Friday, April 12, 2013

A Year in Food & Beer: Recipes and Beer Pairing for Every Season by Emily Baime & Darin Michaels

Book: A Year in Food & Beer: Recipes and Beer Pairing for Every Season
Author: Emily Baime & Darin Michaels
Narrator (if applicable):n/a

Release date (if applicable): May 16, 2013

Synopsis: The authors lay out differences in microbrewed beers and their flavors/colors. Recipes are given for getting the most out of each beer's uniqueness. Then, learn how to host a beer tasting party of your own!
My rating: 4.5 Stars
My opinion: Alright, I have to say that this was a pretty cool cookbook. I am familiar with wine pairings and so much is written on them, but not a whole lot on beer pairings or that all beers aren't Miller light or Budweiser. 

I am going to lay out in bullet points what I like and didn't like about this book:


  • Beer catagories are laid out beautifully with rich, detailed descriptions about color and taste
  • The authors give very clear instruction to the storing and serving of beers right down to the glassware.
  • For the most part the recipes were incredibly tasty looking
  • Gave step by step instructions for hosting a beer party
  • Recipes were not well laid out. Instead of using step by step instructions, the authors used paragraph format, which are more difficult to follow in a kitchen setting.
  • Photos looked amateurish for the book print quality
  • Because this book was so detailed and targeted towards an audience new to beer pairings, it would have helped to have photos of the beers and ingredients next to the descriptions rather than in inserts in the middle of the book.

Source: Netgalley for Altamira Press
Would I recommend? : Yes, I already have.
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand Alone

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