beyond bacon

A Look Inside Beyond Bacon – Recipe Reveals & Giveaway!

First things first, a few celebratory notes:

  1. This is our 500th blog post. FIVE HUNDRED BLOG POSTS. Y’all should be set on content for a while, right?
  2. This week is our 3 year paleo-versary! We lost 200lbs, gained our health and changed our lives… no big deal.
  3. We were on TV.
  4. We have a really special podcast coming out on Mother’s Day. In an attempt to recoup some podcasting costs it’s going to be the first of what we hope to be a monthly series which will be $.99 to download each, but we hope it’s worth every penny. No need to buy, but if you’re interested in this deeply personal podcast with The Paleo Mom and I and our mothers chatting on everything from welfare to bulimia, check back on Sunday for more information and links to download.
  5. We FINALLY sent our 5th baby, Beyond Bacon, off to the printer this week. And now that it’s final, we can show you the inside!
  6. To celebrate all this jazz, we’re GIVING AWAY an EARLY RELEASE copy at the end of this post

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But, I know what you’re really here for is the FIRST LOOK INSIDE Beyond Bacon!
(don’t forget, we also did a What & Why and FAQ posts you won’t want to miss)
Click on any of the photos below to gain access to larger versions.

It’s more than just a cookbook!

Eating from “nose-to-tail” is not only good for your wallet, it’s good for your health. In Beyond Bacon, Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry apply this important but lost art to eating the whole hog. They provide practical tips on everything from finding affordable pastured pork, to working with lard, sausages and cured meat, to making flaky and delicious Paleo pie crusts. If you’re tired of the standard Paleo fare, or you’re looking for ways to save money without skimping on flavor, Beyond Bacon should find a place on your shelf (as it has on mine!). Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac

You’ll notice our layout is very simple. That’s because we were inspired by books like Volt Ink that stunningly use white space in order to make bold statements and gorgeous photos pop off of the page. We hired professional photographers (Aimee Buxton for food and Molly Peterson for piggies) to help that vision come full circle. We’re excited to tell you more about our inspirations and contributors and have future posts and giveaways planned around sharing them with you soon. Today, though, is about the inside of Beyond Bacon.

Before we get to the food, I want to introduce the idea of the front section of the book to you. We learned a lot in writing this book. From lessons learned when ordering a whole pig to our preferred and recommended breeds of pigs. We spend the first 50+ pages of the book sharing that knowledge and teaching you how to procure pastured piggies.

Love Letter to Pork from Beyond Bacon by PaleoParents

Additionally, we explain why we focus on not only pastured pigs but the use of all the parts. Afterall, there’s more to pig than just the belly (bacon), and with this book you’ll literally be able to order a whole hog and cook your way through – respecting and honoring the entire animal. Additionally, within those 50 pages we tackle some big topics like cholesterol, saturated fat, and if pork is healthy.

You are not alone if you love pork; but, are you worried that it might not be a healthy choice? Beyond Bacon will dispel that myth from the onset, clearly and accurately explaining the science behind the health benefits of pork, especially from sustainably-farmed, healthy pigs. Yes, eating pasture-raised pork will make you healthier! Beyond setting your mind at ease, Beyond Bacon will walk you through the process of sourcing quality pork and show you just how easy it is to enjoy every part of the animal, from snout to tail. This collection of truly spectacular, drool-worthy recipes will astound you, inspire you, comfort you and nourish you–and you will find yourself coming back to these recipes again and again and again! — Sarah Ballantyne, Ph. D.

Bonus in helping to save the planet with sustainable swine? Serious nutritional value for you.

Why to Eat Nose-to-Tail (Nutrient Density) from Beyond Bacon by PaleoParentsWe used design elements to help get the point across, as well as quotes from some of our favorite culinary geniuses and paleo gurus. We really like how each page has it’s own surprise elements, which makes the science of saturated fat, history of pig cultivation and information on “how to” all that much more enjoyable.

A jam-packed resource for fans of sustainable whole beast feasting, Beyond Bacon educates and inspires home cooks with gorgeous photography and eye-popping recipes. Head-to-tail eating has never looked so good. – Michelle Tam and Henry Fong of Nom Nom Paleo

Most of you, however, are going to skip to page 60.

Beyond Bacon Table of Contents by PaleoParentsPictured from top left corner to bottom right: Green Papaya Salad with Poached Jowl, “Corn” Dogs with Potato Crisps, Kielbasa, Smoked Pork Belly, The Best Brownies with Maple Bacon Frozen Custard and Salted Caramel Bacon Sauce, Liver Gravy and Shaken & Baked Pork Chops, Pork Stuffing Casserole, Huntsman Stew, and Grilled Cubed Pork Kabobs.

In Beyond Bacon, Stacy and Matt show you that there is much more to pork than just the belly. Not only are the recipes creative and inspiring, but they also teach the reader that you can enjoy food, while having great respect for the animal. Along with unbelievably delicious recipes, the photography by Aimee Buxton takes you on a beautiful journey that has yet to be seen in the Paleo community. This book is a stunning masterpiece, front to back, nose to tail. -Hayley Mason and Bill Staley, Bestselling Authors of Gather and Make it Paleo

Clearly, the food photography is an upgrade from our blog!

As you can see, by the improvement in Insanely Awesome Meatloaf (shown below) and the same recipe on our site.

Insanely Awesome Meatloaf from Beyond Bacon by PaleoParents

This cookbook is elegant yet approachable. There are “Advanced” recipes that will challenge those who seek to advance their culinary prowess, and then there are those “Basic” everyday staples that we enjoy on our dinner table on weeknights. It is a cookbook for foodies, a cookbook for those people in your life that need to see how beautiful and delicious paleo recipes can be, and certainly a cookbook for simple home cooks – since after all, the recipes were all created by a stay-at-home dad of 3 young boys!

This NEW recipe is a classic example. It’s rich and developed flavor will impress guests, while it is simple enough to make on Tuesday night. We paired it with the above meatloaf and roasted asparagus for our TV segment on ABC news. It is one of our most popular recipes with testers, even being tasted and approved by Bill & Hayley of Primal Palate. And you get access to it now!

Rosemary Carrot Mash from Beyond Bacon by PaleoParents

But the recipe you all voted on, not surprisingly, is one of the very first recipes we developed and teased. Beyond Bacon has two fudge recipes – one classic version that is able to sit at room temperature – and this freezer fudge, which needs to stay chilled. All the better though, as it’s the perfect thing to make and leave in your freezer for weeks or months – taking only a nibble at a time here and there.

Triple Chocolate Freezer Fudge from Beyond Bacon by PaleoParents

As noted, Triple Chocolate Freezer Fudge is one of the most rich and caloric dense desserts we’ve ever created – so please exhibit caution. That said, lard from pastured pigs is rich in Vitamin D and CLA, this seems a much better way to take your vitamins than in a pill… trust us, we figured out some amazingly delicious ways to make lard work for you in tasty ways!

Sweet Thangs from Beyond Bacon by PaleoParents

If you anticipate wanting to purchase a copy of Beyond Bacon, now’s the time! Our book increased in size from the anticipated 288 pages to 304 pages. That may cause a spike in price, but Amazon offers a preorder price guarantee with them – so we highly recommend doing so! You’ll also be one of the first to receive your copy when it releases on July 2, 2013 – how else will you have perfect BBQ on July 4th?! With our first book, Eat Like a Dinosaur, we sold enough copies that we needed to go back to print the day before release and there was a delay to some people who waited until the last minute to order. If you pre-order, our publisher will know to print enough copies for you!

If you have yet to experience the true pleasure of nose to tail cooking, or you have just been too intimidated to tackle the venture, this is the book to expand your horizons. Not to mention, the Ninja swine cooking skills you will develop are awesome to have on a rainy day or when executing a dinner party. Fret not if you are already on the pastured whole hog bandwagon or a culinary master, this book will still provide you will new weapons for your amazing culinary arsenal. And honestly, could anyone ever have too much pork? – George Bryant of Civilized Caveman

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To WIN an EARLY RELEASE copy of Beyond Bacon, comment on this post with what you think of the layout and teaser sneak peek... or anything else you’re inspired to share now that we’ve given you the ultrasound to our 5th baby ♥ Winner will be chosen on May 11th at 10pm EST, our actual Paleo-versary. Make sure to register your e-mail with Disqus, or else we won’t be able to contact you!

p.s. yes, we know you want t-shirts, that’s awesome, thank you! we’re working our little hearts out as quickly as we can. they’re coming, we promise. soon, we hope!

 

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  • Rachel Sollid
    May 8, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Well the layout is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! And the Freezer Fudge is on my list for dinner tonight 😀 ! I can’t wait for this book (obviously) for the recipes but especially for good tips on finding Pastured pork!

  • Jennifer Radcliff
    May 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    I love the layout and I have shared this post with my friend Angela who is getting into the Paleo lifestyle.

  • Teera Jennings Spino
    May 8, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    This looks like a gorgeous book! Love that you showed a savory, side & sweet recipe for the preview. Looking forward to getting my hands on the book!

  • Hilary Good Nightingale
    May 8, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    That sneak peek absolutely made me drool. I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this book! I don’t even like rosemary, and i want that carrot mash in my belly NOW! 🙂

  • Valérie Pelletier
    May 8, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Wow! Wow! and Wow! I love what I see! And I want to try your recipes! We love ELaD and I’m sure it will be the same with Beyond Bacon!

  • Tina
    May 8, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    It looks so good! Congratulations!!!

  • amyayers2
    May 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    I LOVE what I’m seeing. The kielbasa picture made me remember testing it for you back in February. It was the first time I had ever made my own, and it was delicious!! These teaser photos and text look fantastic. I can’t wait to get the full book in my hands. BTW…..my boys are loving ELaD. They keep asking when we can make something else from it. 🙂

  • Brenna Singman
    May 8, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    This looks lovely! What girl on her own for the first time doesn’t love simple AND delicious AND healthy recipes in her low budget Primal apartment? 🙂 Beautiful layout, style is easy on the eyes, and drool-tastic pictures! I’ve got my eyes on that meatloaf and I have never so strongly anticipated paleo pie crust! You should be very proud!

    • Stacy & Matt
      May 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      Indeed, there are may budget-friendly ideas in the book, especially since bones, fats & organ meats are CHEAP 🙂

  • Christina Speed
    May 8, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Stunning! I love how simple yet elegant it looks! I cannot wait to cook it cover to cover and to read all about the pigs! I spent 30 minutes on the site of the farm I get my grass fed beef from just reading about the different types of grass they feed them and why. Knowledge is power! Thanks so much for the free samples 🙂

    • Stacy & Matt
      May 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      Love this, thank you!

  • Brenna Singman
    May 8, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Oh! And congratulations on your Paleo-versary! 🙂

  • azxure
    May 8, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Growing up in a Jewish home, we didn’t eat pork. Ever. Even though we werent the most observant Jews. At all. Moving out and growing up and making my own diet, lets just say I have a container of bacon fat on my stove top at all times. Yep yep. But I’m still (over fifteen years later!) wary of the rest of the pig. Can’t explain it. I just don’t know what to do with most of it outside of a mean pulled pork. This book looks so easy to read and follow and so full of amazing ideas! (I’m a graphic artist, my husband is a tattoo artist, I know a thing or two about layout LOL) I’d love to win it, but I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy either way! (I’m also a cookbook hoarder, yay for new cookbooks!)

    • Stacy & Matt
      May 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      I was a vegetarian growing up too, now my mother is known to all her friends as the queen of bacon 😉

  • Coco Ch
    May 8, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    I love the design of this book. The pictures are enticing and the ingredients and instructions are carefully presented in an easy to follow manner that is welcoming, not intimidating.

  • ticamom
    May 8, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    I am totally blown away – such a different look, I love it! And the concept is original too (at least to me LOL) VERY excited to get this book, especially because ordering a whole pig sounds extremely intimidating, and maybe this will help me move in that direction. Thanks for all your blood, sweat, and tears that you put into this book. I don’t know how you guys do it, but thank you so much for doing all you do to help people.

  • Suzanne Christian
    May 8, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    I’m ready to buy a pig! not really but I have the freezer, I think, or at least enough for a pig portion. Makes me want to get/make some high quality lard, soon!

  • Rebecca
    May 8, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    I think the book looks awesome! Love the layout! The pictures look great also!

  • lovethebub
    May 8, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    This book looks amazing, the layout, the pictures, down to the fonts you’ve selected really come together beautifully. Can’t wait to read it and maybe even overcome the intimidation of buying a whole hog!

    • Stacy & Matt
      May 8, 2013 at 11:26 AM

      Awesome, I hope you overcome it too – totally worthwhile and more affordable!

  • Michelle Tompkins
    May 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    I LOVE the preview! I really enjoy when cookbooks have more than just recipes. The layout looks amazing and interesting. I cannot wait!! Congrats on the Paleo-versary and all your accomplishments. Epic!

  • Libbi
    May 8, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    I want it! Of all the new Paleo cookbooks coming out (I haven’t bought a new one since Well Fed) this is the one I’m most excited about.

  • Mirandroid Jones
    May 8, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    The book looks fantastic! The photos are beautiful, and I appreciate you sharing some of the recipes before the release date.

  • Kathi
    May 8, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Such a visually beautiful book, congratulations on finally sending it off to the printer! I thought the news segment was great – so glad they focused on the health benefits!

  • Christy Mercado
    May 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    The layout looks fab and I promise not to skip the first 60 pages! Can’t wait to try the meatloaf and carrot mash!

  • Christina E.
    May 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    We have access to a wild hog about once a year or so and I have pre-ordered this book so that we no longer waste most of it. It’s sad to think of how much has has been thrown out over the years but we just didn’t know any better. I will be ready next time!

  • Elizabeth Rose
    May 8, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Wow! I love the cute pigs and want to pet them all! I love love LOVE the photos of the food and am actually excited about trying offal meat (ok.. I cringed when I typed that but I will try it… maybe not brains.. but I know that there will be a recipe that I cannot resist and a local farmer who can hook me up with the ingredients I need). I love cookbooks.. I usually tend to use them for inspiration and don’t follow the recipes, but I can see that this won’t be that type of cookbook for me.. this is out of my wheelhouse.. it makes me a little uncomfortable and excited.. and that’s a good thing.. I need to try new things and have tried SO many new vegetables since going paleo..now it’s time to get creative with meat! 😉

  • Marlina
    May 8, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    I absolutely looove the simple layout!! Has the feeling of a classically good cookbook 🙂 can’t wait to get my hands on it !

  • Jessica West
    May 8, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    I LOVE the layout and the pics are fantastic! This book has so much terrific information, I’m excited!

  • Sarah
    May 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Mouth is watering. Lard in fudge, oh…yeah! Grandma would be so proud. Giddy with excitement!

  • valerieb
    May 8, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Wow! I’m totally impressed by the photos and the layout. Excited for your book to come out!

  • tkboo
    May 8, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    beautiful! love love love it!

  • Amelia Dodson
    May 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    The book is gorgeous and you guys are doing such amazing things! Congratulations!

  • Susan Roragen
    May 8, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    There are so many, many books out there now for Paleos. It’s difficult to choose where to aim my limited budget. But this book looks refreshing! I love the photos! The use of white space attracts the eyes and makes one want to linger on every thought, rather than rushing on through the reading.

    • Stacy & Matt
      May 8, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      Thanks Susan. We truly thought a lot about how to bring value to an already booming community. We genuinely believe Beyond Bacon fills a void that hasn’t yet been accomplished in the community… and using the whole animal will SAVE you money for more books! 😉

  • Chantell
    May 8, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    My boys think your boys are awesome, so as you can imagine we are eagerly awaiting release of this truly stunning book!

  • Ashley Harvey
    May 8, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    I love the new look for Beyond Bacon! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of it. I am sure that I will maintain a coveted spot in my kitchen cookbook collection, right next to Eat Like a Dinosaur!

  • Jessica R Kenney
    May 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    I love it! What I think I like best about the layout is that not only is this a cookbook, I mean full of recipes, but it is also eye candy. I love any cook book that I can take to my reading chair and cozy up with. Great photos, great lessons. Something that makes me stop and read and LEARN. I can’t wait to make freezer fudge as soon as I find some lard. Already pre-ordered it! BTW, just checked out ELAD from the library, and my kids adore the pictures and names of the foods. Rat on a Stick is on our menu for June. 🙂

  • Sarah
    May 8, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    I love the sneak peak! It has a “country elegant” look! And I am absolutely drooling over the list of Sweet Thangs! YUMMMMM! Can’t wait for your book to come out. Congrats!

  • Kat
    May 8, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    I am new to paleo and love this layout. I am usually overwhelmed by cookbooks but this looks simply yet sophisticated. I like that there doesn’t seem to be a lot of strange and unusual ingredients which is usually where I get overwhelmed….lol. I love cookbooks with photos because I am a very visual person. Would love this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it and also for sharing some of the recipes as well. 🙂

  • Bonnie
    May 8, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Awesome. I need this 🙂 omnomnomnom

    Onesweetworld67 at gmail dot c0m

  • Julie P.
    May 8, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    I really like the layout and graphics! Having the ingredients in the left side column is great! How is the index, though? Nothing kills a good cookbook like a bad index 🙁 I have a couple of big paleo cookbooks that I’ve had to excessively annotate.

    • Stacy & Matt
      May 8, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      We made the same alterations to the standard index as we did in Eat Like a Dinosaur, which has been called out and complimented on it’s Index 🙂

  • Tracey Berry
    May 8, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    The book looks great! Very ascetically pleasing 🙂

  • Kelly Clawson
    May 8, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    This is beautiful. I love cookbooks that have more substance than just the food 🙂

  • Melissa Hughes
    May 8, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Truly a work of art, both graphically and culinarily! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and provide a review for my page/blog, “Vitality Enthusiast”. Great work! Kudos for the entire concept!

  • Kay
    May 8, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    I don’t think I have looked forward to a book release as much as this one and I am a librarian!!! Great job! I can’t wait to try the Triple Chocolate Freezer Fudge!!!

  • Sheena
    May 8, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    I love the “chalkboard” style cover!! Excited to try the recipes, Thanks for the sneak peak and all the awesome recipes and information on your blog!!!

  • Paul E Silverio
    May 8, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    The book is looking good. It has been sitting in my wishlist on Amazon for awhile and I cannot wait to get it home.

  • Torie
    May 8, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous to look at… and can’t wait to try out the recipes as well. I’ve already pre-ordered a copy, but am super impatient!!

  • Angela-Chicken Scoop
    May 8, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    I absolutely love the beautiful photos! I also like the easy reference down the side of the recipe for an easy snapshot of the ingredients and such. That is a make-or-break for me when buying a cookbook. Very organized!
    ~Ang

  • Becky Freeman
    May 8, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    I love it all but the fonts are my favorite. They remind me of the chalk writing at a local butcher shop

  • Hannah Dormanen
    May 8, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Amazing! I can’t wait to make the fudge!!!

  • Sara Willin
    May 8, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    This is one Paleo Cook Book that will be on my shelf! I use bacon and bacon grease in so many reciepies everyday! Bacon is a god sent. The layout is beautiful! I love the country old-timey appearance with the chalk boards 🙂 Very well done!

  • Stephanie Power
    May 8, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    I think that the previews of this book have given me pork cravings like never before. I love it! I could see it well worn with many a bent page bookmark sitting on my counter.

  • Addie Stadel Hayes
    May 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    This book looks beautiful. There are so many paleo books I need to buy, this and Gather are on the top of my list. The pages are pleasing to the eye, photos are beautiful (I love ELaD, but this is definitely a huge step up!) and nice fonts. Can’t wait to win or buy it. Either way, I’ll have it!

  • Pia
    May 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    This is so gorgeous. I haven’t seen a book I like as much as I think I will this one ever.. yet!

  • Jenny Bermender
    May 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    So excited to see this book! I am especially excited to see lard recipes in there! I have a big block of it in my freezer from the last half pig I ordered and I haven’t know what to do with it. I really hope I win, but I’m definitely pre-ordering if I don’t!

  • Courtney Stokes
    May 8, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Looks amazing!!! Wow! Just stunning 🙂

  • Maggie McCoy Pogue
    May 8, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    The previews of this book make it look absolutely amazing! Great pictures and I cant wait to try the recipes that you have shared!

  • Nancy
    May 8, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    I am so excited about this book! We just started paleo on Monday and we have one cook book so far. We need to build our collection. The pictures look amazing. I can’t wait to start the meatloaf. I have MS and my fatigued is the worst. Really hoping paleo will find me some relief. Thanks for the opportunity!

    • Stacy & Matt
      May 8, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      Congrats on starting your paleo journey, I hope you find relief too! Eat plenty of vegetables and foods rich in omega 3 and add bone broth and organ meat where you can – if that’s too much to start just do the best you can, but with autoimmune conditions the more tailored your diet the better you will feel!

  • Jakelyn Piccoli
    May 8, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    OMG!!! You had me at meatloaf!!!

  • Caro
    May 8, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    So beautiful! This would make a great mother’s day present…or father’s day 😛 But then I want my own, too.

  • Heather Gurnari
    May 8, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    This looks so beautiful! The layout looks great! Thanks for sharing! Holy monkey!! I need that “corn” dog!!!!

  • Susan Plocher
    May 8, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Wow – what a beautiful book and obviously a labor of love. I’ve been a fan since ELaD came out and would support you even if the book was ugly and full of yucky -sounding recipes b/c I believe in your message and want to support your efforts. That being said, I’m SO PLEASED to see the teaser recipes, the pictures, the cover and know that it will truly grace my shelves and the contents, my table (and palate, and stomach etc…) Can’t wait to get it! I’m especially excited to read the first 50 pages and learn how to find good pastured pigs. We have LOTS of pigs in Southern MN, but they are all commercially owned. I also want to defend my love of bacon! I’m fairly adventurous food-wise but haven’t ventured into offal. Maybe this will be the impetus to get past my aversion and dive into Beyond Bacon.

  • Kim Freitas
    May 8, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    I think the layout is fantastic! Clean, simple and classic. Plus your preview has given me a really good idea on what the book is really about. I love the nose-to-tail concept but more than once have found myself with a “new” cut or organ on my cutting board, thinking now what?! It always seems a good idea at the butcher….
    Thanks for your latest baby, and for the chance to win one.

  • JulieVK
    May 8, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Love it! Congratulations!

  • Tami Toon
    May 8, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    This is a must have for my family. Cannot wait to get my hands on it!

  • elise
    May 8, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Awesome! Can’t wait to feel and taste this!

  • Angela
    May 8, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    I have loved all of the “preview” shots of the book, and can’t wait to read it. I love the color scheme/theme, and it looks like it’s full of great info and yummy recipes. Thanks for all of your hard work! 🙂

  • Annette
    May 8, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Love the cover with the chalkboard writing!
    annettestandrod@gmail.com

  • Theresa Carter
    May 8, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    I want this NOW! I need someone to kill a pig for me!

  • Shelby Florio
    May 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    I can’t wait for this book! I am truly excited about the section on how to order a whole hog from a butcher, as this is the first year we are doing so!!

  • Jimella Detweiler
    May 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    My husband I have been considering doing pasture raised hogs. This book layout looks amazing!

  • Anna
    May 8, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    And here’s a comment because I didn’t register ;P

  • Jackie
    May 8, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Everything looks so yummy that you want to eat the pages. Love the style and layout that you choice for Beyond Bacon. Thanks for the sneak peak of the recipes.

  • Kara Klett
    May 8, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    I am beyond (haha) excited for this book! I love pig but honestly only eat bacon! I can’t wait to expand my meals! I live the layouts of the pages, the fonts used, and the photography is beautiful!!!!

  • Alisa O
    May 8, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    This book looks amazing! Thank you so much for the sneak peek! Can’t wait to make fudge for a special occasion!

  • Anna
    May 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Well, I wrote this huge long comment, all professional and impressive about how happy I was with this preview of the cookbook and how great it was from a marketing person’s point of view, but it was eaten and I’m too lazy right now to re-type it. =P

    YOU COOK BOOK LOOKS TASTY! There, how’s that? 😉

  • Lori M
    May 8, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    I remember the first time I heard of Nose to Tail cooking and I thought I would never be able to do that. YOur book has convinced me otherwise. I can’t wait to own it!

  • Heather
    May 8, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    love love love the layout and colors! so soft, simple, and elegant. my favorite photo so far is the “Sweet Thangs” table of contents shot. 🙂 Thank you for all your do & share with all of us!!

  • KateColvin
    May 8, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    So, I wasn’t going to get this book because we really don’t eat much pork (ha ha other than bacon), but after seeing this preview, I went straight to amazon and pre-ordered! I cannot wait to get it. LOVE the layout and photos.

  • Stephanie Carlson
    May 8, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    We are ready to raise a pig or two on our mini farm and I am really looking forward to reading the first 50 pages! And learning to cook the whole hog, Bonus!

  • Ashley Wright
    May 8, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    I wanna win!!! I love bacon !!!! It looks AmazeBalls!!! I want to make everything !! Mmmmm bacon! And my husband would be stoked !! He loves bacon so much he would shower with it if he could !! Is there a recipe for bacon soap !!! Hehe pick me !!! Me bacon me bacon me bacon !! P.s Bacon! P.s.s. ME! 🙂

  • Tara S
    May 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    I absolutely love the food photography. I’m a sucker for a good
    picture. That, and the recipe for the brownie with ice cream and bacon
    caramel sauce is just absolutely…almost too much…I can barely even
    look at it, LOL…I want it in my face.

  • Margary
    May 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    What I’ve seen so far is gorgeous! I cannot wait to get this book. I’m most excited to read the sections on “the basics”, “what tools do I use?”, and “will pink pork kill me?”. Keep up the awesome work you do and congrats on your paleo-versary!

  • Erin
    May 8, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    The layout is beautiful. I love the rustic feel. I cannot wait for the cookbook to release. It’s going to be a porky summer at our house!

  • Ben N Rachel Dingwall
    May 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    So excited about the release of this book! My family did not eat pork for some strange reason. They still eat fakin bacon today. Love developing a healthy relationship with humanely raised meat!

  • Nicole Rice
    May 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    i love the layout! it looks like it is a fabulous cookbook and could easily be displayed on a coffee table!

  • Tasha
    May 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Everything about this book looks amazing! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!!!! 🙂

  • Leslie Farquhar Smith
    May 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Wow! This is so awesome! I really love the “rustic” look of the book. The blackboard with chalk writing and drawings really give it that “down south” feeling, and everyone knows that the south has good food! I also really love the idea of trying different parts of pork. I get in such a rut and stuck in my own ways that I don’t think to branch out and try different things! Super excited to try Triple Chocolate Freezer Fudge and the Rosemary Carrot mash looks delish! Really hope I win, but if not, this cook book will still be mine. 🙂

  • christopher sorel
    May 8, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Looks great and love the layout. Pork is great and some use it all book is needed for sure. Preordered and waiting on it.

  • Amy Ellis
    May 8, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    This looks like its going to be a great addition to my coffee table – which is currently sporting a brand new copy of Gather. I am so excited that Beyond Bacon will focus on the whole hog as my family is trying to focus on that as well. I’d love to win a copy but if not will add it to my birthday wish list!

  • Lisa Kuchta VanderWal
    May 8, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    I can’t find it Canadians can enter…..I’d love to win! Well done. I follow you on FB.

  • Lisa P.
    May 8, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    The book looks fantastic! I especially love all the pictures – I find it so much easier to make recipes when I have a picture – a “goal” of what the finished product should look like.

  • Laine Marie Keown
    May 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    I just love that you are educating people about what they eat and how to eat it and not just throwing recipes at us. The recipes do look wonderful though. I can’t wait to get the book. I am a homeschooling, crossfitting, army wife and mother of 3 so i need to eat this way to maintain my energy and health for my future. Love it!!

    • Stacy & Matt
      May 8, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      So glad you “get” that! At the same time, if people only want recipes, there’s plenty of those 😉

  • Tabitha Bledsoe
    May 8, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    I want that fudge Right. Now. I really need to find a good source for lard! And pastured pigs, for that matter.

  • Jessica
    May 8, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    This book looks truly amazing! I can’t wait to order it for my library and maybe win a copy for myself. Thank you!

  • Brendon
    May 8, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    This is such a beautiful book! The layout and pictures look amazing! I’m going to try one of these recipes this weekend. 🙂

  • Alysia Caringi
    May 8, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    I love the layout of this book! Especially the different fonts and the chalk board design on the cover.

  • Amanda B
    May 8, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Love the layout! My mouth is watering from your teases! Can’t wait til the book comes out if I don’t win one.

  • Genevieve Winters
    May 8, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    I really like the layout of your book with the recipes. And this one releases on my birthday – what a treat. 🙂

  • Angie Reid Walker
    May 8, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Looks amazing would love to win a copy!

  • Tigersharkt3
    May 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    I’m trying to make some lifestyle changes & this would give me a kickstart!

  • Vered Leb
    May 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    The photos look totally awesome
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  • Bella Belcheva
    May 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Love to have that book :)))))

    why –
    1. I love the look – its slick and sophisticated and appeals to foodies :))))
    2. Read the table of contents – amazing stuff
    3. I am intrigued by the name and finaly can argue with family and friends that Paleo is not only about
    stuffing yourself with bacon…. nothing wrong with that – but people have that crazy idea Paleo eaters – eat bacon 24/7. :)))))
    4. I think my bacon deprived fridge wants it to :)))))

  • Nancy G
    May 8, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Would love to try out the recipes with my granddaughters! The layout looks good for them to even follow.

  • Danielle L.
    May 8, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    I love this layout, it’s clean, crisp and super informative! I LOVE the pictures and the little “extras”, the chalkboard look on the cover just screams down home country cooking to me. I think that ya’ll did an outstanding job with this, really very impressive!! The photography is amazing! The difficulty/time to table, yield, and equipment part is awesome too!! Ya’ll should be super proud of yourselves, this is a product that just screams all the effort that was put into it!

  • jenniferganey
    May 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Beautiful photos and yummy-looking recipes.

  • Donna S
    May 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Being a newbie to cooking from whole foods & trying to incorporate Paleo whenever possible, I’m excited for the book release! I hope my meals look half as good as your teasers do!

  • Kelly Reed
    May 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    This looks great! The layout seems really accessible. I’d love to have a copy!

  • wendy
    May 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    OHMIGOSH!! This has got to be the most stunning recipe book EVAR!!

    You nailed it! Oh, how you nailed it!!
    The layout, the photos, the typography… gorgeous! And wow, do I ever want to try all those recipes now!

  • Hannah Johnson
    May 8, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Love how the book looks! Very inviting! And I’m so happy my husband suggested trying eating paleo because it not only has changed the way we eat (which is now better) but I sleep better, feel better, and have more energy!

  • Erika Callegari
    May 8, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    It looks amazing. You can definitely tell you guys put your heart and soul into this cookbook. Can’t wait for its release!!

  • Heidi
    May 8, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    having just participated in a pastured pig buy, i am needing to learn what to do with the back fat and skin along with all of the other yummy pig parts 🙂 looking forward to owning this gorgeous book … and i’m already planning to gift a few copies to other pig lovers in my family 🙂

  • Michelle
    May 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    It looks beautiful! I’m bummed that people didn’t seem to share my passion for getting your pie crust recipe, but the fudge looks amazing. I have a great source for pastured lard, and I’m thinking this fudge will be my contribution to the next paleo Meetup group potluck!

  • Dee
    May 8, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    It’s beautiful! I love the old timey look it has!

  • FroggyMom
    May 8, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    I LOVE your “baby”! I honestly have never thought beyond loin, chop, bacon, or sausage (and prepared very boringly, at that). I am intrigued with the lard section…. but most of all, the triple freezer fudge – genius! I love the look of Beyond Bacon – from the cover (I would seriously put my copy on an easel in the kitchen….. for looks as well as function), to the fonts inside, to the beautiful pictures. I find may boos distracting in their efforts to be dark, bold, etc…. to the point you cannot read them easily. Yours balances aesthetics and artistry with being easy on the eyes. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

    I once thought my mother in law was weird for having a vat of bacon grease on her counter. I thought it was dirty, unhealthy, and holy smokes, “that will raise your cholesterol!” In the last several months, (year?) I have learned much about what is truly healthy, rather than the media driven “whole grain/low fat” nonsense. I now know my mother in law to be a brilliant woman (as she is in other areas) in the kitchen.

    Looking forward to Beyond Bacon, ans sure we will love it as much as ELAD!!

  • maria
    May 8, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Oh this looks fantastic! Love the layout and wow the cover! Really like the happy pigs pic. 🙂

  • Valerie
    May 8, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Wow! This is an amazingly informative and beautiful book. I can’t wait to try the “corn” dogs (and the freezer fudge.) Thank you!

  • Miss_Ann_thrope
    May 8, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    I am so excited for this book! The food looks amazing and the teaser recipes sound tasty, promising and easy to make. I love cooking with the “other” white meat! Although I feel that if I purchase this cookbook, my pet potbelly pig will become very nervous! Congrats on the paleoversary and I look forward to making these recipes soon!

  • sharmista
    May 8, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    It looks FANTASTIC!! I absolutely love the layout! And the recipes look amazing. Bravo Matt & Stacy!

  • Jennifer Chorazy
    May 8, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Wow! I’m sold! I love the simplicity of the pages and the amazing food styling and photography. Congratulations on your new book! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  • meatified
    May 8, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    I love how clean and yet homey the layout is – very welcoming and approachable! Plus, Mr Meatified is going to kill me if the first thing I make ISN’T the corn dogs 😉

  • Ann
    May 8, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    The recipes look great and I can’t wait to try them. I am glad you spent time explaining pastured pork and how to buy it. The different options are confusing.

  • Jennifer
    May 8, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Growing up we didn’t eat much pork. I really don’t know why, it just wasn’t something my mom cooked very often. Now that I’m on my own, I’ve discovered a few things on my own (like pulled pork, and bacon!) – but really want to learn more! I now have access to pastured local pork, and I’m looking forward to this book to help me put it to good use!

  • Linda Atwell
    May 8, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    In the last 6 months I have completly change the way I eat. I have to say it has changed my life. I follow your recipe’s on fb and I have to say they are just amazing. I never thought that by eating healthy, it could taste so wonderful. Any how thanks for the chance to win this great cookbook. Linda Atwell.

  • LindsayR
    May 8, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog after looking for paleo blogs on the net. Your book looks really intriguing – it boasts a fresh, contemporary/modern, retro look. Regardless if I win a copy, I’m definitely going to purchase a copy for myself and a friend (although winning a copy would be cool, too). I’m new to the paleo world. After just having our first child, and watching friends (who we are going to give the book to for his birthday at the end of June) live dedicated to a paleo lifestyle, my husband and I are going to start integrating paleo approach to our meal planning. My husband, who is ultra active with a super metabolism, and I, seeking to loose this baby weight and desire to return to running, believe paleo lifestyle may be the approach that meets the needs of our diet requirements. And we want to provide a healthy, wholesome introduction of food to our little girl. Your recipe book would be my first paleo cookbook and a fun start to our paleo journey!

  • Tracy Hiller
    May 8, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    I grew up on pork belly and have been able to get it locally for the last several years. There isn’t much better than that! Can’t wait to try some of your awesome looking recipes. I too am a cookbook hoarder, the more the merrier.

  • Dani
    May 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    My daughter looooves bacon but is soooo picky about pork in other forms…looking forward to this book so that I can share the pictures and recipes with her…as an almost4-yr old she is heavily influenced by the look of things so this will be fantastic for her!

  • Brenda
    May 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    The book looks great love the layout. Happy Anniversary!

  • Dawn Burgess Scott
    May 8, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    I think the book looks fantastic! I love to buy physical copies of cookbooks that have beautiful graphic layouts for my cookbook collection. This fits the bill exactly! I’m excited about learning more about using the whole animal. Thank you for having such an exciting giveaway and for all of your hard work to produce this amazing, informational, and visually captivating text!!

  • wheatiemegs
    May 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Looks fantastic! Can’t wait.

  • Sara Grambusch
    May 8, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Looks epic!

  • Sonja H
    May 8, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    I Love the layout of the Beyond Bacon and the pictures make my mouth water. My kids love Eat like a Dinosaur. And I cant wait to get Beyond Bacon. Thanks for sharing some of the receipes. We are going to make the Triple Chocolate Freezer Fudge this weekend. It looks amazing. Happy Paleo-versary.

  • Kristina Lovell
    May 8, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    I really love the layout of the book! The pictures make it look even better. 😉 I cannot wait for this book to come out since I’ve just started getting into pork a little bit more.

  • Cristi Smith
    May 8, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Love the “ultrasound” of your baby! I am interested in new and fun pork recipes. Maybe I will even get brave and try some of the not so common cuts.

  • Genesis McCormack
    May 8, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    I think I’m in love. The layout, the graphics, the information….let’s not forget the recipies. I really, really want to eat the “corn” dogs. The apple fritters sound amazing. I have never been excited about pork, but today I am. Bravo! Super awesome job guys. Thank you for sharing your passion.

  • Susan
    May 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    I’m super excited for this book. The photos look great!

  • Heather J
    May 8, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    The layout looks amazing and unique, though I do understand that you had inspiration! And I love how much background info you put in here. What a tome!

  • Guest
    May 8, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog after looking for paleo blogs on the net. Your book looks really intriguing – it boasts a fresh, contemporary/modern, retro look. Regardless if I win a copy, I’m definitely going to purchase a copy for myself and a friend (although winning a copy would be cool, too). I’m new to the paleo world. After just having our first child, and watching friends live dedicated to a paleo lifestyle, my husband and I are going to start integrating paleo approach to our meal planning. My husband, who is ultra active with a super metabolism, and I, seeking to loose this baby weight and desire to return to running, believe paleo lifestyle may be the approach that meets the needs of our diet requirements. And we want to provide a healthy, wholesome introduction of food to our little girl. Your recipe book would be my first paleo cookbook and fun start to our paleo journey.

  • Lea Buckridge
    May 8, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Love it. The layout is gorgeous!

  • Tamara
    May 8, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Gorgeous looking book!! Seriously, this looks like paleo food porn! 🙂

  • Amanda Talley
    May 8, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    I love the layout. Simple and pretty! I’m equally in love with the chalkboard cover art!

  • Heather Dost
    May 8, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    beautiful!

  • Sarah Bartz
    May 8, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Congrats on your anniversary! I absolutely love the layout! The photos look good enough to make me want to go buy half a pig from one of the farmers at my public market.

  • Danielle Hughes
    May 8, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    The layout looks SO easy to read!! Love it!

  • Riley Briggs
    May 8, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    The book layout and photographs look great and that is coming from a designer/photographer.

  • Darcie Rae Light
    May 8, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Hope you are feeling super proud of this accomplishment – it looks absolutely beautiful! Our favourite cookie recipe growing up used lard, so funny that we have come around to it again! Gotta find myself a pig farmer 😉

  • Evelyne Lussier
    May 8, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    WOW thanks for this sneek peak! 😉
    I’m exciting to see it!!!

  • Rebecca
    May 8, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    OMG I am so excited for this book! I currently have weird pastured pig parts in my freezer from a share and don’t know what to do with them 🙂 I also want to learn more great recipes to incorporate liver in to our diet

  • pjlanning1 .
    May 8, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    AH! Im so glad you’re 5th little one is almost at its due date. This book looks great. Im most excited for the great recipes I can share with my grain-happy friends and hopefully convince them to come to the truly “healthy” side… psh whole grains, try a pastured piggie! 🙂 Thank you for your work Stacy & Matt. Im only an 18 year old college guy but I already feel like I could raise a perfect paleo parents family lifestyle one day. Very excited to try some recipes including different cuts of the pig, and the sweet thangs of course. Great giveaway, thank you, thank you, LOVE the preview, happy anniversary!

  • Moo Cow
    May 8, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    The recipes look great!!

  • lauren
    May 8, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    I love the layout its beautiful and easy to use. Those two things don’t alwas come together in a cookbook! Lol
    Yay Bacon! Well done ya’ll!!!!

  • mspibbles
    May 8, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    I love the side bars with the tips and the ingredient lists. It makes it so easy to read and check off what you need for the recipe. The book is so cute!

  • laura t.
    May 8, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    I cannot wait for this book! The photography looks incredible!

  • Becky Newell Woodworth
    May 9, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    This looks amazing! I just bought 1/4 pig and can’t wait to have some more idea’s on what to do with it!! The layout looks very friendly and I think my 13yr old son will enjoy cooking out of this with me!

  • disqus_CAoqRT8uvD
    May 9, 2013 at 3:40 AM

    Looks wonderful. Got a half hog for my daughter and myself the end of January, but the bacon, ham, chops, and steaks are long gone. Now I need inspiration for the rest!

  • Alfie McCaffrey
    May 9, 2013 at 5:34 AM

    will “Beyond bacon” be available in Ireland

    • Naz
      May 9, 2013 at 4:33 PM

      Hi Alfie, I’m in England and it looks like you can order it from Amazon (but it’s released much later in the year here, September) or you can order from Book Depository.

  • Erin Weitzel
    May 9, 2013 at 6:30 AM

    The book looks beautiful! I am so excited to read it, and I think my dad may be receiving a copy as a late Father’s Day gift. I’m super excited to read your suggestions for finding pastured pigs. And rosemary carrot mash? Yum!

  • Christine
    May 9, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    The book looks beautiful!! Can’t wait to try out these recipes.

  • JSmyth
    May 9, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    I am absolutely LOVE the picture quality and information in this book. I get ridiculously excited about new cookbooks/paleo books. (is that wierd?)…..

  • Erin
    May 9, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Love the layout and the font you used! Love love love!

  • Denise M
    May 9, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    I cannot wait to read this. I am so intrigued by the idea of bacon in a dessert but have been too afraid to try it. It sounds like the recipes in the table of contents would be easily accessible for me to try

  • Robin
    May 9, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    I love cookbooks and this one looks amazing!!!

  • Erin
    May 9, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    ELaD was one of the first Paleo cookbooks we bought, and we’ve ben following you ever since. We’ve bought a few since, and there are some great ones out there to be had, but it’s difficult if not impossible to have them all. For Beyond Bacon, however, I think it’s time we break our fast. This one was a must have as soon as I saw the first pics. It looks amazing, unique, but also manages to remain accessible. Thank you for what you do, thanks for the sneak peaks and teasers, and thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your handiwork.

  • JB
    May 9, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    This looks great. I had a chance to try a couple of the recipes and I can’t wait to get the whole thing.

  • Naz
    May 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book. I grew up hardly ever eating pork, in fact we ate it once a year on Christmas at my aunty’s house for lunch. So as you can imagine I never had much confidence in cooking with pork until I met my husband. He on the other hand had A LOT of pork growing up and since being married to him I’ve been including pork more and more in our meals, having said that there’s still so much I want to learn about using this particular meat and this is where your book comes in! My husband would absolutely love this book as well, he always says we need to include more in our meals 🙂

    The layout of the book looks gorgeous and would look fantastic in our kitchen 🙂

  • Danielle
    May 9, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    I love the layout and can’t wait to take a closer look!! And my initial thought is, I really hope your SIXTH baby is the beef equivalent!!!

    • Stacy & Matt
      May 9, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      BLASPHEMY. We’re not even done laboring baby #5, there is NO discussion of #6 right now!

  • Petra
    May 9, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    It looks amazing! And I love that it goes *beyond* bacon – I want to learn to use more pork.

  • Amanda
    May 9, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    The book looks beautiful and the food looks DELISH!!! Drooling…

  • Margaret J
    May 9, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Oh my … the freezer fudge looks so divine! We have some really amazing heritage pork farmers in the area and I *cannot* wait to dive into this book to learn more ways to use the animal. Their bacon is the best I’ve ever had. 😉 The layout and photography of the book is great! I am really looking forward to this.

  • Jessica Sandstrom
    May 9, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    The book looks amazing! I cant wait to see and try all of the recipes! I love the way the pages are laid out. It’s very neat and sophisticated looking, and keeps all of the directions in the middle where they belong! Also, the photography is amazing. Congrats on your paleoversary and all of your success!

  • FlemingFamily
    May 9, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    This book is a definite must have and the photography is so beautiful! Can’t wait to see how to best use all that bacon grease I’ve been saving up…Thanks for being an inspiration to me to get our family on a more healthy track in all areas of health.We still have a long ways to go but I try for one or two changes a week so we make it a new way of doing life…not just a one time thing…

  • Miranda G. Kissling
    May 9, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    looks delicious as expected! i love that i can learn all about healthy pigs by reading it. i am sure by the time i finished i would be searching for a pig farmer nearby 🙂

  • Lydia
    May 9, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    The cookbook looks beautiful! Such deliciousness abounding… now to just get a freezer to be able to store all the meat. 🙂

  • MommaFreem
    May 10, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Um yeah, my mouth is watering. Who could go wrong with BACON?!

  • Cassandra Colley
    May 10, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    The new book looks great! I know it will be a huge success. Thanks for the great blog & encouraging others toward healthy living.

  • Corrina
    May 10, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    I love the layout, and I love bacon! I love the chalk pic of the pig w/ the different parts labeled.

  • Melinda
    May 10, 2013 at 5:44 AM

    This looks like exactly the resource I need and fits in with my rather new interest in living sustainably…I love that there is an element of education and the recipes look super good! I’m sure this will be a raging success xo

  • noosh.
    May 10, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    looks amazing!! pictures really make a great cookbook come to life!

  • Jennifer Albanese
    May 10, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    We are about to slaughter our first pig. I need all the recipes I can get for all the parts of the pig. seriously until last year I was vegetarian, and I don’t know how to deal with all this meat. This book looks perfect for me.

  • Alicia K
    May 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Oh my gosh you guys, I preordered the book the second you announced it’s release, but this sneak peak makes me BEYOND excited!!! I have about 15lbs of pastured pork fat in my freezer waiting for this book to arrive and I can not wait to get busy in the kitchen this summer and show off all of these recipes to my family and friends!!! But, the part I am most looking forward to is educating myself further to hopefully dispel some of the misinformation that is out there about fat, especially pork fat. Congrats on what I know will be an amazing kitchen resource! And of course, praise the lard!

  • Sara Brown
    May 10, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    I think the layout looks amazing! I really like the font choice too. The part of the book I can’t wait to read is the first 59 pages. I shy away from pork because I just do not feel comfortable with the source and quality of the little piggies. I am looking forward to finding a better way. Thank you!

  • Kari
    May 10, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Wow! This book is gorgeous! I’m a little scared of organ meats but know how healthy they are so hope your book will help me move beyond bacon and pulled pork.

  • Jen vH
    May 10, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Hi Stacy & Matt,

    Thank you so much for your blog. I
    proudly wear my “Eat Like a Dinosaur” T-shirt to my beloved Team Crossfit Academy
    in Monrovia, CA, on grocery shopping trips, and generally around my
    neighborhood. I love being inspired by glimpses into your family’s life from
    your blog. The blogosphere is blessed to have people like you around, sharing
    with the world!

    I took a look at the “ultrasound” of
    your 5th baby – love your wording. The photos look beautiful. I like
    the font-styles in general. It’s cool how the title page looks like a
    restaurant’s blackboard and how that motif is carried through inside the book.
    I also like the touch in the inside of the book (looking at pages 18-19) how instead
    of italics, it looks like handwriting. The tiny piggies underneath the page
    numbers are pretty too.

    I’m originally from Montana. I didn’t
    grow up on a farm, but both sides of my family are farmers. My dad always says
    his favorite farm animals are pigs. They’re the most intelligent and have a lot
    of personality, he always said. I don’t mind eating cows. I’ve known a few beef
    cattle personally, and didn’t ever feel too attached to them. I haven’t known
    any pigs well, but I believe my dad. I always feel a little bad enjoying pork
    so much. I look forward to your book that will teach me and others how to
    source, prepare, & eat humanely raised pork.

  • Kristin
    May 10, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    WOW! Just wow…I really wasn’t planning on buying this book because I’m not a huge pork fan, but this sneak peek sealed the deal! I’m going to pre-order in June (after my month long no-spend challenge is up!). Excellent work you guys!

  • Heather Whitney
    May 10, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    The cookbook looks amazing! I want it!!! I can’t wait for it to come out! The ribs look so good! And I think that’s a cupcake, oh I want to eat it right now! Great job on the cover!

  • Teresa Winters
    May 10, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    I can’t wait for this book! I pre-ordered it almost immediately when you announced it. “Eat Like a Dinosaur” was my introduction to the Paleo lifestyle when I decided to try a gluten free diet for my son. He loves your 1st book, and was happy to hear you are writing a 2nd.
    I love the clean layout of the book, I think it will be beautiful. I love cookbooks that offer information and heart, not just recipes. Also, your use of alliteration is very endearing.

  • Tara G
    May 10, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    I love the new layout and cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this book! Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to teaching folks (like me) who are beginning their journey to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Erin Walker
    May 10, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    I can’t wait for this book!!

  • catlady
    May 10, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    I am eagerly awaiting release of this book as I purchased half a pastured pig last year and I need some inspiration and guidance on using the “odd bits” such as kidneys and heart. Stacy and Matt assured me I would not be disppointed.

  • Rebecca Nuckles
    May 10, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    I love the vintage-y/ farmhouse look of the book… And I cannot wait to make the bacon jam!

  • Amy
    May 11, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    Love a cookbook with pics! The layout looks wonderful and very mouthwatering. Recently started interning on a pig farm. Loving it! Have smoked my own bacon a couple of times. Would love to have the book and learn how to do more with these beauties! Thank you.

  • Glenda
    May 11, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    I love the layout:) I would love to win this book. I love pork!!!!

  • Samantha Ryan
    May 11, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    I’m almost in tears this is SO beautiful! I love food almost as much as my kid! I am so excited about this book- nourishing food art! Love, love, love you guys and I appreciate all of your hard work!

  • Laura Flanagan
    May 11, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    It looks like such a great book! I have 2 auto immune diseases, Celiac and Rheumatoid arthritis, I’ve suffered in pain for years, but started following a paleo lifestyle and the pain has gone away!! So, I would love to win this book, to help me with more recipes and food ideas!! thank you!

  • Leslie Clark
    May 11, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    This is beautiful! I really love the rustic look and the recipes sound super delish! Thank you for the work you do 🙂

  • Sarah Malloch Charles
    May 11, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    I am super excited to see how many different types of recipes are included in the book. I would love to be able to use it to create a whole meal especially for some of my non paleo friends do they can gain a better understanding of how good rating real food can be!

  • Heather
    May 11, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    I am IN LOVE with the photography of this book. Everything looks just 100% amazing, and I’d love to have this book to be able to pull excellent recipes from that use something more than just the go-to cuts of the pig. Especially since we’re trying to close on our house with 10 acres and I’m planning on planting some, er, bacon seeds this summer! ;D

  • Ashley Tucker
    May 11, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    I think it looks great! I’d love to win a copy!!

  • Jill Frey
    May 11, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    We love your ELAD book and this would be a great addition to our growing collection of paleo books! You have great kid-friendly recipes that look and taste terrific!

  • PolkaDotMommy
    May 11, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Holy Guacamole! I want that freezer fudge NOW. Seriously, who knew. . . fudge with lard! Awesome!

  • Jennifer Beck
    May 11, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    I am in love with the layout of the new book! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  • Lori Carroll
    May 11, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    The book looks ah-maze-ing!!! The pictures have me drooling all over my keyboard (OK… TMI…). I cannot wait to get my grubby little bacon-greased mitts on this book…

  • Jennifer Stewart-Davis
    May 11, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    For a family who is just starting the paleo & being healthier lifestyle this book would definitely help my family get more bang for our buck with a heathy start!

  • Stephanie V
    May 11, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    This book looks fantastic and easy to follow! I LOVE the pictures!!

  • Stephanie Florez
    May 11, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    This book looks soooooo awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Debra
    May 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Excited to see the finished product! The recipes you’ve shared look amazing. Going to make the carrot mash this weekend! Would love to win a copy! (but will probably buy it anyway!)

  • Theresa Tobey
    May 11, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    My house needs this asap! I can’t wait to try the recipes from the photos you have posted! My 15 year old is REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY hoping I can get my hands on this and that I will give it to her for her 16th Birthday. (most 16 year olds would ask for a car, she asks for your book…I am game for that option!)

    • Stacy & Matt
      May 11, 2013 at 6:16 PM

      Sounds like you’re raising her right! <3

  • Kate @eatrecyclerepeat
    May 11, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Holy crap Joel Salatin wrote your forward?! Amazing. The book is the definition of stunning. I love the fonts and script. And I can’t wait to see what creative recipes you came up with using all parts of the pig!

  • Cathy
    May 11, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Love the old-time, homey look of the main font you chose. The clean layout is nice, and the photography! I’m drooling over here… 🙂

  • Momere
    May 11, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Hi I preorder one but my son and his family need a copy also please.:) It looks great and I am looking forward to receiving Beyond Bacon! Thanks for all the hard work you put in to accomplish this.

  • Robin Clooney Richardson
    May 11, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    LoVe THe PreVIeW!! I have already made the triple-chocolate freezer fudge and it is divine! I never thought I would have fudge again! I cannot wait to look at the rest of the recipes! And I love the chalk art on the cover!

    • Stacy & Matt
      May 19, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      Awesome! So glad you enjoyed the fudge!

  • Joellen Foster
    May 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    This looks like a beautiful book. The recipes look great, and the layout is brilliant. Id love to add it to my cookbook shelf.

  • Diana Carr
    May 11, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    The book looks really good! I love the font of this book. It is very unique. I like the layout of the recipes- text left, photos right. I also like the detail of the recipe guides and the “time to table”.

  • livinglikelinds
    May 11, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Such a beautiful, rustic book, on an important topic. I bought a slab of pork belly last night while I was grocery shopping and my very first thought was, “dang it! I need Beyond Bacon asap!”

    Congratulations on your paleo-versary! Such an awesome journey you two have been on, and I am so inspired with your attitude of being completely true to yourself and who you are <3

  • Randi
    May 11, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Looks beautiful! Can’t wait to check it out.

  • Kimberly Valentine
    May 12, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    This book looks so wonderful! Absolutely appealing layout and I’m sure the recipes will be just as appetizing as the ones in ELAD. I’m going to have the try the carrot mash on Monday with the daycare kiddos for lunch! Can’t wait to get my hands on this book and learn more about eating nose to tail!

  • David
    May 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    love the professional photos and the listing of recipes look interesting – looking i want to get my hands on this!

  • Lindsey Buchanan
    May 18, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    I made the meatloaf and carrot mash. They were awesome! I have some pork fat in my freezer that I need to turn into lard. It is my first time to make it! Super excited about it. Ya’ll are such an inspiration. Keep up the great work!

  • Anna Booker
    May 20, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Gorgeous book! I love that you’ve included nutritional information as well as the yummy recipes!

  • Gwen J
    June 15, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Can’t wait for your book. It looks absolutely inspiring.

  • Karen Mason
    June 15, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Can’t wait for the book!

  • Pete O'Neil
    June 17, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    The layout is excellent and awesome sneak peek preview! This is on my “want and will have” list! not my “wish list”! LOL.

  • Valerie F
    October 7, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    I’m a nutrition nerd. a recipe nerd too! Love this! Thanks

  • SueBee2
    November 11, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    I love your blog. The book looks amazing! Paleo is the way to eat, you have helped me see the light.

  • Joannabanana1989 .
    December 15, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    just made your carrot mash with some chicken fat i had left over. it was so delicious! i was surprised at how the carrots stayed bright orange after steaming them. such a nice side dish to nom nom paleo’s cracklin chicken thighs.

    • Stacy & Matt
      December 16, 2014 at 7:17 AM

      So glad you liked it! And those does sound like a delicious combination! 😉