Publisher: Brewers Publications, 2007.
Soft Cover, 228 pages, 9 x 9.
The Best of American Beer and Food captures the creative energy of chefs, craft brewers and other food artisans who cook with beer and pair flavorful beers from pilsner to porter with hand-crafted foods.
It begins by exploring the art of pairing flavorful beers with specific foods, then turns to recipes that incorporate beer, using the various flavors available from today's ales and lagers as food flavor components.
Early chapters consider pairings for cheese and chocolate giving tips to those wishing to arrange their own tasting events. Saunders then gives a region-by-region review of beer cooking and pairing by today's innovative chefs, showcasing the adaptability of beer to regional and ethnic cuisines. She then turns to consumer-tested recipes that incorporate beer, using the various flavors of today's ales and lagers as food flavor components as well as recommending beers to drink with each dish.
Throughout the book Saunders captures the magic made when beer and food meet with pairings that delight the senses while expanding our appreciation of today's diverse and flavorful craft beers.
Includes 30 color illustrations, 75 recipes