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Beer and Food

Beer and food have long gone together. Beer has been used in cooking for as long as wine has. With such a wide variety of beers out there, it's no surprise that beer can be such a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. Here's some advice and recipes for cooking with beer.
  1. Beer Bread (2)
  2. Beer and Chocolate (3)
  3. Drinks Made with Beer (8)
  4. Fish & Shellfish (2)
  5. Marinades and Condiments (2)
  6. Meat & Beer Recipes (11)
  7. Pastries and Desserts (4)
  8. Poultry (5)
  9. Soup and Stew (7)
  10. Vegetable Recipes (3)

Beer In the Kitchen – It’s Not Just for Bratwurst Anymore
Beer and food are natural partners. Here are a few tips for bringing new dimensions to your recipes with beer.

Good Beer and Good Food: The Pairing Project
Beer is just the right drink for food. The heart of beer is barley and yeast. This gives it much in common with many of the foods that appear on our dinner plate. Beer is just as comfortable a companion to a corned beef sandwich as it is the finest cut of sirloin.

Beer and barbeque
A few thoughts about beer and barbequing

Beer Batter
Here is a good, basic recipe for beer batter.

What Drinks Pair Well With Stuffed Porkchop?
Beer pairings, wine pairings and cocktail pairings for stuffed pork chops.

What Beverages Pair Well with Shepherd's Pie?
Shepherd's pie is a hearty, traditional Irish main course that is made with lamb, potatoes and cheese. For this pairing Elaine Lemm, About.com Guide to British and Irish Food, shares an easy and delicious recipe for Shepherd's Pie.

What Drinks Pair Well With Dark Chocolate Truffles?
Here are some drinks that elevate the chocolate truffle to new heights.

Pairing Good Beer with Good Food
Remember the three Cs when pairing beer with food.

What Drinks Pair Well With Baked Pears with Cranberries and Walnuts?
Beer pairings, wine pairings and cocktail pairings for Baked Pears with Cranberries and Walnuts

What Drinks Pair Well with Pumpkin Pie?
Beer pairings, wine pairings and cocktail pairings with pumpkin pie.

What Drinks Pair Well With Pulled Pork Barbecue?
Beer pairings, wine pairings and cocktail pairings with pulled pork barbecue

Beer's Sweet Tooth
Beer and dessert - its no longer just a stout float!

Beer & Food: An American History
Book Review of Beer & Food: An American History

Cooking with Beer
Thinking of trying some beer in your favorite recipe? Here are a few pointers.

Cooking with Beer from Home Cooking
Eat Your Beer! Cooking with beer includes recipes, history, and health information.

Vegetarian "Beef" and Guinness Stew
Beef and Guinness stew gets a vegetarian makeover in this recipe, using seitan instead of beef.

Vegan Irish Beer Bread
Easy to make and great for breakfast!

Beer Puffs Recipe
Beer Puffs Recipe. These flavorful puffs can be filled with crabmeat or whatever suits your fancy for a tasty appetizer.

Apple Beignets
Apple Beignets Recipe. Calvados-flavored deep-fried apples are coated in beer batter and topped with apricot sauce.

Bourbon Stout Yam Waffles
Bourbon Stout Yam Waffles

Beer Bread
Beer Bread

Beef in Beer and Onions Recipe
Beef in Beer and Onions Recipe. Beef is slowly braised with onions and dark beer to tender perfection. The onions will break down and combine with the beer to create a rich and flavorful natural gravy.

Batter-Dipped Fondue Meatballs Recipe
Batter-Dipped Fondue Meatballs Recipe. Dip meatballs in batter and cook in fondue pot of hot oil. Dipping sauce recipes included.

Beer Brats Recipe
Beer Brats (Bratwurst) Recipe. Popular at tailgate and Super Bowl parties, beer brats are good year-round. It's hard to believe you only need four simple ingredients to make this quick and tasty dish.

Braised Lamb Shanks with Sour Cream and Capers Recipe
Braised Lamb Shanks with Sour Cream and Capers Recipe. Sour cream and capers are added to braised lamb shanks for a piquant, smooth sauce.

Beer and Ginger Marinade
Beer and Ginger Marinade Recipe. Beer, ginger, garlic, olive oil, and orange peel are combined in a flavorful marinade for beef, especially flank steak.

Beef and Guinness Stew
Beef & Guinness Stew Recipe. The Guinness not only helps tenderize the meat, it also gives a rich malty flavor to this gusty stew.

Beef Stew with Newcastle and Dumplings
Beef Stew with Newcastle Brown Ale and Dumplings Recipe. Brown ale makes a robust gravy for beef stew with dumplings.

Brie in Puff Pastry with Vegetables and Ale Recipe
Brie in Puff Pastry with Vegetables and Ale Recipe. Brie rounds are topped with shallots, onions, and mushrooms sauteed in ale, then wrapped in puff pastry and baked.

Beer Batter Squid
Beer Batter Squid

Basic Beer-Can Chicken Recipe
Basic Beer-Can Chicken Recipe. This unique method is also called beer butt chicken.

Brisket Braised in Beer Recipe
Brisket Braised in Beer Recipe. Braising tenderizes beef brisket and makes a gravy full of vegetable beef flavor and enriched by beer.

Braised Oxtail with Carrots Recipe
Braised Oxtail with Carrots Recipe. The rich beef flavor of oxtails marries perfectly with the sweetness of carrots. Serve with buttered noodles, rice or mashed potatoes to take advantage of the natural pan gravy.

Flemish Beef and Beer Stew
Beer and beef come together for this rich and filling peasant stew.

Bread Machine Beer Crust Pizza
There's nothing better than pizza and beer, right? Try beer in your pizza crust. Here's the recipe for a bread machine.

Ultimate Pizza Toppings
The ultimate pizza toppings for the beer crust pizza. Great pizza toppings if you grow your own basil.

This site has lots of information about cooking with beer as well as many recipes.

The Historical Partnership of Beer and Chocolate
How the history of chocolate and beer makes them partners.

Beer Loves Chocolate
Think that putting beer and chocolate is sacrilege? Think again.

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