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What's on Tap : A Collection of Recipes for Cooking With Beer (Paperback) (Charlotte Monaco)
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Our culinary heritage is as colorful and intricate as an heirloom patchwork quilt. Based on the native bounty of land and seas, America's cooking has been enriched by ideas and tastes from around the world. One taste that has been enjoyed as a beverage is now recognized as a fine ingredient for cooking is beer. Over the years, the special flavor that separated a great tasting dish from just a good one may well have been beer. Beer adds a tang to beans, cabbage and soups, as well as a gourmet's touch to malty flavored lobster. It can enhance the spice in a bowl of chili or add subtle aroma to a light textured muffin. It provides a base for a delicate custard as well as texture to sauce for a robust steak. The possibilities for cooking with beer are endless, and Great travel writers and beer aficionados come together in this travel log cookbook. Lots of our friend's drink beer, almost all of our friend's love good food, and the people we hold closest love great stories. What's on Tap is a collection of not just great recipes to be experimented with in any social setting, but great stories from different writer's points of view about how they came to find these recipes, where they were in life, and where they hoped to be going. Regardless of whether you just kicked the dust off your boots and drug yourself into a roadside tavern called the Dew Drop In in search of the perfect chili or are in the process of polishing your cufflinks as dinner guests arrive and struggling to find a unique Creme Brulee, there is a beer recipe and a story here for you to reflect on. Only your imagination is the limit. May you find enjoyment in the journey and preparation of What's On Tap!