products, as well as what to do with every part of the animal when you get a meat share – this book will answer all of those questions and more!

Beyond Bacon: Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog is available for pre-order now from, Barnes & Noble online, and will be shipped and in book stores locally on July 2!

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY FOR A COPY OF “Beyond Bacon: Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog”:

Comment below on this blog post and tell us how you’re looking forward to using this book. Your comment must have an email address associated with it when you enter, otherwise we won’t be able to notify you for the prize.

NOTE: Only one comment per person will count as an entry. Posting more than one comment will disqualify you from the contest, so please just post once! Thanks!! 

That’s it! No purchase necessary.

Note: This contest will be open for entries through 5pm Eastern time on Monday June 24th and one winner will be selected using and emailed and announced here on the blog. If you do not reply to the winning announcement email to claim your prize within 48 hours of the announcement, a new winner will be selected in your place.

  • brista

    I’m new to paleo and, actually, to pork! Other than frying bacon (which doesn’t really turn out right!), I have no clue what to do with it! My boyfriend really likes pork chops, but I’m nervous to make them — this book will be a huge help. Also, I love the cover design, it looks great. I hate when paleo cookbooks look sad in comparison to “regular” cookbooks.

  • Jess // Curating Style

    I’ve been in a rut with cooking pork lately, so I’m curious to find new ways to shake up my recipe repertoire!

  • Kenneth Hagist

    I’d be most interested in healing and delicious soups

  • Mindy Hurd

    I’ll be participating in a meat CSA this year and I would love to try using the recipes in this book!

  • Victoria

    As a lover of bacon, it’s time to expand my pig horizons. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Carol Aasen

    Oh My Stars! I can’t wait to get my copy of Beyond Bacon. I started with Paleo on January 1st and have lost 35lbs. Life is good… Now my friends and family will not believe that I eat bacon and pork and are convinced that I’m not being honest. With this book I could have some amazing get to together s and picnics and “WOW” the socks off them. Oh My Stars… I can almost taste it now!

    p.s. if they don’t come I’ll be in pork heaven anyway:)

  • Kendra Beasley Lewellyn

    I would love to rival my husband when it comes to perfecting the meats. I’m an excellent baker… which is less handy with Paleo lifestyle. :/

  • Jen N.

    You had me at bacon jam.

  • Polica McCauley

    I would love Beyond Bacon just for that reason! I want to get beyond the bacon. I need to learn more ways to love to eat pork than just eating the bacon. Although the bacon is awesome! From what I can tell, this book is more than just a cookbook. It is a beautiful, informative guide about a delicious creature!

  • Chris

    I love bacon and would love to try some new recipes.

  • Claudia Drake

    My favorite combo is bacon and watermelon!

  • Christina Lynn

    Right now, bacon is pretty much the only pork we eat — we’ve got a ton of great tenderloin recipes, but they’ve started to become “same old, same old”. I have no idea what to do with other cuts and would love to be enlightened!

  • Melinda Harris

    I’m on day 7 of the 30-day Paleo Challenge. Before even trying Paleo, I was transitioning into “straight-from-the-farmer” food. We bought our first half a hog this Spring. I’ve read about how to render the fat, but I’m still trying to figure out what to do with some of the other cuts. I’ll be buying this book if I don’t win the drawing, but it would sure be nice to save that cash and put it toward three dozen more eggs!