When you decided to dedicate your life to cooking with beer, people ask questions. Sometimes those questions follow puzzled looks at the grocery store at 8am while pushing a cart full of beer.
More commonly it’s during interviews, which have become more and more frequent over the past year (apparently I’m the foremost leading expert in cooking with beer). The questions are usually similar: “How did you get into cooking?” “What’s your favorite beer?” “How is that you’re not fat?”
The past three interviews I’ve had a new question come up all three times: “What are your favorite kitchen items?”
I did an entire interview for the May issue of Imbibe’s print magazine about things I can’t live without. To be honest, the answer changes a bit from moment to moment, but one thing that always seems to fall into that Can’t Live Without category is my Le Creuset cast iron skillet. I’ve cooked everything from cake to steak in mine and it’s my go to for quick dinners. Without hesitation it’s the pan I’d choose over all the others.
With a little inspiration from that question, and the upcoming gift giving festivities, I’m giving some of my favorite things away. A cherry red Le Creuset cast iron skillet (my absolute favorite), an autographed copy of my cookbook: The Craft Beer Cookbook, and salt that I love so much I carry some around in my purse: Smoked Maldon Salt.
I’m even sharing a recipe from my book that I make in that go-to cast iron skillet. It even tastes great made with some of that smoked salt I love so much.
In the spirit of Holiday Giving, I’ve teamed up with some pretty fantastic bloggers to give away a few of our favorite things.
Enter my giveaway by using the Rafflecopter widget below, but don’t forget to check out the other blogs and enter those giveaways as well.
1. Bakeaholic Mama 2. Pineapple and Coconut 3. Fabtastic Eats 4. The Lemon Bowl 5. Foodness Gracious 6. Rachel Cooks 7. Dine and Dish 8. Big Bear’s Wife 9. Nutmeg Nanny 10. Savory Simple 11. What Megan’s Making