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'Bacon Nation' Author Is Cooking Things Up In Jacksonville

Workman Publishing Company

It's a truly savory book, packed with sweet, salty and smoky recipes all containing that irresistible pork product we know and love: BACON!

In Bacon Nation, authors Peter Kaminsky and Marie Rama take your favorite breakfast meat places you never thought it could go.

"We put it in chocolate-peanut butter toffee, and yes, even ice cream!" says Rama.

The idea is to use bacon as a secret weapon in the kitchen - a flavor enhancer, rather than the star of the show.

Of course, Bacon Nation also features plenty of classics like the BLT and wedge salad with bacon, too.

Marie Rama is meeting the bacon-loving Jacksonville public  tonight, instructing a class atPublix Aprons CookingSschool, as she teaches recipes and techniques from her book (guests must register online, and there is a fee for the class).

Attendees will learn how to properly wrap & cook something in bacon, make a bacon swizzle stick, how to cook bacon without making a mess, and much more. It's sure to be a sizzling good time.

Here is the info for the event:


Publix Aprons Cooking School – Jacksonville

6:30pm – 9:00pm                          

Demo/Class, Tasting, Q&A, Book Signing

10500 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32257


Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.