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Beer Brat Carbonara Pasta: An Oktoberfest Recipe

Although it seems like most of America sees Oktoberfest as The Festival of Barely Contained Breasts And Bad Beer In October, it really isn’t meant to be any of those things.  Oktoberfest began more than 200 years ago as a wedding celebration, it’s morphed into a celebration of local food and drink. In Germany, they […]

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Stout Braised Pulled Pork Chili

If you want to watch a culinary sports crowd get rilled up, ask what the “right way to make chili” really is. Just meat? Beans? No beans? Pork, vegetables, beef? Tomatoes? Because if you do it “wrong” you might was well be at  Morton’s and ask for ketchup with your steak. Or waltz yourself in […]

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Honey Beer Biscuits with Strawberry Belgian Ale Sauce

If you follow me on twitter, you may have seen my announcement that I shot a TV show for Lifetime back in January. The premise of the show was to take people with interesting ideas for food products and develop those ideas into product lines that end up on grocery store shelves. There is a […]

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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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Hefeweizen Honey Rolls

 I have wandered into a complete obsession with making bread. It started slowly, and really, rather timidly. When I first started, I was afraid of yeast, and a wee bit convinced that it hated me. I threw several mounds of fail dough in the trash after it refused to rise. I learned a few things […]

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Sweet Potato Beer Biscuits With Maple Sage Butter

    I didn’t grow up eating Sweet potatoes. I never saw them on my Thanksgiving table or at Sunday dinner. They just didn’t exist in my world. Until one chilly afternoon in College when I stopped by the dorm room of a Souther friend of mine who had just pulled a Sweet potato, covered […]

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Stove Top Beer And Bacon Mac And Cheese

I’m not a beer snob. To be honest, the term has always rubbed against the grain. I’m a beer fan, a beer lover, a girl fascinated by beer, but I’m not a snob. I spent years on the fringes of the music industry in LA, and the beer snobs I meet now echo those same […]

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Triple Berry Blueberry Beer Cobbler

You inspire me. You really do. One of my favorite moments of my day is reading emails from you, those of you who read my blog and like what I’m doing. And sometimes,the emails have a common theme. A thread that runs through out the world, across the internet, and remind me of how we […]

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Beer Braised Chicken and Hefeweizen Cornmeal Dumpling Soup

Although most of you are starting to pull out those wool sweaters you neatly packed away a few months ago, here in Los Angeles we are in the throws of a record heat wave that drug us into 108 degree heat yesterday. While most of the sane people of LA stayed indoors and avoided the […]

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Chocolate Mint Stout Ice Cream

There are two ways to look at this. It’s either the summer death rattle manifesting itself in an ice cream during the first week of fall, or it’s the nexus of the best of summer treats and the best of fall beers joining forces at the perfect moment. For this, I used Bison Chocolate Stout. […]

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