Craft Beer FansWhile tasting through your collection of abbey dubbels and American-style IPAs it makes sense to serve some well-matched food. Beer deserves a place at your table as well as in your dedicated bottle fridge.
Culinary ExperimentersThose who are wondering how to culture their own malt vinegar from craft beer or if it's possible to add hops to food will love recipes like Homemade Beer Vinegar and Hop Mayonnaise.
HomebrewersWith recipes for Spent Grain Oatmeal Cookies and Pickled Hops Shoots the Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook will help add food to your all-consuming hobby.
Home CooksWith recipes that range from easy-to-make Soba Noodle Salad to slightly more involved No Knead Pretzels there's a recipe for every level of expertise and every day of the week.
IntroductionHere I deal a bit with the history of craft beer, how to use the book, and take a stab at answering the question "what is craft beer?"
SnacksSnacks include those dishes like Chicken Liver Pâté (made with barley wine) that you might serve before a meal, but also ones like IPA Guacamole that are great with beers in the afternoon.
Salads and SoupsThere is a soup or salad for all seasons here: from hearty French Onion Soup to a Tabbouleh built around Belgian witbier.
VegetablesVegetables play an intentionally important role throughout the book, but these are the ones that just didn't fit in any other section.
Noodles and RiceThat Soba Noodle Salad with Sriracha Dressing that graces the cover shows up in this section.
SeafoodThe Seafood section includes interesting takes on classics like Dry-roasted Mussels that pair excellently with craft beer.
Meat and PoultryYou'll find mainstays like Steak and Ale Pie here, but also dishes like Wild Fried Chicken (made with sour ale) that beer really elevates.
Sweets and DessertsFrom the cold-weather Porter Gingerbread to the Blueberries with Dark Ale Whipped Cream for summer, the dessert recipes will help keep the beer-fueled good times going throughout the meal.
Beer CocktailsMore experimental recipes like Hopped Gin and Tonic join classic cocktails like Butter Beer in the Cocktails section.
In the PantryAll the odds and ends -- IPA Mustard or Hop Mayonnaise -- needed to complete a beer feast find a home here.
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About the Author
Growing up in Toronto, David gained a lasting appreciation for his city's diverse array of restaurants. Translating favourite dishes into versions for his own kitchen has grown from pastime to full-blown obsession.
The recipes he develops are based on an avid (and geeky) desire to understand the science behind a particular kitchen technique. Explaining why something works, especially to the home cook, is never far from his mind.
Focusing his attention on craft beer allowed him to put his curiousity to work on how ingredients and process combine to make something delicious. Meeting and talking with the people who create the selection of excellent craft beers that are available, was David's favourite part of writing The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook.
His articles on beer appear every week on PostCity.com. and in the chain of monthly Post City Magazines. His stories about food, drink, and travel also appear on TorontoLife.com, in Where Magazine's Essential Toronto guide, on Rickshaw Magazine, and on Spotlight Toronto, where he is an editor.