Archive | March, 2013

Avocado Risotto with Beer Butter Shrimp

 Avocado season in California is pretty fantastic, avocados are so easy to come by. Of course, they’re great for you. Lots of minerals, antioxidants, healthy fat, but to be honest this is a food I’d eat even if it was bad for me. It’s flavor, texture and even gorgeous color has me hooked. It’s also my […]

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Beer Candied Pecans

last September I was able to visit Bear Republic. I was able to jump behind the bar, chat with brewers and sample everything from the Peter Brown Tribute to the Grand Am, right from the source.  Solid beers that are becoming easier to find across the US as their distribution expands. Maybe it was the gorgeous […]

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Chocolate Stout Muffin Bread

  Let’s talk about chocolate stouts for a minute. If you aren’t aquatinted with these Dark Knights, you might be under the impression that your beer will be like a tall glass of malty chocolate milk. For the most part, that isn’t the case. While I was at Hanger 24, those awesome guys let me […]

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IPA Lemon Bars

Before I get to the lemon bars that were more than a year in the making, I need to talk about these beer glasses. These glasses are more than just vessels of craft beer glory, they are a indicator of the thread of craft beer weaving itself through the mainstream. Crate and Barrel, a mecca […]

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Smoky Chocolate Porter Ice Cream with Beer Candied Bacon

Yesterday I was a guest on KCRW’s St. Patricks day episode of Good Food. The host was Evan Kleiman, a chef, author and Los Angeles food scene legend. She called my recipes, “smart,” which if you are a home cook, sitting in front of an accomplished chef, is the best word you can hear. We […]

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Orecchiette Pasta with Pale Ale Parmesan Cream Sauce

I would venture a guess, that of all the industries in the world, the best people gravitate towards the world of craft beer. These are guys who are more than willing to take a pay cut to make sure the beer they make for you has the best ingredients. These are people who gladly work […]

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Green Beer Cheese Soup (Broccoli Cheddar) with Pesto Croutons

  I promise you that this is the last St. Patricks day post. Until next year when I will further assault you with recipes for celebrating my love ‘o the Irish, and forcing you to read more stories of my visit to Dublin. Until then, here is a Green Beer cheese soup that contains not […]

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Beer Brined Corned Beef Sliders with Pickled Cabbage Slaw

 Beer Brined Corned Beer Sliders with Pickled Cabbage Slaw  I just turned my completed book into my publisher. One hundred recipes, along with sixty-five photos, are now out of my hands. You’d think I’d be relieved, so did I, but I’m worried. I just let go of the summation of 90 percent of my waking […]

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Mushroom, Stout and Goat Cheese Pot Pie

A bunch of years ago I was in Dublin, Ireland for the St. Patricks day celebrations. I had flown over from LA, with only two nights booked at the Brewery Hostel at the base of the Guinness brewery.  The night of the festival I was without a room, all at once ecstatic to be in […]

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