All posts tagged: cooking with beer

Combing art and science in new beer recipe book

A new book by the award-winning writer, Melissa Cole, features over 70 recipes using beer as an ingredient. In the The Beer Kitchen Melissa has combined two of her greatest passions: great brews and delicious food combining the art and science of cooking and pairing food with beer. The book offers ideas for simple dips, chutneys and pickles to show-off roasts, classic pies and inventive desserts, by combining an instinctive and scientific approach to cooking with beer. Readers can feast on the exquisite Beer-brined Pork Chops with Blue Cheese Polenta, the perfect Sunday lunch of Ale Roast Goose with Double Red Cabbage, or for a light but tasty snack try the creamy Celeriac Croquettes with Hefeweizen Sauce. The Beer Kitchen is the first cookbook that specifies a style of beer – and even a few different brands – from the supermarket shelves. It has multiple vegetarian and vegan options, thorough advice on tasting notes and a whole section dedicated to cheese, plus all the science on obtaining optimum flavour.    

Welsh Rarebit recipe with Wold Top Bitter

By Lisa Harlow. Tom Kerridge’s Welsh Rarebit My first job was as publicity officer for a small theatre in Stafford and in the café the chef’s speciality was Welsh Rarebit. It would be fair to say that it was far and away my favourite lunch while I worked there and that it was far from being ‘rare’. That was twenty-something years ago so Tom Kerridge’s recipes caught my eye straight away, plus, posh cheese on toast looks like a no-brainer. I used Wold Top Bitter from the Wold Top Brewery near Driffield – a 3.7% amber coloured aromatic session bitter that I picked up on my last trip to Yorkshire – to reduce down to a glaze and then added the double cream. The Cheddar, when grated, looked like a gigantic cheese mountain but did thankfully melt satisfyingly into the cream and beer after a bit of cramming into the pan and stirring. The addition of the egg yolks and all the punchy flavours made a really thick and gooey cheesy custard. The next bit of …

The Pursuit of Hoppyness…Get involved with our cooking with beer series.

Inspired a bit by the 2009 film ‘Julie and Julia’ about the French cooking doyenne shown over Christmas, we (Dea Latis) decided to put our culinary skills to use for the enjoyable advancement of beer with another of our favourite subjects, food. (It’s no accident that our tasting sessions always have a food theme. If only we could work in our third favourite subject; shoes! Ideas anyone?)  Oh and thanks to @BadBeerPuns for the title…. At the same time, blow me, The Times published five beer recipes at the start of January by Tom Kerridge, he of the famous Hand and Flowers pub in Marlow – I say pub, but it’s a Michelin two star dining experience really. But a rare nod towards beer in the national press should not be ignored so, suitably inspired, we’re going to publish a recipe each month gleaned/stolen from various cookery writers and chefs. We’ll give them a go and report back but if, at the same time, you would like to get the pots and pans out as …