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Giveaway: Beyond Bacon

beyond bacon giveaway

8/19/13: This giveaway ended at 11am MDT. The winner is Becca.

Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry of paleoparents.com have done it again. You may recall their first book, Eat Like a Dinosaur. I was thrilled to write the introduction to that cookbook. Now they’ve released their second cookbook, Beyond Bacon which is quite a smashing success.

With outstanding design, beautiful photography and stunning food styling, this book is a masterpiece that truly deserves a James Beard award. The recipes in the book are incredibly special as well. The environmental, eco-friendly component is another feature that grabs me –instructions are provided on how to use all parts of the pig so that none go to waste. Further, information on procuring pasture-raised pork is included, so that you can avoid eating unhealthy factory raised porcine products.

See for yourself, this book is absolutely fantastic and a must have.

I am giving away a copy of Beyond Bacon today. To be entered just leave a comment below. The winner will be selected at random today August 19th at 11am MDT.

8/19/13: This giveaway ended at 11am MDT. The winner is Becca.

posted on August 19, 2013, 213 comments

  1. I’d love to win this book!

  2. Kayla

    I love that this cookbook focuses on using the whole pig!

  3. Oooh, THIS is a book I would love to sink my teeth into! I’m a pork FANATIC, and I’ve been eyeing this one for ages! Bring on the adventures in offal. ;)

  4. Elizabeth

    I would love to add this book to my collection of cookbooks from you!

  5. Laura

    I would love to have a copy of this book!

  6. Margaret

    ooo I’d love to win this one! :)

  7. Kristina

    Can’t wait to get a look at this book. Thanks to Elana’s Pantry and Parents for a constant source of health inspiration for my family.

  8. Tricia

    This book would be a great inspiration for using the half-hog I just purchased and stored in my freezer.

  9. Jessica

    I totally want to give this to my mom – her Whole30 failing was eating bacon EVERY DAY. She knows she needs to try Paleo again and I think this would help (and make her laugh!)

  10. Donna

    Another great cookbook!

  11. Heather Yospe

    Sure I’d love to win! Love your website. :)

  12. Rebecca Weiss


  13. Hannah B

    Ah I would live to add this cookbook to my arsenal!! My sister and I are both paleo, living in an apartment together this year, and we’re obsessed with pork!! Would LOVE to get new recipe ideas with this book’

  14. Kelli tucker


  15. Casandra

    I’ve been following a Paleo lifestyle for about 6 weeks now – I’d love to win this book so I can try out the recipes!

  16. Christina

    Love your website!!!!!

  17. Megan

    I would love to win this book! New to paleo and loving it!

  18. Kevin P

    This book looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Angela Batsford-Mermans

    My husband would love this!

  20. Kim B.

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this book.

  21. Becca

    I’d love to add this book to my paleo cookbook collection!

  22. Meggan D.

    Yummmmm! I’d love this book!

  23. This is so fun! Thanks for the giveaways today!

  24. Kimberly Frazier

    My husband LOVES bacon and all pork, I eat paleo and enjoy these too. We would really learn a lot from this book!

  25. Suanne

    Pork, bacon or not, is yummy!

  26. KS

    I would love a copy of this beautiful book.

  27. Liz N.

    I would love a chance to win this gorgeous book and add it to my growing Paleo cookbook collection! Thanks for this giveaway Elana!

  28. cindy

    Elana, thank you for healthy alternatives to my once grain-filled life! I really appreciate the awesome recipes!

  29. Hananh

    I would love to win!!

  30. Allison

    This book is gorgeous!

  31. Luis Rosario


  32. Trisha Gudeman @ paleoitforward.blogspot.com

    LOVE the Paleo Parents! Such an inspiration!!!

  33. Belva Stone

    I’m completely fascinated by this book!!!!!! Would love to win a copy of it!

  34. Carebear

    I’ve been eyeing this one. I’ve really enjoyed Eat Like a Dinosaur especially the waffles!

  35. Shelly Nelson

    I have this book on my wishlist! Would love to win it! Awesome giveaway! Thank you!

  36. Emma Hanley

    This looks incredible, I love the ethos of this book! Thank you for the chance.

  37. Martha

    So many great cookbooks! Would love to win this one! We LOVE Bacon…and Beyond :-)

  38. Matt Oleson

    Who doesn’t love Bacon???

  39. Robin

    Would love this!

  40. Trish

    I’d love to add this to my collection as well. Love your site!

  41. Jennifer Schaefer

    Trying to get family on board… Husband would love this!

  42. Amanda

    Love the recipes you post! Would really enjoy this book!

  43. Sandy Whisman

    Would LOVE to have this book to learn more about my new way of eating!

  44. Meghan H.

    I would love to get my hands on that cookbook! It looks amazing!

  45. Michele

    Sustainable farming, pasture-raised pork, and amazing recipes…what’s not to love? I would be thrilled to win this book and add it to my paleo collection!

  46. Amber T

    I would love to win this book! The recipes I’ve seen so far look AMAZING!!

  47. Mendy

    I’m a huge BBQ’er so I smoke tons of pork… would love to check out this book!

  48. Joey Leopold

    Another book I would to have.

  49. Liz Overton

    I don’t have this one yet. I would love to win it!

  50. brooke

    Im fairly new to the primal/paleo and am constantly looking for recipes. I follow you on fb and pinterest and would love to have this for a resource as well.

  51. Lourdes

    Hi! I would love to have this book!

  52. Jason Binde

    This book looks awesome! I would love to have it.

  53. Lisa

    I would love to win this one for my guy! He spoils me with his mouth-watering cooking.

  54. Christina

    Always looking for new paleo recipes!! Would love a new book :-)

  55. I love bacon, plus other paleo staples like your bread recipes!

  56. Bonnie

    Wow! Never seen anything like this! I would love to have this cook book!

  57. Joy

    This book seems great! Thanks for the opportunity!

  58. Pm Buckner

    I would Love Love Love to win this… I also follow Paleo Paremts! I’m fairly new to this lifestyle and am needing some help with recipes! :)

  59. Christine Gibson

    I would love to win this book. Pork Rules! :)

  60. Suz

    This is on my wishlist! I would be so overwhelmed with joy if I won! Thanks!!!

  61. Angie

    I would love to win this cook book. Got my fingers crossed!

  62. Kathy Leggitt

    This book looks wonderful!

  63. Sandy

    This book looks GREAT!

  64. Lisa Todd

    Another great book that would be great to own. Thank you

  65. chrissy

    I’d love a copy of this

  66. Tina H.

    I have looked at this book and would love to win a copy, especially since I have four pigs on pasture right now. Thank you for this give-away.

  67. Oliver

    One of the few paleo oriented books that I don’t have yet…

  68. Would be a good addition to my collection! :)

  69. Shana

    Awesome giveaway!! Thank you!

  70. Jamie

    I would love this book!

  71. Heather P

    Ooooohhhh! Love this cookbook!

  72. Julie Besaha

    Thanks Elana!

  73. Adria

    I don’t know if there is anything beyond bacon… guess I need a copy to find out ;)

  74. Kelly Ritter

    We are living healthy, fabulous and free!

  75. Karry

    Thank you, Elana for so many great recipes that help my family eat healthy!

  76. I’d LOVE to win! I’ve been searching for some new cookbooks recently and this would be a perfect one to add to my collection.

  77. Maggie Drake

    Maybe my hubby would cook more if we had this book!

  78. Anne Olson-CAlpe

    Ever since I started eating paleo/raw/gluten, sugar & dairy free I have stayed away from pork due to not being able to find a clean source. This has saddened me since pork is a staple in my Puerto Rican culture. I would LOVE to have this book in my collection – I need this! :-)

  79. Amber S

    I’ve been eyeing this book for weeks!!! Would love to win!!!

  80. Danielle C

    We are just about to put in an order for our first pig! I would love to win this! Thanks!

  81. Stephanie

    This book looks awesome!

  82. Nicole M.

    I would love to win this book. SO interesting!

  83. Oh, I’ve heard so many good things about this book, so it is on my wishlist!

  84. patricia johnson

    i’d love it,,,thanks

  85. Karen

    Love your website and everything you promote!!!

  86. Robert Blair

    I am just beginning to learn about this Paleo concept. Thanks for all the info.

  87. Dana

    I would love to add this book to my collection of well worn cookbooks!

  88. Karen

    I use your website daily for recipes!

  89. Ashley S

    Oh wow….I would love to win this book. I don’t have it and I am trying to build my library of good cookbooks.

  90. Jessica Grant

    Yes, please!

  91. Erin B

    I would LOVE this book! My house has just begun to really appreciate Paleo cooking and we want more! Thank you!

  92. Tai Schell


  93. Kelly Beswitherick

    I would LOVE this! How fun!

  94. Michelle Hill

    Awesome :)

  95. Kelsey Heathers

    I would LOVE a copy of this cookbook! :)

  96. Kae Spencer

    I would love to win, never have won anything in my life.

  97. Stephanie

    Have been pouring over the reviews for this book and added to my Amazon wishlist for when it’s in the budget. Would be awesome to win it but thanks regardless for hosting the giveaway!

  98. Meg @ Peaches and Cake @ peachesandcake.com

    Oh my goodness I NEED this book! Would love to try her recipes and learn how to render lard. Mmm mm mm!

  99. The pig is indeed a tasty animal! I think this book would get a place of honor on my bookshelf.

  100. Jenn

    I love Eat Like a Dinosaur…would love to try this one!

  101. Samuel

    Hope there’s a pork loin recipe in here that blows my mind.

  102. chelsy @ mangiablog.com

    mmmmmmmmmm BACON! :)

  103. Paula

    Just starting glutten free / Paleo lifestyle, your website has been a great resource. Thank you

  104. KimberlyB

    I’m so excited, I’ve looked at this book numerous times and would love to win it! I’ve recently gotten my boyfriend into paleo and pork so this book would be amazing for us!

  105. Margaret

    This would just be fab to win thanks

  106. Sunny

    I’m looking forward to making some of their recipes

  107. Kristin W.

    I would love to win this! Thanks.

  108. I would love to receive this book, it would be my first Paleo cookbook, and I would love to find recipes for the random cuts of pig they have at the local market near me.

  109. Michelle

    I haven’t had a chance to see Beyond Bacon in person yet, and I’d love to get my hands on it!

  110. Mia

    Looks like another impressive book! Thank you for the contest :)

  111. I’d love this book :)

  112. Marina

    Would really like to learn more on cooking with all sides of Pork!

  113. Debra Lee

    Would love a copy of this book!

  114. Love! Thanks for having this great giveaway Monday!

  115. Nancy McCabe

    I LOVE bacon!!!!

  116. Amanda Mackey

    I can’t even begin to describe how this way of eating has changed my life. I have never been so healthy in my life. Add to that, that I get to eat beautiful, amazing food and never go hungry, I’m one happy camper. I am now 6 months pregnant and couldn’t be more thankful for knowing what I know now about real food, going grain free and how easy it all really is. This baby is gonna have a grand life full of beautiful food. I KNOW he’ll be a foodie!

  117. Tina Fisbeck

    I love this sight, espeically since my family REALLY loves bacon!

  118. Andrea

    Pig has a such a unique flavor profile – it enhances the flavor of food around it – chocolate taste sweeter, eggs more savory, tomato sauce more tangy, etc. and I adore its versatility!


  119. kirby kana @ kirbyink.com

    Ooooh gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway! OINK! :-)

  120. Would love a copy of this book. We’ve been buying our pork direct from the farmer for years, and there’s always a few cuts I don’t know a lot of things to do with.

  121. Jodi

    I wold love to give this to my hubby

  122. Che Goluska

    Sounds awesome!

  123. Erinn

    Bacon!! Thanks for these giveaways!

  124. Lindsay

    Nursing student/mother of twin boys, trying to find my former self and being as healthy as possible this website has inspired me and motivated me and doing things and creating things I never thought of before thank you!!!

  125. Justine

    Would love to add this to my cookbook collection!

  126. Lori Bihler

    Would love to win this book!!! I love Bacon!!!

  127. nicole rao

    I would LOVE to win this book, I’ve been wanting it since it came out but am on a strict no spend budget until next year :(

  128. Erin L.B.

    This is such a beautiful book!

  129. Mark Campbell

    I love Bacon!

  130. Jen

    Dying to win this book.

  131. Valérie

    I sure want a copy of this book! :) Love ELaD, expect to love this one too!

  132. Sheryll Ziemer

    Thank you for doing this! Love their recipes almost as much as yours!
    Would love to win!

  133. Danielle F

    Oooh Id live to win this book! It is so beautiful.
    It would be my first paleo cookbook

  134. Tabitha

    I’d love to win this book!

  135. Ona k

    This cookbook is in the wish list on amazon right now… If the recipes are half as Delish as the cover looks I think I’ll be using the book all the time!!

  136. Lauren Frampton

    Would love to win a copy!

  137. Andrada

    I would love to learn how to make tasty pork for my family! I currently have pork fat in my freezer that’s waiting to be made into lard! I love the respect that Matt & Stacey have for animals.

  138. Kristin S

    I would love to win a copy to give to a family member.

  139. Stefanie

    Looking very fwd to expanding my Paleo Friendly recipe box! This book looks like a great start!

  140. Rachael odonnell

    I am dying for this cookbook!!

  141. Vee

    I have multiple food allergies and other medical issues and find that my journey to health is leading me to Paleo. This book looks like an amazing teacher. :)

  142. amanda burgess

    I would love to have this book!

  143. Cj Gardinier

    Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

  144. Megan McDermott

    I love the Paleo Parents! They’re awesome!

    ~ Megan

  145. Awesome! I’m definitely on the bacon trend!

  146. Erin Hammond

    This books looks amazing!

  147. I would love this great cookbook!

  148. Helena Kelly

    My husband and I were perusing our local city bookstore yesterday and spent our longest stint in the food section, thumbing (and drooling) through Beyond Bacon. It would be a welcomed addition to the Paleo cookbooks convening on my shelf!

  149. Sarah H.P.

    The photos on the cover look amazing! I would love this cookbook!

  150. Mindy

    I’ve been dying to read this book!!

  151. Christine cabrera

    Thanks for the opportunity! Love your website.

  152. Alicia Davis

    I have heard so many great things about this book,thanks!

  153. Lisamarie

    new to the paleo lifestyle after learning I’m wheat and dairy intolerant.. and in need of tried and true paleo recipes.. I must say the cover of this book is super, can’t wait to see what’s inside

  154. Carrie

    I have to have this book!

  155. Karin Krammer @ none

    You are an inspiration!

  156. Valerie

    I would love to win

  157. Brooke S.

    This would be a great tool to get me back into the Paleo mindset again!!

  158. Claudia Franco

    I’ve been wanting this book for a while. Thanks for the drawing!

  159. Jean Larock

    This book sounds great!

  160. Gina

    I might have a hard time getting “Beyond the Bacon”, but would love to give it a shot! :)

  161. Hannah Johnson

    Oh please, oh please! Hoping I win this amazing book!

  162. Tina

    I would love to win a book! :)

  163. Priscilla

    What a great giveaway! This book seems very relevant especially at this time in our society when everyone is so bacon-crazed. I’d love to learn about the true benefits of cooking and eating pork

  164. Lisa

    Beyond Bacon looks amazing!!

  165. Christine

    I would love a copy of this book! Have heard such rave reviews.

  166. Arlene

    I just started a Whole 30 today…would love to add this cookbook to my collection.

  167. Katie

    I would love a copy!!

  168. Kadie

    I would really love to have this book. I am getting a pig this fall and I would to have different recipes to cook it.

  169. Connie Berndt

    Pick me!! ;p

  170. sharon meagher

    Yes please!!

  171. Lisa Vlach

    The first book helped get my kids on board with Paleo! I bet this book is even more exciting.

  172. Tatiana Church @ yahoo

    I want this book please!!

  173. Erin

    I love your blog and Paleo Parents and am excited about this book!

  174. jenessa carter

    Great cookbook. I’d love it!

  175. Amanda Buron

    This cookbook looks amazing & I’ve been trying like crazy to win a copy!!

  176. Briita Noyes

    was just talking with my butcher today about ordering half a pig, this would be perfect!

  177. Michelle Ingram

    I would love to win this!!!

  178. Sheena

    I would love to win a copy of this book to expand my selection of Paleo recipes! I love following their blog and FB group!

  179. Nancy Gioia

    My husband would love for me to expand my recipe index!!!

  180. Katrina

    Thanks for doing these giveaways. I would love to add this to my ever growing pile of paleo cookbooks.

  181. Janet Moody

    I cannot wait to try this cookbook!

  182. Ashley Grubbs

    I have been wanting this book! I would love to win it. Thanks for this give away!

  183. Renee

    would love to win this!

  184. Amy

    I’d love to win!

  185. Tanya Gioia

    My sister lives to cook & this would make the perfect gift for her & her family!

  186. Louise b moise

    Fingers crossed this looks like a good book. Thanks for all you do ????

  187. Jennifer Sitz

    I would love ths.

  188. Sue

    Would love to add this to my Paleo library! Thank you so much!

  189. Megan R.

    i’ve heard great things about this book!

  190. Marianne Broughton

    What a great giveaway!

  191. Ryah

    I’d love a copy of this book!!!

  192. Gus

    For the love of bacon!

  193. Jackie Albertson

    I am so glad I found your website and page on FB! I’m just beginning my paleo adventures and this cookbook would be phenomenal to win!

  194. Genevieve

    I’d love to win a copy!

  195. pam bostic

    Bacon <3

  196. janette

    Love cooking and eating in this lifestyle. Would love this cookbook!

  197. Amy

    Looks awesome!

  198. Urban Wife

    What a fantastic book!!

  199. I would love a copy of this book!

  200. Kelly Nahtygal

    Love your website :)

  201. Besides chocolate, bacon is one of those things I don’t think I could ever give up.

  202. lori welsh

    I would be delighted to add this cook book to my collection.

  203. Nicole Ball @ facebook

    I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance!

  204. michelle

    The reviews for this book have been great! I would love to own a copy!

  205. Carolina H

    This book is on my amazon wish list! I hope I win it to give to my husband for our anniversary. Bacon!!!

  206. tramontana.seaspray@verizon.net

    I love your recipes…I would be so excited to win this book!

  207. Maya

    Yes, please!

  208. Julie Gunter

    Starting Paleo

  209. samantha

    We just put a deposit down on a 1/2 hog from s local farm. This book would be great

  210. Stephanie LaFond

    I would love a copy of this book. Just rendered lard for the first time last month. I love using it!

  211. Diane Gonzales

    How exciting! I would love a copy!