Sunday means a post on The Hop Press blog. There’s some really good articles over there written by a variety of beer writers, so it’s well worth checking out, especially if you are interested in the US beer scene.
Today’s post is about pairing beer and food and is a simple overview of the tricks which beer can play that makes it a great companion to your lunch.
Anyone had any good food and beer pairings recently?
the meat from two slow roasted duck legs, Udon noodles, pak choi, garlic, stir-fried, drop of soy sauce, try with Lost Abbey’s Devotion, seemed to work for me last night.ReplyDelete
"...the tricks which beer can play that makes it a great companion to your lunch..." ?ReplyDelete
As opposed to the centuries of simply eating and drinking that have happily served mankind?
Good post. I got the Garrett Oliver book you mention for Christmas. It's next in the reading list.ReplyDelete
Blogged about a combination I had recently here: http://tinyurl.com/yc37o5z
This one here at Christmas lunch (roasted duck, dumplings, braised red cabbage and sauerkraut with Matuška Tmavé), and then candied ginger with BrewDog Bashah and also with Mikkeller Black. Fantastic experience.ReplyDelete
A simple mixed grill with Rauchbier works great.ReplyDelete
ATJ, that sounds great. I had the Devotion with Onion Soup ages ago and that was great too.ReplyDelete
Alan, 'As opposed to the centuries of simply eating and drinking that have happily served mankind?'. Yes. Exactly opposed to that.
Chunk, your blog is a great combo. Garrett Oliver's book is just fantastic. I've read it cover to cover and back again. It's just so well written and great reading.
PF, wow, that sounds like an amazing lunch! And then two fantastic beers after too.
Rob, sounds great, if you can handle a rauchbier...! I haven't tried this combo but I can imagine it'd be very good. I'm intrigued now.
It was simple but brilliant. I cover this subject alittle in my latest post. I was wondering Mark, do you have any advice on beer with cheese?ReplyDelete
Not being picky, but what is the difference that makes it an opposite? I am all for saying this beer goes with X, Y, Z and many other things (as most do and have done for, you know, yoinks)... but haven't we known that and been doing that for yoinks as part of the beery aspects of our cultures?ReplyDelete
Alan, I see it as a more considered approach to pairing something to get the best end result. Beer and food have been 'paired' for many years, but this is more about finding those partnerships which take a step up. Some combinations just don't work together but some are incredible. And I agree that it is a part of beer culture but I think it's worth repeating - if beer and food can be seen as legitimate pairings then it will go a long way to help the way that beer is seen in the UK.ReplyDelete
I hear you and I suppose beer is taking a beating in the UK that we don't have to deal with here in Canada. Nothing would be a greater ballot box curse in Canada than a politician taking on our beer.ReplyDelete
My JDW ham, eggs and chips seemed well matched by a Tucher Hefe Weizen, though a pokier one would have been better.ReplyDelete
Check out the blog, mark, my lad.ReplyDelete
During the first annual San Diego Beer Week, my taste buds were amazed by pairing a beer with a dessert - it was a Chimay Grand Reserve with some Chimay Grand Reserve pudding...pudding with beer? It was to die for - tasted exactly like a old fashioned soda fountain root beer float. I blogged about it here:ReplyDelete