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Monday, January 4, 2016


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>1.BEER BITES (Chronicle Books, 2015, 168 pages, ISBN 978-1-4521-3524-3, $24.95 US soft
>covers) is by Christian DeBenedetti and Andrea Slonecker. He's a food and drinks writer
>(The Great American Ale Trail) and brewery owner; she's a cookbook writer (Eggs on Top)
>and food editor. Together they have produced about 65 recipes for beer pairings, ranging
>from snacks to major dishes. Plus several desserts. Each recipe comes with at least five
>recommended beers from specified named breweries. They've got introductory material on
>how to taste beer and the principles of food matching. Each prep comes with extensive
>notes on how to match beers to the flavours. It is arranged by beer style, so
>neighbouring preps can be close to similar beers listed for other recipes. First up in
>"crisp & clean" as in lagers, "fruit & spice", "hoppy & herbal", "sour &
>complex", "malty, rich & sweet", and "deep, roasty & smoky" (stout territory).
>Preparations have their ingredients listed in both metric and avoirdupois measurements;
>there is no table of equivalents.
>Audience and level of use: beer drinkers, those interested in matching beer to food.
>Some interesting or unusual recipes/facts: duck carnitas nachos; sweet corn griddle
>cakes; Irish oatcakes; smoked trout board with cabbages; chicken hearts!; hoisin-glazed
>pork belly lettuce wraps with daikon carrots; seafood ceviche with crunchy quinoa.
>The downside to this book: I wanted more.
>The upside to this book: quite a series of complex matches, first rate job!
>Quality/Price Rating: 92.

Danielle Johnson ~ Senior Publicist
Raincoast Books
2440 Viking Way Richmond, BC V6V 1N2
604 448 7163

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