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Chris Collins, Don’t Go Bacon My Heart


26 October 2023

Comfy Chris Collins

Who’s the author? Chris Collins has been a full-time food blogger since 2017 and is the creator of the hugely successful blog and Instagram account Don’t Go Bacon My Heart. He is a firm believer that food should be joyful – both to cook and to eat. His recipes are approachable and detailed, often use the simplest of ingredients, and have earned him a reputation for creating easy and delicious home-cooked food.

In 2019, Chris won in the culinary category at the UK Blog Awards and has been featured in the Vuelio Top 10 Food Blogs in both 2021 and 2022. He has worked with brands such as Iceland and Sainsbury’s and has a growing profile in the US having featured on Buzzfeed, Good Morning America and Netflix’s Crazy Delicious.

What’s it about? Chris is a firm believer that the best kind of food not only tastes delicious, but also elicits some form of emotion, whether that’s a burst of nostalgia for a much-loved comfort food, a warm feeling when you tuck into something that lifts your mood, or simply the joy of creating and eating a delicious home-cooked dinner. Comfy gives you the kind of food you want to eat: hearty, indulgent, and easily achievable – with a strong emphasis on flavour.

Focusing on dinners (his favourite meal of the day), Chris has created 80 mouth-watering recipes that actually work, giving you plenty to look forward to at the end of the day. There are dinners for every occasion, from meals you can quickly whip up after work to ones that require a little more time. Some are familiar favourites while others will inspire you to try something new; some are perfect for a cosy night in on the sofa, while the ‘no forks needed’ chapter will give you all the inspiration you need for a fun Friday night in. With chapters on pasta, comforting classics, hearty soups, fail-proof fakeaways and more, these recipes are certain to bring you joy and comfort.

Recipes we love: Baked Sausage Rigatoni, Herby Mushroom Risotto, Broccoli and Cauliflower Cheese Soup, Crispy Chilli Beef, and Honey Mustard Chicken.

Perfect for: Fans and followers of Chris Collins’ Instagram, TikTok and blog, as well as anyone who’s interested in delicious home-cooked comfort food.


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