Roasted Marrow Bone with Bacon and Garlic

Roasted Marrow Bone with Bacon and Garlic

For those of you who simply adore all things savory and beefy, here is a super simple recipe that is as nutritious as it is rich. I know, some of you are thinking, “Bone marrow? Really?” but trust me, it’s sinfully delicious and provides the full gamut of amino acids, minerals and nutrients found only … Continue reading

Mussels with Cider, Leeks and Bacon

Mussels with Cider, Leeks and Bacon

Quick, Northern Hemisphere folks! You’ve only got a month of mussel eating to go before the season ends in May. Although the mussels available in my local Southern California stores are less than inspiring, taking a firm back seat to the large, orangey-pink beauties available from September to April in most fish mongers in England, … Continue reading


Oh-So Delicious Home Cured Bacon

Truly, truly I say unto you… go forth and cure yourself some bacon right now. This instant. Print this recipe and go. It’s that delicious. I have been wanting to try my hand at curing bacon for quite some time. I had a vague idea that it would need to hang in a cheese cloth … Continue reading

Souper Sunday: Chicken, White Bean and Bacon Soup

Souper Sunday: Chicken, White Bean and Bacon Soup

I love the way Italian cuisine pairs beans with meats or bitter greens. I’ve drawn upon that tradition for this hearty, warming soup just in time for flu season. I tend to avoid chicken breast meat like plague. Dry, tasteless and unappealing, chicken breasts are held in high regard by the low-fat prophets (profits?) for … Continue reading

Green Cabbage Sautéed with Bacon and Leeks

Green Cabbage Sautéed with Bacon and Leeks

One of the accompaniments to my Deep Pit Barbecued Turkey this year will be this simple, satisfying dish. It’s quick to make and only takes up one cooking surface — which is of great importance on Thanksgiving. I know, I know. Cabbage is Irish food. It goes with corned beef and Guinness and everybody know … Continue reading


Bacon and Basil Stuffed Eggplant on a Bed of Caramelized Zucchini

Sound complicated? I promise it’s easy as pie. In fact, it’s easier than pie, which can be quite complicated indeed. This is a hearty dish inspired by fresh Italian flavor. Zucchini, garlic, oregano and basil? What could go wrong? Add a little bacon to capture the heart of just about everyone, and ta-da! A heartwarming … Continue reading