Smoked Gouda Beer Cheese Dip

09.26.14

Beer Cheese Dip is the quintessential cooking with beer recipe. There are countless variations – hot, cold, spreadable, dip-able, smoky, spicy – with even more possible beer and cheese combinations. I first created this recipe for Austin Beer Guide in 2011 and have been fine tuning it ever since. The recipe that follows is my […]

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Cashew Beer Butter

09.24.14

Why are nut butters so expensive? Thankfully, they’re incredibly easy to make! This recipe comes from Uchi: the Cookbook by Tyson Cole of Uchi and Uchiko fame. His restaurants in Austin, Texas feature Japanese inspired dishes unlike anything I’ve had before. Each plate is simple and approachable in presentation, but often feature complex components that balance each other […]

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Oktoberfest Beer Mustard

09.22.14

While living in Austin, Texas I would wake up early every Saturday morning to beat the crowd at the Farmers Market. Showing up any later than 9am meant the menu board at Dai Due, a local butcher shop, would include mostly sold out signs. Everything they made was obsessively local, seasonal, and perfectly prepared – from the pickles and fresh […]

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Soft Pretzel Bites made with Oktoberfest

09.17.14

Homemade Soft Pretzels are a thing of beauty – soft and chewy with a darkened exterior accented by flecks of coarse salt. They’re perfect on their own, but also make a fantastic delivery device for a variety of mustards and dips. When cut into a bite size before baking, they’re an ideal party appetizer or […]

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Smoked Porter and Chipotle Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cabbage Slaw

09.11.14

Before moving to Brooklyn, I threw a dinner party for a few close friends at my house in San Diego. In an effort to clean out the cellar, multiple bottles were opened and beer freely flowed. Someone even made Nutella crepes which paired beautifully with the bourbon barrel stouts. The night was going well. Then […]

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