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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 …