It is no longer a surprise that everyone eats – and loves – bacon, right? So why wouldn’t we love to own books about bacon? Even though we all know how to use bacon in our diet, there is definitely enough place for some more interesting recipes that we could try from time to time.
Must Have Books about Bacon
So here you can see a list containing some of the most interesting books about bacon, which you would definitely love owning in your cook books’ collection. This is the second list of books so be sure to read the first blog on bacon books too – find it by clicking here!
Fifty Shades of Bacon by Benjamin Myhre and Ashley Myhre
Available in paperback and kindle edition, this book is definitely on the top list of books about bacon. Its title is even more appealing for readers, as it takes us all thinking about another best-selling book, don’t you think? As suggested in its title, the book contains 50 recipes that contain bacon.
101 Things to do with Bacon, by Eliza Cross
You can own this book in spiral-bound edition or kindle edition. This book contains delicious recipes that use bacon. Improve your home’s menu with innovative recipes for sandwiches, appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts that use bacon as one of their ingredients.
Bacon Nation by Peter Kaminsky and Marie Rama
This book is available in paperback and kindle editions. The book comprises 125 irresistible recipes based on everyone’s favorite ingredient – bacon! The two authors created this book for those who share their love for bacon and they consider that this ingredient is able of turning an ordinary dish into a fabulous one.
Bacon 24/7: Recipes for Curing, Smoking, and Eating, by Theresa Gilliam
This hardcover cookbook comes with delicious recipes that are fit for any time of the day. According to its author, there is no wrong time for eating bacon. We totally agree with this statement, don’t we?
The Big Book of Bacon: Savory Flirtations, Dalliances, and Indulgences with the Underbelly of the Pig, by Jennifer L. S. Pearsall.
Another book that shows bacon can do miracles with any other ingredient in this world. The recipes contained in this book range from breakfast, lunch, appetizers, to dinner and even desserts.
Bacon Cookbook: 150 Easy Bacon Recipes, by Bonnie Scott
This book contains a collection of more than 150 recipes containing bacon. There are also 20 dessert recipes using bacon as an ingredient. The recipes feature bacon either as their main ingredient, or as a flavor enhancer. In addition to the simple recipes found in this cookbook, it also contains helpful advice and tips.
Bacon: A Love Story, by Heather Lauer
This book contains recipes, fun facts and a history of the much-adored meat that is bacon. Filled with information, this book is a must-have for everyone who considers bacon as one of the most important and delicious foods in the world.
And there are probably more…
These are only a few titles that are out there in bookstores and online stores. However, there are many other interesting books that you can find related to bacon.
People love eating bacon …and this is not breaking news for anyone, right? As it is obvious and expected, bacon has been a source of inspiration for many authors for their cookbooks. However, additionally to the cookbooks, bacon was also used in other book types over the time. Here you can see a list with some of the most interesting books that focus on bacon.
Bacon Books? Yay!
Everyone loves bacon, by Kelly DiPucchio, is a children’s book for 3-6 years old children. The main character of this book is Bacon, who befriends different food types during its adventure. His earned fame makes Bacon forget about the important things in life.
Don’t Forget the Bacon!, by Pat Hutchins, is a lovely book for children, aged 3 to 8 years old. The story is about a boy who tries to remember the items on the shopping list that his mother made up for him. No matter what items he forgets, he always remembers bacon is on the list.
Chris P. Bacon, by Len Lucero, is a collection of three children’s books – “How to roll like Chris P. Bacon”, “Chris P. Bacon: My Life So Far…” and “Happy Birthday, Chris P. Bacon”. The collection is inspired by a true story, of a pig born with malformed hind legs. The author of the book is a veterinarian who took care of the pig, as he was impressed by this little pig.
Bacon & Beans: A Collection of Tales and Recipes from the West, by Stella Hughes, is a different cookbook, which contains recipes specific to the old West. Perfect for those who wish to take a trip back to the Old West, this book contains recipes and tips that help you cook like they used to do it back in the Old West. This book is the right choice for whenever you wish to add a bit of the past in your meals.
Death of a Bacon Heiress (Hayley Powell Mystery Book 7), by Lee Hollis, is a fiction book that focuses on a food and cocktails columnist, called Hayley Powell, and on the murder of Olivia Redmond, a posh bacon heiress. The story tells about the murder of Olivia, and her pot-bellied pig pet.
Bacon and Beans from a Gold Pan, by George Hoeper, is a true story of couple of prospectors, who moved in the mountains of California to try making their living from panning for gold. Gold prospectors consider this book truly inspiring and they recommend it as a good read to anyone, especially for those who are interested in gold mining.
Bacon the Pig, by J. Charles Jackson, is a book in which the author tries to change the collective perception that pigs are dirty animals. Within the pages of this book, the author tries to explain the misconception that people have about pigs, by showing that pigs are actually intelligent animals.
More Bacon Books Lists to Come…
There are many other interesting books to read about bacon and pigs. Regardless of the age or purpose, you can find an interesting title that focuses on this very famous topic. In fact, it is so easy to find bacon inspired books, we have another list for you – coming soon so stay close! You don’t want to miss the fun!
If you love all things related to pigs, there is a good chance this feeling towards porkers will be passed on to your children. Of course, since anything and everything about pigs most definitely catches your eye, you have probably read several children’s stories to your beloved offspring. In the spirit of October and the upcoming holiday, here is a list of darling stories you may want to share.
Halloween Pigs by Rita Balducci
An author of forty children’s books and counting, Rita Balducci has found great success with her stories – the most popular being ‘The Nutcracker’, an extremely popular Christmas themed story. In this story called Halloween Pigs, three little pigs named Oinky, Pinky, and Winky disguise themselves as wolves and plan to crash B.B. Wolf’s Halloween party. Will their plan work or will their behavior give them away?
Spookie Pookie by Sandra Boynton
Sandra Keith Boynton is the author of Spookie Pookie as well as more than fifty books in both both children and adult genres. This little story is about a darling piggy who hasn’t a clue what he wants to be this Halloween. As he tries on one costume after another, he realizes none of them are right. The resolution to Pookie’s dilemma is sure to delight toddlers as well as adults, and this book is sure to become a Halloween classic.
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise by Kate DiCamillo
Are treats enough to entice this adorable pig to wear her princess costume on Halloween? This little story is sure to release some Halloween havoc, Mercy Watson style, thanks to author Kate DiCamillo. In this story, the Watsons decide to dress their pig up in snug fitting princess attire – complete with a tiara! They are sure this pig will be absolutely gorgeous and she can’t wait for the rewards of trick-or-treating, but the cat next door has other plans, leading everyone on a crazy Halloween parade.
Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas
Jan Thomas is the author of ‘Pumpkin Trouble’, a great little Halloween story for ages three to five. This is a fun and silly story about a Duck who accidentally falls inside of a pumpkin while he is trying to carve it. Along comes a Pig and a Mouse who mistake this little duck for a Pumpkin Monster. While there are few words in this story book, the pictures do a great job of carrying the story along.
You may think that Pig Latin is an actual language but in truth, this is just a fun game to play with the English language. No one is sure where Pig Latin even originated from, the earliest mention is known to have occurred in 1869. It is even believed that Thomas Jefferson used Pig Latin letters to his friends. Originally, Pig Latin was likely dreamed up by juveniles who wished to converse in a special code not everyone could understand.
Do you know how to speak Pig Latin?
So, how does one learn Pig Latin? Pig Latin is the easiest second language you will ever learn. However, claiming to be bilingual after learning Pig Latin won’t earn you any brownie points with your boss or get you a raise – unless you happen to have a really, really fun job.
Easy Steps to Speaking Pig Latin
To learn to art of Pig Latin, words that begin with consonants must be properly spoken. Basically, you will make Pig Latin words from those which begin with a consonant or consonant cluster by moving the consonant(s) from the beginning of the word to the end. Then, all you have to do is add the suffix of “-ay” to the word’s end.
This creates single consonant words like ello-hay for hello, uck-day for duck, and “Pig Latin” becomes Ig-pay Atin-lay. Words with consonant clusters in their beginning will change a little differently. In Pig Latin, the word “switch” becomes itch-sway, “glove” becomes ove-glay, and longer terms such as “fruit smoothie” becomes uit-fray oothie-smay.
If the word starts with a vowel, the approach to Pig Latin fluency is only mildly different. When words begin with vowels, you only need to add “-yay” to the word’s end. Some easy examples include: I-yay for “I”, are-yay for “are”, and as-yay for “as”.
The rules of Pig Latin change only slightly for words with the letter “y” as these can be a little more tricky. If the “y” is at the beginning of a word, treat it like a consonant. Example: “yellow” becomes ellow-yay
The normal rules of Pig Latin will apply if “y” is the second letter in a word with only two letters. Example: “by” becomes y-bay
If “y” is at the end of a consonant cluster, this is treated like a vowel and is not moved to the word’s end. Example: “rhythm” becomes ythm-rhay
Compound words in Pig Latin are the most fun when they are split up, making the conversation more difficult to understand.
Example: “bedroom” changes to ed-bay oom-ray and “toothbrush” becomes ooth-tay ush-bray.
Learning Pig Latin
Learning Pig Latin is only beneficial if there is someone to secretly converse with. Also, learning the rules of Pig Latin and practicing with someone can be a lot of fun! You will be able to carry on top secret conversations!
At first, Pig Latin is a little tricky but the challenge and the practicing can be a lot of fun. The more you practice, the better you will speak Pig Latin. Speak and write notes with your friends in Pig Latin for great practice.
Because Pig Latin is not an actual language but more of a fun hobby, you may come across others who form their words a little differently. It is normal to find variations to this humorous language.
Memorizing a few of your personal favorite phrases will help to speed communication considerably. Example: “What’s up?” becomes At’s-whay up-way?
When conversing in Pig Latin, speak slowly and enunciate your words correctly. Your friends will be more able to understand you, and you won’t have to repeat yourself so much.
Technology and Pig Latin
If you need some help converting English to Pig Latin, or Pig Latin to English, there are numerous apps and websites online to help. Do you learn better by playing games? If so, you are in luck! There are several games online to improve your Pig Latin.
Easeplay eavelay ouryay ommentscay erehay, inway Englishway orway Igpay Atinlay!
Do you remember studying limericks in Junior High School? Every week at my school, the entire class had to memorize about five different limericks to recite in front of the room. More like tongue twisters than poems, many of those crazy little rhymes are still stuck in my head more than twenty-five years later.
Many of the limericks learned in class were filled with humor and almost always about animals. For those of you who do not remember studying these, a limerick is often comical and nonsensical, and sometimes even lewd.
Limericks are structured in five line anapestic meter, offering a strict rhyme scheme referred to as AABBA. The first two lines always rhyme with the last line while the third and fourth line rhyme. Also, the third and fourth lines are usually shorter than the rest.
Here are some cute limericks for your enjoyment featuring a funny animal indeed, the pig. Say them aloud for an extra dose of fun …or to make others think you have finally flipped your lid.
There was a young pig whose delight
Was to follow the moths in their flight.
He entrapped them in nets,
Then admired his pets
As they danced on the ceiling at night.
There once was a piglet named Bob
Who spent all of his days on a log.
He sat there all day
While his friends went to play
‘Til one day he was lost in the fog.
-by Allison Tremblay
There was a young pig who, in bed,
Nightly slumbered with eggs on his head.
When the sun at its rise
Made him open his eyes
He enjoyed them for breakfast in bed.
There was a young pig from Racine
Whose botanical interests were keen.
He planted a sock
In a bright window box,
Where it blossomed and sprouted a bean.
There was a poor pig on the street,
In the dustbin found tidbits to eat,
Though his hot garbage stew,
Smelled exactly like glue,
He declared that its taste was a treat.
There was a sad pig with a tail
Not curly, but straight as a nail.
So he ate simply oodles
Of pretzels and noodles,
Which put a fine twist to his tail.
-by Arnold Lobel
Hopefully, you will find these as fun and entertaining as I have over the years.
What limericks do you recall from your school days?
There are a lot of books out there about pigs, but too many of them are made for children. Still more are about farming and livestock. Fascinating stuff, but they kind of get repetitive for me. So when I found Christien Meindertsma’s book called PIG 05049, I nearly fainted.
The special thing about this book is that it’s not just about pigs – it goes through every single product made from pig parts and reduces the scale of the story to one single pig as its organs, skin, nose, and other parts go through the wires of industry and commerce to various destinations.
Some of the products made from pig parts – and this really shocked me – include porcelain, chewing gum, heart valves, cosmetics, cigarettes, bio diesel fuel, photographic paper, medicine, hair conditioner, and even ammunition! Meindertsma spent three years researching for this book and tracked every pig part on its way through factories and into products that you and I use every day.