It’s an indisputable fact that bacon is the world’s greatest food. It goes with everything – from savoury to sweet – and it’s just as comfortable being the star of the show as it is playing a supporting role. You can slather it in maple syrup; you can fry it ’til it’s crisp; you can use it to wrap other meats; hell, you can even weave a delicious bacony mat with it, and bacon confidently takes it all in its stride. All hail bacon.

The Scratch + Sniff Bacon Cookbook promises to sway even the most hardened vegetarians with its 40 bacon–centric recipes (not to mention its nifty scratch & sniff feature on the book’s cover) – from piggy snacks, including caramel bacon popcorn, candied bacon strips and bacon–wrapped sweet potato wedges, to heartier main dishes like bacon–covered mac & cheese burgers, smoky bacon tacos and the ultimate pasta carbonara. Did we mention dessert too? You’ll also find bacon and pecan ice–cream, choc-bacon cookies and everything bacon imaginable. It’s time to pig out because everything is better with bacon!