201005172010pigkingofthesoutherntable.jpgFor the last few weeks we've been keeping things pretty healthy here at Cook the Book with all sorts of seasonal, vegetarian, and even gluten-freerecipes.

This week we are going a decidedly less healthy route to counter-balance all of these good-for-you options. We will be sharing a week's worth of recipes from James Villas' newly released paean to all things porky, Pig: King of the Southern Table.

Pig is a snout-to-trotter guide through the South, with recipes that utilize every part of the pig imaginable. Villas incorporates pork into every meal of the day and that's precisely what we are going to be doing this week.

Look forward to a Great Smoky Bacon, Country Ham, and Sauerkraut Pie that will put all other quiches to shame, a loaf of Bacon Pimento Cheese Bread perfect for BLTs, and Candied Pecan Bacon which just might be the best cocktail hour snack ever.

Win 'Pig: King of the Southern Table'

Thanks to the generous folks over at Wiley, we are giving away five (5) copies of Pig: King of the Southern Table this week. All you have to do is tell us about your favorite pork preparation in the comments section below.

Five (5) people will be chosen at random among the eligible comments below. We're sorry, but entry is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Comments will close Monday, May 24 at noon ET. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.

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