The King of Fat

Someone please get me this book! Or better yet, someone just make me a few of the recipes in it! Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient (who wouldn't want to read this?!) argues that the quest for health has gone way too far. I agree! McLagan describes pork fat as the king of fat. I would like to believe that bacon fat in particular currently reigns! Recipes include a smoky bacon & squash soup and a slow-roasted pork belly. And she also answers my question with her spice cookie recipe that calls for bacon fat rather than butter. Fat is a beautiful thing...

Thanks to Pete LaCock for sending me the Times review.


  1. Slow down, I am about to drown in saliva! You know I am a thin, heart healthy person and I do eat bacon, and fat and I agree that people are going crazy with some-most-of the weird dieting stuff. And yes, bacon grease cookies do sound good to me.

  2. I have this book. Pre-ordered it on Amazon. It is more than just a cook book. I've been to busy reading it to try any recipes yet. But I'm looking forward to it. And as moderation is the key to anything, there is nothing unhealthy about this book. I highly recommend it even if you never cook from it. eventually I'll write a proper review. I need to get her other book now, Bones.

  3. Please let us know how the recipes turn out!