BBThere are two food groups: bacon and bourbon.

There, I said it.

And on this special day I celebrate these two gifts to mankind by featurimg a book that pays tribute to them: Southern Living’s Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South’s Favorite Foods by Morgan Murphy

About Southern Living’s Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South’s Favorite Foods by Morgan Murphy: “’This is not a diet book,’ says author Morgan Murphy, who takes readers on a rollicking trip as he explores the South’s favorite flavors. A high-proof adventure, Bourbon & Bacon includes 140 of the South’s most amazing recipes that use one (or both) of these smoky ingredients. Morgan’s collections of cocktails, new infusions, punches, appetizers, main courses, sides, and desserts will be a hit, whether you’re hosting a cocktail party, backyard barbecue, or elegant dinner. For bourbon enthusiasts, Morgan rates more than 75 of his favorite whiskeys and takes readers on a cheerful tour of many of the South’s top distilleries. Bacon lover? Well, of course you are. Bourbon & Bacon is full of bacon secrets, farm tours, bacon ratings, and tips and tricks to make the best of everyone’s favorite meat.”

I don’t think I really need to say anything else.

Southern Living’s Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South’s Favorite Foods by Morgan Murphy is available from Amazon and other fine book retailers.