Archive | June, 2014

Beer and Sriracha Candied Nuts

  Let’s talk for a second about last meals. We’ve talk about this before while discussing Julia Childs last meal and how I defiled it with a stout. Many discussions have been had over what entrée and dessert we’d all have if we were afforded the choice. Would it be Grandmas pot roast? Sushi? A burrito from […]

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Coconut Cake with Pale Ale Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

  Beer and fruit have a bit of a sordid past. From the ill-advised orange slice served on the side of a hefeweizen, to the cringe inducing Bud Light Lime.  Thankfully, plenty of remarkable unions have a sordid pasts. Beer and fruit just needed a few takes to get it right. The current state of beer and […]

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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stout Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have this theme in my life right now about fear. Not the kind of fear that keeps you from jumping out of airplanes (which I’ve done), or the fear that comes when you hear a noise in the middle of the night which clearly means a murderer is in your living room. But a […]

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Frozen Beer Soaked Watermelon

Summer beers have arrive, filling the shelves of our bottle shops with pale ambiguous summer refreshment. If you’re new to beer, these labels can be a bit confusing due to the comprehensive lack of cohesion with the title: summer ale. Some have a beautiful bitter hop bite, some have a nice malty flavor, some are […]

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Grilled BBQ Beer Chicken and Apricot Flatbreads

  Let’s say you and I get into it over pizza. We hash it out over the best pizza we’ve ever had. We talk about Naples, and LA, and both agree that New York beats Chicago, unless you want a casserole, then Chicago pizza will do. And then I tell you that the best Ray’s […]

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Blackberry Basil Belgian Ale Milkshake

I’m going to confess to you the least foodie thing I’ve ever done. A few years ago I was in Spain, I’d missed my fight out of Madrid because of an ill timed visit to the Prado, some churros and a bull fighting poster and I was stuck for an indefinite amount of time. I […]

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Jalapeno Cornbread Beer Bread Muffins with Salted Beer Honey Butter

Jalapeno Cornbread Beer Bread Muffins, cooking with beer   There’s a contradictory element to cornbread. It’s enough to be a meal all on it’s own, especially when you eat 4 of them, with a beer and some honey butter, but you miss the rest. You miss the ribs, and the greens, and the coleslaw and […]

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Sriracha Beer Butter Grilled Corn

  I was once invited to leave The Viper Room when the guy I’d been chatting with escalated past douche bag right up into unignorably obnoxious territory and I was sweep up in his wake. I not so subtly parted ways with him to cross the street towards The Roxy when he escalated further,”You’re leaving?! […]

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Porter Date Jam Crostini with Prosciutto, Arugula and Goat Cheese

  If there was any doubt about how much I like self-torture, you can defer to this: I’m writing another cookbook. My first cookbook, The Craft Beer Cookbook took four months and most of my sanity to write. And here I am, doing it again. Maybe it’s the post publisher amnesia, maybe it’s that I […]

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Candy and Beer Pairings That Will Rock Your Summer Parties

    Two of the greatest guilty pleasures in this world are candy and beer. With the extensive data base of flavors that craft beer has to offer, it’s easy to find the perfect beer to pair with any candy you can manifest. Earlier this year I helped Jelly Belly get the word out about […]

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