The pleasure of going to the local pub or craft brewery for a pint and a delicious meal can now be recreated at home with John Holl's collection of 155 recipes that all taste amazingly great with beer. From pub grub and barbecue to appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, breakfast fare, and desserts, many of these dishes use beer as an ingredient, and all of them can be paired with your favorite brews. The recipes were contributed by brew pubs, craft brewers, and other beer lovers across the United States. You'll love the new twists on traditional favorites, such as Slow-Cooked Dopple Bock BBQ Meatballs and American Wheat Beer Steamed Clams, as well as unexpected recipes like Crawfish Bordelaise, Chopped Reuben Salad, Beermosas, Beer Ice Cream Floats, and Chocolate Jefferson Stout Cupcakes.
The American Craft Beer Cookbook: 155 Recipes from Your Favorite Brewpubs and Breweries by John Holl
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
There's a reason we go to bars and taverns for these foods - the recipes require a lot of effort in the kitchen and the ingredients can get pricey. I had a difficult time finding the recommended beers for many of the recipes and had to use substitutions.
There is a wide variety of recipes featuring everything from hamburger to duck, lamb, and venison. Some ingredients -beef cheeks or sweetmeats- are out-there for many cooks but there's even a meatless meatloaf recipe. Everyone is bound to find at least one recipe in this book that they would want to try. Keep in mind that the book is geared for carnivores.
The book does make me want to go on a food-inspired vacation to try these dishes at the locations mentioned in the book.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for review.
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