THE FOUR BASIC FOOD GROUPS
from John Rudy
Chocolate (dark chocolate, of course!!), as many of you know, is one of the four basic food groups, along with pizza, bacon, and beer. Some have argued that lobster belongs on this list. I disagree. What makes the lobster so good is the large amount of butter. I could be talked into adding maple syrup.
Here is a recipe for lobster tails covered in bacon and dipped in maple syrup (You could alternatively use scallops which are less expensive.) . http://www.lobsterfrommaine.com/recipe/bacon-wrapped-maine-lobster-bites/
My daughter went to a wedding some years ago where there was a tray of chocolate-covered bacon on every table. She brought a piece back for me. There are LOTS of on-line recipes, here is one: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chocolate-covered-bacon
Papa Ginos has the all-meat combo pizza (the best in my carnivore opinion), and the best part is the bacon.
Here is a recipe for bacon filled pancakes. http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2013/05/bacon-pancakes.html
Can you buy bacon beer? Of course you can! http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/bacon-smoked-red-ale-recipe-kit.html The ad says, “This smoked red ale is a bold taste sensation that will drive you hog wild.”
And for those who insist, here is bacon flavored coffee. http://www.bocajava.com/fresh-roasted-gourmet-coffee/flavor-roast-coffee/maple-bacon-morning-coffee/5370#. It even got a review of 4.3 of 5
As Julia would say – Bon Appetit!
John says that it was his mother who inspired his love of cooking and baking at an early age. (She cooked vegetables in boil-able packages.)