Archive | May, 2013

One Hour Rosemary Beer Pizza Dough

  I’m a firm believer that the best pizza dough takes at least 24 hours. I’m also a firm believer that most of us don’t usually have that type of forethought. At least it’s a rare occurrence for me. I started making this pita bread dough when I wanted to make a day-of pizza, which […]

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Pineapple Pale Ale Cream Cheese Tart

  Really, this pie was a necessity. I love the way those banana cream pies look, but I have such a deep loathing for those yellow peeled devils I can’t even bring myself to try one. But they look amazing, so creamy and fluffy, but with the foul stench of banana lurking beneath all that […]

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Drunken Chipotle Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

I don’t make a lot of sandwiches that I want to post about. But this is a sandwich I could eat every day. One that I would even serve at a party, especially one revolving around sports viewing or card playing. It’s spicy, beery, cheesy, and totally necessitates several napkins. I used a beer that […]

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Goat Cheese Raviolis with Blistered Sugar Plum Tomatoes and Hefeweizen Marinara & How to Make Homemade Raviolis

Homemade raviolis are a food lovers endeavor. It’s time consuming, physically trying, and a bit tedious. There are plenty of places that can sell you beautiful hand made raviolis, but you do it because you want to be there. In the kitchen, shoulders aching from kneading, hands covered with yolk and flour, feeling a connection […]

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Flourless Chocolate Stout Cake with Orange Mascarpone Frosting

I’m on my way to New York right now to cook on The Today Show. I’d like to say that I’m cool enough to not think this is a big deal, but I’m not. I’m thrilled, and also a little nervous (significant nervousness is scheduled for the late 9am hour on Wednesday morning). Before I […]

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Roasted Corn, Pale Ale and Coconut Curry Chowder with Brûléed Avocados

  I brûléed some avocados, which, lets me honest, is sort of strange. But it gave this soup a campfirey, smoky flavor that I loved so I’m standing behind the decisions. A decision that was largely based on the fact that I’ve had this brulee torch for over two months and haven’t use it yet. Now […]

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Beer Brined Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Orange Chili Sauce

I want to thank you for how supportive and encouraging you were with the manifesto I posted last week. To be honest, I care more about what you think than I probably should and I’m grateful that so many people are excited about layered and thoughtful food. I started to think about dishes that have […]

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Citrus Cooked Scallops with Smoky IPA Parsnip Puree and Beer Pickled Jalapenos

I’ve finally found some clarity when it comes to this struggle that’s been twisting around inside me over the past few weeks. I told you about that feeling of creative stagnation, and the realization that I’ve been pandering to the masses rather than cooking what I love. Both of these feelings, that I figured were […]

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