Giveaway: Beyond Bacon

Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry of 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.

UPDATE: This giveaway is now over. The winner of the Beyond Bacon giveaway was Becca. Thanks to everyone who participated!


  1. says

    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. ;)

  2. Kristina says

    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.

  3. Tricia says

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

  4. Jessica says

    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!)

  5. Hannah B says

    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’

  6. Casandra says

    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!

  7. Kimberly Frazier says

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

  8. Liz N. says

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

  9. cindy says

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

  10. Carebear says

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

  11. Shelly Nelson says

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

  12. Michele says

    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!

  13. brooke says

    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.

  14. Pm Buckner says

    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! :)

  15. Tina H. says

    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.

  16. says

    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.

  17. Anne Olson-CAlpe says

    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! :-)

  18. Danielle C says

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

  19. Ashley S says

    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.

  20. Erin B says

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

  21. Stephanie says

    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!

  22. Paula says

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

  23. KimberlyB says

    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!

  24. says

    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.

  25. Michelle says

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

  26. Amanda Mackey says

    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!

  27. Andrea says

    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!


  28. says

    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.

  29. Lindsay says

    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!!!

  30. nicole rao says

    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 :(

  31. Sheryll Ziemer says

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

  32. Ona k says

    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!!

  33. Andrada says

    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.

  34. Stefanie says

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

  35. Vee says

    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. :)

  36. Cj Gardinier says

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

  37. Helena Kelly says

    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!

  38. Lisamarie says

    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

  39. Priscilla says

    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

  40. Kadie says

    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.

  41. Lisa Vlach says

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

  42. Briita Noyes says

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

  43. Sheena says

    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!

  44. Katrina says

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

  45. Jackie Albertson says

    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!

  46. Carolina H says

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

  47. Stephanie LaFond says

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