Archive | March, 2014

Coconut Curry Belgian Ale Chicken

  This blog has always been about pushing craft beer forward. The importance of the flavors that come with good beer, and how to explore those in a new way. From the beginning you got that and you stood next to me, exposing people to craft beer through food by sharing the recipes I’ve posted. […]

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Green Beans with Bacon and Beer Glaze

When I first got into cooking, I was terrified of pronunciation. There is this huge gap between reading a word, knowing it, being able to cook the crap out of it and being about to say it out loud. To other humans. Who have ears. I spent an entire summer making Galettes. Look at these! […]

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Porter Caramelized Onion Flatbreads with Smoked Gouda and Roasted Tomatoes

A few years ago I decided that I need unbiased proof that I was actually good at this recipe development thing. That my recipes were good, not because the photos were pretty, or because they sounded good, or because some guy on twitter said he wanted to marry me. But that an unbiased panel of […]

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Brown Ale Farro Risotto with Roasted Mushrooms

 There is one thing I can’t stop doing every time I travel. And not just when I get to leave the country, but even when I just leave the state. I just need to wander around a market. A locals only place, stocked with whatever people who live in the neighboring streets like to eat. […]

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Beer Battered Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema

  There are a few things you don’t realize you’re giving up when you leave LA. You know you’ll miss the weather, the sunny winter days spent sun bathing on the beach, the fact that every band always has a tour stop in your town, and the unlimited Girls Night Out options. But no one […]

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Roasted Duck Legs with Porter Cherry Sauce

I didn’t grow up in a cooking household. With two working parents and seven sisters it was more of a defrost and feed the masses situation. It was culinary triage every day. I never saw a head of garlic, or a homemade cake, or real whipped cream my entire childhood. The focus was on feeding […]

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New York Beer Crumb Cake Muffins

A few years ago I’d had this unfortunate idea that a red eye from LAX to JFK was a great plan. I boarded a plane around 10pm in Los Angeles, alongside a 747 full of business travelers headed for jittery East Coast morning meetings. It wasn’t so much that I irrationally figured that I could […]

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Blueberry Cider Skillet Pie with Lime Basil Whipped Cream

I’ve learned a few things in the handful of days I’ve lived in Seattle. People here drive like nice, sane, humans. Unfortunately I’ve been conditioned by the LA freeways to drive like a pissed off asshole. I’ve been driving in LA since I was a teenager. I need to learn to drive like a sane […]

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Irish Red Ale Butternut Squash Soup with Goat Cheese and Pomegranate

When you write a cookbook, you fall in love with some of the recipe. You don’t love them all the same, you don’t even remember them all the same. Recipes aren’t like children, you’re completely allowed to have favorites. When I wrote The Craft Beer Cookbook, there were a few recipes I immediately feel love […]

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IPA Crab Salad Sliders with Apple Daikon Slaw

There are some rules to Party Food. Not a lot, just a few. After all, parties are about lack of restrictions.  First, there needs to be a bit of portability involved. One hand, no utensils type of portability. If you’ve every tried to navigate the consumption of food that requires a knife and fork while […]

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