Beer goes with everything on the menu. From the most delicate hors d'oeuvre to the richest dessert, every dish can find a perfect match in the versatile and dramatic range of beers available today. This exciting guide tells you everything you need to know about pairing the right beer with the right food, using beer to enhance your cooking, and much more. With the advice and recipes of over 50 top chefs, brewmasters, and restaurateurs, Cooking & Eating with Beer will add a whole new dimension to your culinary skills, and, best of all, to your dining experience.
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Beer has once again caught the popular imagination—with an explosion of microbreweries, brewpubs, and restaurants producing brews based on every distinctive style of beer known in the world. From ethereal, straw-colored lagers to deep, garnet-colored pale ales, these beers challenge the palette with an extraordinary range of flavor and character.
This comprehensive guide and cookbook explains the essential principles of matching the right beer with the right food, and unlocks the many exciting possibilities of cooking with beer. It features the expertise of over 50 chefs, brewmasters, and restaurateurs from leading North American restaurants who share with you their special tips, techniques, and recipes for using beer successfully in the kitchen and on the table.
Dishes are featured from every part of the menu. Separate chapters are devoted to soups, fish, meats, salads, breads, desserts, and more, with dozens of easy-to-follow recipes representing the best of American regional and ethnic cuisine. For the uninitiated, there is a basic overview of brewing history and beer types, while the more experienced will find an irresistible wealth of practical advice and ideas to inspire new levels of culinary creativity.
Come celebrate the classic combination of great food and great beer in Cooking & Eating with Beer—delicious reading for beer lovers, gourmets, and professional chefs.