Beer, Food, and Flavor: A Guide to Tasting, Pairing, and the Culture of Craft Beer

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Beer, like wine, can be a delightful and satisfying addition to a fine meal. Join experienced chef and beer connoisseur Schuyler Schultz as he guides both novices and experts in pairing the right beers with the right foods. This beautifully illustrated book explores how craft beer can be integrated into the new American food movement,
with an emphasis on local and sustainable production. As craft breweries and farm-to-table restaurants gain popularity and open across the ...
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Overview

Beer, like wine, can be a delightful and satisfying addition to a fine meal. Join experienced chef and beer connoisseur Schuyler Schultz as he guides both novices and experts in pairing the right beers with the right foods. This beautifully illustrated book explores how craft beer can be integrated into the new American food movement,
with an emphasis on local and sustainable production. As craft breweries and farm-to-table restaurants gain popularity and open across the country, this book offers delicious combinations of the best beers and delectable meals and desserts.
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"An engaging look at American craft beer through the eyes of a working chef. It's enthusiastic, opinionated, and analytical, teasing apart the mechanics of flavor combinations and then layering on recipes, brewery stories, interviews, tasting notes, beer dinner menus, and even a useful guide to cheese. If you want to know how to bring craft beer into your culinary life, this book will take you all the way there."
—Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, author of The Brewmaster's Table, and editor in chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer

"The real gold is chapter 2, where Schultz navigates complementary and contrasting pairings, menu-building and choosing beer with food in mind (and vice versa) by channeling focus elements of each. Behind the casual guidance is the refreshingly unsnobby mantra that while it's pretty tough to really go wrong with beer/food pairing, you can always do better. Classic dishes and widely available beer suggestions make the whole thesis tangible." —Draft Magazine

"If all you do is read the 'Beer and Cheese' chapter in Schuyler Schultz's Beer, Food, and Flavor, you've gotten your money's worth from this thoughtful craft beer guide. . . . On either side of this practical primer, the book is filled with mini histories of American craft brewers and tasting notes on their signature beers. Schultz's descriptions are educations in themselves: '. . . the flavor consists of a crisp malt core surrounded by mild earth and spice hops characteristics with inflections of orange peel and a mild, pleasant graininess.' We'll drink to that." —Culture Cheese Magazine

"A wonderful introduction to the world of American craft beer and its place in our nation's exciting local food movement. Schuyler Schultz brings a chef's palate, imagination, and vocabulary to the subject in ways that will expand your appreciation and knowledge of beer's place at the table."
—Steve Hindy, co-founder and president of The Brooklyn Brewery

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616086794
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Series: Joy of Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 400,704
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Schuyler Schultz is a chef, sommelier, and craft beer enthusiast who strives to spread the joys of sustainable, ingredient-driven cuisine paired with craft beer and wine throughout the country. He lives in San Diego.

Peter Zien is the owner and brewmaster of the award-winning AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, California.

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