Pierre Rajotte travelled the world in search of the ultimate brew and found that Belgian ale is, in his opinion, the pinnacle of brewing. This book demonstrates the importance of sugar, top-fermenting yeasts, and Belgian hops, to this intrinsic, traditional ale.
Why should the professional brewmaster have all the fun? Now it is possible to brew good, simple beer at home without expensive equipment. This extensive reference book, the product of 80 home brewing sessions, is your technical guide to easy home brewing and covers every single aspect of the process in great detail. From establishing your workspace to assembling your raw materials to step-by-step coverage of the brewing process, this book is an essential ingredient in your home brewing operation. With detailed illustrations and photographs documenting the process, you will learn fermentation, bottling, brewing mistakes, and basic beer recipes. In addition, there is an entire chapter devoted to using new beer brewing machines as well as a comprehensive list of recipes for European specialty beers. All in all, this is the ideal home brewery guide for setting up and producing your own brew.
From English ale to Czech lager, Belgian sour to American pale ale, German Berliner Weisse to Australian Adelaide sparkling ale, award-winning author Tim Hampson explores beers from four continents to choose his 50 favorite brews.He discovers dark beers, light beers, sour beers, imperial stouts, beers flavored with honey, herbs and spices, and beers that have been matured in wooden barrels that once stored some of the world's best whiskies. The world of beer is undergoing a revolution. More beers and more beer styles are being brewed than ever before in the history of the best long drink on the planet. So it was no easy choice. What will make the top 50, and will your favorite brew be included?
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
With hundreds of entries, including top-ten lists for "Best Dive Bars for Craft Beer Lovers," "Best Beer Festivals," and "Best Beer Cities," The Great American Ale Trail is sure to set anyone on their first beer pilgrimage.
With over one hundred exciting, inspiring recipes for cooking with beer and fantastic photography, this book will be a collector's dream. Featuring favorite recipes from Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine and our annual Cooking with Beer special issues, this book provides a unique collection of tested recipes from top chefs.
Christopher Cina is Executive Chef for the Breckenridge-Wynkoop dining concepts, overseeing the culinary teams, operations, and menus of the breweries' highly respected restaurants. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has cooked in kitchens around the world.
Sara Dumford is a craft-beer enthusiast and culinarian with many years of experience.
Here is a no-nonsense guide to the world of beer, answering many burning questions about the diverse array of styles, ingredients, and international brewing and drinking traditions that drive the world's most popular beverage. Beer FAQ features insight not only on how it's made, but how it makes the journey from the brew house floor to the drinker's glass. The book offers a touch of history, a bit of globetrotting, and a look at the companies and enterprising individuals leading the modern brewing renaissance. It also offers a nostalgic look at beer's evolving role in pop culture - from advertising to television to movies - over the past century. After reading Beer FAQ, readers will have a better understanding of not just what kinds of beers to drink, but the best places to drink them and the best ways to enjoy them, from the ideal packaging to the proper drinking vessels.
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