The Beer and Food Companion is set to become a classic reference for anyone wishing to pair beer and food, to cook with beer or to discover the delights of both the traditional and modern art of the beer sommelier. Beer has been drunk with food for thousands of years yet only now is it being appreciated as the perfect companion to food. It is even better than wine for pairing with cheese, for example. Tracing the history of beer and food matching, this book educates your palate to recognise the characteristics of a flavoursome beer, with delicious recipes that allow you to cook, pair and appreciate your ale at a whole new level.
Profiles of key chefs, restaurateurs, beer experts, beer sommeliers and cicerones from around the world zone in on the new and exciting world of beer and food matching, including London's Quilon, Restobieres in Brussels and Higgins Restaurant in Portland, Oregon. Charts for Beer & Food and Food & Beer pairing provide at-a-glance perfect matches for easy reference when you are sourcing beer.
With expert knowledge on the art of marrying flavour and cooking with beer you will quickly come to recognise the rich and rewarding combination of porter and chocolate desserts, the delicate counterbalance of a wheat beer with seafood, or the pleasing combination of a hoppy pale ale with a mild curry.
Experience the best of all the worlds' beers, from bitters, lagers, Belgian beers, and weissbiers, to stouts, porters, fruit beers, real ales, and more
"Great Beers" features more than 700 beers from 350 breweries worldwide, hand-picked by a team of local experts. Brewery details, histories, recommendations, and tasting notes make this an essential book for beer lovers everywhere.
Whether you're going to Munich, Prague, or your local pub or bar, "Great Beers" is the ideal beer guide to take on your travels.
Hard cider is far more than sweet apple juice with a kick. It is the fasted growing alcoholic beverage on the market today. After standing in the shadow of craft beer, hard cider is enjoying a much overdue renaissance. Craft Cider will uncover this unique beverage's history, the current state of cider in the marketplace, and recommend commercial ciders that represent the best in each style. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned brewer, Craft Cider will be the go-to book for all skill levels to learn new brewing techniques, explore recipes, and learn about the expansive history of this age-old drink.
--Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster, The Brooklyn Brewery, Editor-in-Chief, The Oxford Companion to Beer
Lagers are being reinvented in the United States and abroad as intrepid breweries are rediscovering the joys of colder fermentation and pushing lagers well beyond the realm of pilsner. Lager offers a complete tasting guide to the full spectrum of lager styles, from Munich Helles and Festbier to California Common and Baltic Porter. Taste along and find your new favorite lager This book also answers such historical and contextual questions as:
- Why does lager, not ale, dominate world beer production, despite its comparative difficulty to produce?
- Why are certain European styles like Vienna lager more associated with brewing in Mexico than on the Continent?
- What does St. Louis have to do with ?esk Bud ?jovice?
- What role does lager play in today's expanding craft beer landscape?
From the author of "the definitive history of bourbon" (Sacramento Bee) comes "an irreverent but informative jaunt through the history of America and beer" (Chicago Tribune)
Dane Huckelbridge's masterful cultural history charts the wild, engrossing, and surprisingly complex story of our favorite alcoholic drink, showing how America has been under the influence of beer at almost every stage. From the earliest Native American corn brew to the waves of immigrants who brought with them their unique brewing traditions, to the seemingly infinite varieties of craft-brewed suds found on tap today, beer has claimed an outsized place in our culture that far transcends its few simple ingredients--water, barley, and hops. Despite the drink's ubiquity--Americans consume six billion gallons a year--the story of beer in the USA is as diverse and fascinating as the country itself.
Drawing upon a wealth of little-known historical sources, explaining the scientific breakthroughs that have shaped beer's evolution, and mixing in more than a splash of dedicated on-the-ground research, The United States of Beer offers a raucous and enlightening toast to the all-American drink.
Learn to homebrew with simple techniques and 60 delicious recipesAny homebrewing beginner knows the science of homebrewing can be overwhelming, and without the right knowledge and a strict adherence to best practices, what can start as a good batch of beer can end up being flushed down the drain due to common mistakes that every beginner can make. Idiot's Guides: Homebrewing breaks down the brewing process, step-by-step, and helps you understand how to minimize the risk of a bad batch, maximize your success, and foster the passion and pride that every homebrewer experiences when they brew the perfect beer. From the very basics of the brewing process to more advanced techniques, this A to Z guide will give you everything you need to get started and begin making your own homebrews in no time. Here's what you'll find inside: - An introduction to all the essential homebrewing basics, including purchasing equipment, setting up your home brewery, recordkeeping, and cleaning and sanitizing
- 60 fantastic extract and all-grain recipes for IPAs, pilsners, lagers, ales, lambics, and more
- Detailed explanations of all the key ingredients in the brewing process, including malt, hops, yeast, and water
- Step-by-step instructions for the brewing process - including making wort, fermenting, conditioning, and packaging
- Advanced techniques, including troubleshooting, collecting the wort, and harvesting yeast, as well as expert tips for serving and tasting
Don't fall victim to pitfalls home brewers stumble into, trust The Homebrewer's Problem Solver to provide the information you need to make the finest glittering, golden brews you've ever tasted.
Craft beer has exploded in popularity, and now it's time to try your hand at homebrewing. After all, making beer is simple, right? Just take three ingredients--grain, yeast, water--mix them up, and let them ferment.
Well, there's a lot more to brewing than that. And as anyone who has already tried their hand at homebrewing knows, there's a big difference between the theory and the practice. The key to bridging that gap is spotting the signs of trouble and knowing how to respond.
Whether you're a first-timer trying out a new hobby or an old hand looking to produce a finely crafted artisan ale, The Homebrewer's Problem Solver provides the information you need to nip problems in the bud -- and, better still, to avoid them in the first place.
The Homebrewer's Problem Solver contains 100 common homebrew snags and setbacks, spelling out the underlying causes and offering practical solutions learned by the author through years of experience. Handily divided into the key stages of the brewing process, The Homebrewer's Problem Solver will help you make a perfect porter, wicked weissbier, or awesome ale.
Claudia Fleming is a renowned name in the pastry world, acclaimed for having set an industrywide standard at New York City's Gramercy Tavern with her James Beard Award-winning desserts. With The Last Course, dessert lovers everywhere will be able to re-create and savor her impressive repertoire at home. Fleming's desserts have won a range of awards because they embody her philosophy of highly satisfying food without pretension, a perfect balance for home cooks. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients at the peak of their flavor, Fleming creates straightforward yet enchanting desserts that are somehow equal to much more than the sum of their parts. She has an uncanny ability to match contrasting textures, flavors, and temperatures to achieve a perfect result--placing something brittle and crunchy next to something satiny and smooth, and stretching the definition of sweet and savory while retaining an elemental simplicity. The Last Course contains 175 mouthwatering recipes that are organized seasonally by fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and flowers, spices, sweet essences, dairy, and chocolate. In the final chapter, Fleming suggests how to combine and assemble desserts from the previous chapters to create the ultimate composed desserts. And each chapter and each composed dessert is paired with a selection of wines. Recipes include Raspberry-Lemon Verbena Meringue Cake, Blueberry-Cream Cheese Tarts with Graham Cracker Crust, Cherry Cheesecake Tart with a Red Wine Glaze, Concord Grape Sorbet, Apple Tarte Tatin, Chestnut Souffl s with Armagnac-Nutmeg Custard Sauce, Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Sauternes Gel e, Warm Chocolate Ganache Cakes, and more. Beautifully illustrated with more than eighty color photographs throughout, The Last Course is a timeless, one-of-a-kind collection filled with original recipes that will inspire dessert enthusiasts for years to come. Praise for The Last Course
"While I must admit to being particularly partial to Claudia's Buttermilk Panna Cotta, every dessert in The Last Course made me salivate. Claudia's inspired recipes are so beautifully transcribed that even the most nervous of home cooks will feel comfortable trying them and will be a four-star chef for the day."--Daniel Boulud
"The Goddess of New American Pastry."--Elle
Craft Beer World is the must-have companion for anyone who appreciates decent beer.The last few years have seen an explosion in the popularity of craft beers across the globe, with excellent new brews being produced everywhere from Copenhagen to Colorado, Amsterdam to Auckland. With more amazing beers available than ever before, it's hard to know which one to choose. That's where Craft Beer World comes in. Gathering together over 300 of the most innovative and tastiest beers you need to try, and divided into 50 different categories, you will find the best of the best each style has to offer. Every category comes with an explanation of the key characteristics of the style--whether it's an American IPA bursting with citrusy C-hops or an Imperial Stout full of dark roasted malts--along with an example of a classic brew and a selection of cutting edge versions that are certain to become instant favorites. So whether you're looking for bitter beers or balanced flavors, a hit of hops or a hint of coffee, the reviews will point you in the right direction to find the perfect beer to suit your tastebuds. Also included throughout the book are interesting nuggets of beer information, covering everything from the catalyst that has caused the astonishing growth in craft beer through to matching your brew with food, and how to serve your drinks.