Food Pairing

Cornish Pasty: A Portable, Savory Hand Pie

Cornish Pasty: A Portable, Savory Hand Pie
Food Pairing, Meat, Vegetarian
Originating in Britain, the Cornish pasty is a hand pie, usually savory, with a sturdy dough enclosing a filling of steak, potatoes, carrots, onions, and seasonings. These pasties were designed to be a full meal that would hold up in a workman’s pocket until lunch without any protection other than the crust. Cornish pasties also differ from other hand pies … Read more

Beer and Food Chart

Beer and Food Chart
The CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Pairing Chart approaches pairing by first looking at common individual food components and comparing them to the six main beer flavor categories (Crisp & Clean, Malty & Sweet, Dark & Roasty, Hoppy & Bitter, Fruity & Spicy and Sour, Tart & Funky). The potential interactions between the food and beer are outlined and an approachable dish is … Read more

Asian-Style Noodles Infused with Stout and Witbier

Asian-Style Noodles Infused with Stout and Witbier
Food Pairing, Vegetarian
When a noodle is one of the main components of a recipe, the type and style of noodle will add its character and charm to the finished dish. Using both rice and wheat flour Asian-style noodles as a foundation, these recipes explore two sauce options for these ribbons of goodness. Each one goes in a different direction, accentuating the noodle’s … Read more

Celebrate Spring with an IPA Pesto

Celebrate Spring with an IPA Pesto
Food Pairing, Vegetarian
Spring Pesto Pesto is defined as anything made by pounding. Traditionally pesto is made with basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. In this recipe, I’m combining the bounty of flavors that spring offers with this technique to blend ingredients into a sauce. Depending on what your farmers market or local grocery store have to offer, … Read more

Thai-Inspired Bière Cuisine

Thai-Inspired Bière Cuisine
Food Pairing, Vegetarian
With spring getting into full swing, a bounty of produce awaits at the farmers market. This month I wanted to highlight seasonal vegetables with a Thai-inspired curry. Build a delicious meal by first making a yellow curry paste to spice a soup or sauce base, and then garnish it with more seasonal vegetables and herbs. Thai Yellow Curry Paste The … Read more

3 Overlooked Beer Styles to Pair with Food

3 Overlooked Beer Styles to Pair with Food
Food Pairing, Meat
Beer and food reaches parts of the brain that beer alone cannot. – Randy Mosher At the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Ore., Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association Julia Herz moderated a panel of sensory specialists from the beer world as well as the scientific community including Randy Mosher, Pat Fahey, Lindsay Barr and Nicole Garneau, … Read more

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