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Here is a no-nonsense guide to the world of beer, answering many burning questions about the diverse array of styles, ingredients, and international brewing and drinking traditions that drive the world s most popular beverage. Beer FAQ features insight not only on how it s made, but how it makes the journey from the brew house floor to the drinker s glass. The book offers a touch of history, a bit of globetrotting, and a look at the companies and enterprising individuals leading the modern brewing renaissance. It also offers a nostalgic look at beer s evolving role in pop culture from advertising to television to movies over the past century. After reading Beer FAQ, readers will have a better understanding of not just what kinds of beers to drink, but the best places to drink them and the best ways to enjoy them, from the ideal packaging to the proper drinking vessels.
Mark Dredge mixes great beer appreciation with delicious food pairings. Not only does this book tell you about some of the best craft beers out there, it also looks at the science of taste and the principles of matching beer with food, explaining which ingredients enhance a brews flavour and what beer styles will complement everything from breakfast and barbecue to cheese and chocolate. Also included are over 40 beer-infused recipes like stout mac n cheese or ribs in Belgian beer. With over 250 beers featured, its ideal for anyone who loves a drink and a tasty bite to eat.
Tommy Barnes was fed up; frustrated by his boring job, loathing the daily commute and to cap it all, failing to make it as a stand-up comedian. But he didn't break; he made himself redundant and took off to France with girlfriend Rose. Settled in a dilapidated house in the Loire they are plagued by calamities (mainly of Tommy's making), excitable neighbours , a destructive puppy and an unexpected pregnancy. When it looks like the money has run out Tommy has an epiphany. Beer will save him, of course it will, it always has. After all there is a craft beer revolutions sweeping the world. Sadly it turns out that 20 years of drinking beer doesn't qualify you to brew it.
When a recipe calls for `beer' do you have the first clue of what you should add? When was the last time you read a recipe that really specified a beer style, or even suggested a few different brands from the bewildering array on your supermarket shelves? Good news, this book does all that and more.In The Beer Kitchen award-winning beer expert Melissa Cole has combined two of her greatest passions: great brews and delicious food. Sharing over 70 incredible recipes Melissa expertly guides you through the gustatory pleasure of cooking with beer and what to drink with your creations.Starting with the `science bits' you will discover the importance between taste and flavour, how to assess beer and pair to perfection. Then dive into the recipes, which include everything from delicious dips, flatbreads and pickles to show-off roasts, classic pies and inventive desserts. Feast on the exquisite Beer-brined Pork Chops with Blue Cheese Polenta or perhaps prepare the perfect Beer-Poached Chicken for Sunday lunch. For mid-week meals, for when you want something hearty but healthy, then dish up the creamy Celeriac Croquettes with Hefeweizen Sauce or the lighter but extremely tasty Warm Kale & Nduja Salad or, for ultimate indulgence, tuck into the Quick Chocolate Pots with Kriek-Soaked Cranberries.With thorough advice on beer-types and flavour notes to beer and cheese pairing plus a helpful guide to tools and equipment and store cupboard essentials, The Beer Kitchen is a new, scientific and exciting approach to food that will change the way you cook and what you drink with it.
Nothing beats a night on the booze, and what kick starts a party better than Drinking Games? Yes, theyre not big and theyre not clever, but theyre damn good fun. This handy guide contains over 25 of the best drinking games around. All you need to do is read the simple rules, grab some friends and start that fateful journey towards inebriation. BUT... what goes up must come down. So when youre rubbing the sleep out of your eyes and the drool from the corners of your mouth, wishing youd only played nine holes of Bar Golf rather than the full 18, youll be thrilled you were smart enough to get yourself this collection of over 25 Hangover Cures that will have you out of bed and on your feet in no time.
From classic craft beers to trendy microbreweries, beer is booming nationwide. Whether you prefer light lagers or hearty stouts, you ll find lots to drink in in this pocket-sized guide packed with information, how-tos, and trivia for beer enthusiasts of all stripes. Seasoned craft-brew connoisseurs and newbie beer drinkers alike will learn expert tasting techniques, which glassware to use and when, how to pair beer with food, and even ways to support local breweries. Plus, guides to beer lingo, brewing industry publications, beer apps, and much more. Like all STUFF titles, the handy size and attractive package make this book perfect for a gift just in time for Oktoberfest. Cheers!
Botany at the Bar is a bitters-making handbook with a beautiful, botanical difference three scientists present the back-stories and exciting flavours of plants from around the globe and all in a range of tasty, healthy tinctures. Botanists Selena Ahmed, Ashley DuVal and Rachel Meyer from the New York based craft bitters-making company, Shoots & Roots Bitters, take us on an enlightening trip throughout the plant world as they share their unique expertise on the ecology, cultural practices, and medicinal properties just waiting to be discovered at the bottom of your glass. Notes on the origins of bitters, the science of taste and phytochemistry are followed by a neat guide on how to extract and make herbal infusions at home. Add enlightening plant profiles with a mix of unique botanical drink recipes, and this is a truly fascinating experiential insight into the vital meaning of biodiversity today.
Cider is big news. Just as with craft beer and artisan gin, there's a world of new brands and styles for the drinker to discover - but where to start?In The Cider Insider, award-winning drinks writer Susanna Forbes has hand-picked 100 great ciders that are worth seeking out and drinking now. She offers a complete, accessible guide to the very best on the market, from single-varietals to vintage ciders and pear cider (perry, the ancient 'new kid on the block'), and even ice ciders. The greatest cider-makers have honed their skills to a fine art - from Spain to Oregon, the world's top ciders are now being appreciated as a versatile drink akin to the finest wines. Indeed, cider's complex flavour profiles make it especially suited for drinking with a meal, and Susanna suggests food matches for each variety.Featuring a comprehensive guide to taste, makers and varieties worldwide, and with a foreword by the UK's Cider King, Tom Oliver, The Cider Insider is the first book of its kind to celebrate the wonders of the golden nectar.
This is the ultimate guide to the history, science and cultural influence of coffee according to coffee aficionado and master storyteller Tristan Stephenson. Youll explore the origins of coffee before discovering the varieties of coffee and the alchemy responsible for transforming a humble bean into the worlds most popular drink. Youll learn how to roast coffee at home in the Roasting section before delving into the Science and Flavour of Coffee and finding out how sweetness, bitterness, acidity and aroma all come together. Discover how espresso and milk are a match made in heaven, yielding such treasures as the Flat white, Latte, Cappuccino and Macchiato. Other Brewing Methods features step-by-step guides to classic brewing techniques, from a Moka pot and a French press to Aeropress and Siphon brewing. Finally, why not treat yourself to one of Tristans expertly concocted recipes. From an Espresso Martini to a Pumpkin Spice Latte and Coffee Liqueur to Butter Coffee, this is the definitive guide to the extraordinary world of coffee.
In official partnership with Downton Abbey and with 50 stunning photographs featuring stills from across the series and right up to the latest film release, this collection of 70 delicious cocktail recipes is a lavish toast to the glamorous world of the Crawleys.Introduced by Julian Fellowes, the writer and creator of Downton Abbey, this curated selection of recipes spans the world of Downton, from drawing-room party drinks to downstairs hangover cures and more. In addition to classic concoctions like a Mint Julep, Prince of Wales Punch and Ginger Beer, this collection features character-specific twists such as Downton Heir, Turkish Attaché, The Valet and The Chauffeur. Photographed using the original lead crystal used on set, each cocktail is guaranteed to raise your spirits, whether by channeling the verve of Lady Mary, the wit of Violet Crawley or the plain speaking of Mrs Patmore. With a brief history of each drink and peppered with quotes from Downton characters, the recipes are organized by the places the drinks were served:The library (stirred drinks and after-dinner drinks)The grounds (refreshing drinks)The great hall (party drinks)The drawing room (pre-dinner drinks and hangover helpers)The village (everyday drinks)With these cocktails, relish the rich traditions and flavours of Downton Abbey without end.
An intoxicating and eclectic new book on the hidden botany behind your favourite booze! This quirky guide explains the chemistry and botanical history of over 150 plants, trees, flowers and fruits, showing how they form the bases of our favourite cocktails. Amy Stewart offers gardeners growing tips and provides cocktail enthusiasts with 50 drink recipes, as well as a rounded knowledge of the processes and plants which go into popular concoctions.
The perfect accompaniment to a gin & tonic, Gin Foundry have poured their expertise into one succinct expert read. Includes: The modern history of gin; How gin is made; What to look for when choosing gin; Deciphering gin labels; How to taste gin; Gin Foundry's botanical flavour wheel; Gin styles; Best cocktails for different gin styles; Fruit gins and infusions; The perfect gin & tonic; Gin Foundrys garnish/gin pairing guide. Plus much more...
2016 was officially the year of gin in the UK, with sales topping £1 billion! The brilliantly botanical spirit is much more than tonics sidekick, its sophisticatedly sippable, and adds depth and flavour to any drink.This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to a host of cocktails from the classic to the cutting edge, and showcase the versatile potential of gin.In Gin Made Me Do It, gin aficionado and cocktail maven Jassy Davis explains everything you need to know: how to choose the perfect blend, mix the ultimate martini, and deliver delicious cocktails for every occasion.From the perfect G&T and updates on classics like the Aviator and the Vesper, to a wide range of herbaceous cocktails, the recipes in this book are fresh, flavourful, and fun. 60 delicious recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends?or yourself!
In Green Kitchen Smoothies, bestselling authors and bloggers David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl share their favourite smoothie recipes, as well as some exciting ideas that will give you the confidence to create your own.Divided into two main sections, Simple Smoothies and Showstoppers, this is a book perfect for both smoothie enthusiasts and newbies. There are options for pre- and post-workout, bedtime and breakfast, and smoothies especially for kids (or adults) who need more greens in their diet.David and Luise also share their recipes for nut milks, juices, granola and more, which will add extra sustenance and texture to your drinks. From smoothie bowls to parfaits, milkshakes, popsicles and even desserts, This is a collection of irresistible, fun smoothies that you will love.
Turning down a drink isn't easy. Not only do you have to deal with your own desire for that chilled and glistening glass of white, you also have to tackle the: 'Why aren't you drinking?''Are you pregnant?' 'Go on... just one!' And the worst one of all: 'You're no fun without a drink!'Well here's the thing: you are fun! And this book shows you how and why you can still be the life and soul of the party, keep your friends, and be sober. Through a broad range of tips and tricks, you'll feel empowered to take on those trigger moments (stressful work day; challenging family life; break ups), as well as classic big occasions (the wedding toast; the bachelorette party; the Christmas lunch).Through the tips, you'll learn more about yourself (why you're giving up/cutting back), how to keep your relationships tight (with your partner, colleagues and friends) and ways to enjoy your new found sobriety, from understanding the benefit to your health to appreciating the improvement in your bank balance.
It has never been a better time for quality ale and brews. But with more amazing beers available than ever before, it s hard to know which ones to choose. Do you want something sharp or smooth? Citrusy or herby? Light or heavy? In comes The Little Book of Craft Beer, which celebrates over 100 of the world s most innovative and tastiest beers. From classic IPAs bursting with zingy hops to silky-smooth stouts, you ll be pointed in the right direction to find the perfect brew for you.Self-confessed beer geek and expert Melissa Cole takes you through the brewing process and guides you to some of the best and most eclectic craft brewers. Combining two of her favourite passions good-quality brews and delicious food, each section is finished with a cocktail and food recipe using beer as the key component. You will also discover a genuinely tasty selection of gluten- and alcohol-free offerings, as well a helpful advice on shopping for craft beer, tasting and food pairing notes. Complete with clear and practical illustrations, and little known facts, hints and tips throughout, The Little Book of Craft Beer is the perfect introduction for newcomers and connoisseurs alike.
Are you planning the ultimate summer cocktail party? Do you long to unwind on a hot tropical beach with a cool drink? Bring a taste of the tropics to your home with Let's Get Tropical. Celebrate summer with over 60 fabulously fruity tropical drinks from Tiki Mai Tais to Cuban Mojitos. Discover the origins of these classic cocktail recipes and get the low down on rum, tequila and other popular exotic spirits. If you need a break from the booze, many recipes feature a "lose the booze" option with all the fruity flavour but none of the hangover. Non alcoholic cocktails can be just as fun! Learn how to mix your drinks like a pro, make delicious, homemade syrups and infusions and create your own flavour combinations. Featuring fun presentation ideas and twists on the classics, get creative and serve your guests a cocktail they will remember - if they haven't had too many Pina Coladas!
In Vignette, sommelier Jane Lopes recommends the 100 bottles of wine (and some spirits and beers) to best expand your wine journey, giving you a complete education of the important styles, grapes, regions, and flavours of this magical and ever-growing world.For each bottle, an index of more affordable alternatives is given too. Alongside the wines, you will find imaginative ways to engage with and remember the foundational wine knowledge that underpins a good drinking experience, as well as Jane's personal stories of her own emotional engagement with each wine. It's part memoir and part wine book, but a lot more fun than either alone. These are wines to live with, learn from and take solace in - a joyous, surprising and revelatory response to that age-old question, What should I drink?
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