Hello, Fridge Magnet faithful, this is Nona Nelson, the pet blogger, filling in for Lindsey, the food blogger, while she takes a much-needed break from a frantic work schedule.
As Lindsey promised last week, there will indeed be a few cookbook giveaways this week, because if there is one thing I love almost as much as cooking, it’s cookbooks. And sharing. I love sharing cookbooks with other people that love cooking.
Today’s cookbook offering honors the noble swine, the animal that graciously gives us the second most wonderful food on earth, bacon. (In my emotional little world, chocolate will always be number one.)
But this cookbook is not not filled with recipes using bacon, because we all know that almost every recipe is improved when bacon is entered in the ingredient list.
“Ham: An Obsession with the Hindquarter” by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarborough includes more than 100 recipes from around the world that puts an interesting spin on the star of many holiday dinner tables and cold meat sandwiches.
This volume covers four types of ham: fresh, dry-cured in the old-school way, modern dry-cured and, finally, wet-cured.
Something for every lover of all things hammy.
To be eligible, post a comment with your favorite way to serve ham. The winner will be chosen from a random drawing of all the tasty pork recipes submitted.