Thursday, April 16, 2015

#VeggieDag Thursday. Beer and food pairing with Lucy Saunders.

VeggieDag Thursday
VeggieDag Thursday is an occasional Thursday post
on an animal-free diet and ecological issues.

Spring-like weather is here, it being spring and all that. Seemed like a long winter.

The bounty at farmers' markets is growing more bountiful. Here's a timely YouTube upload from Lucy Saunders, author of several beer-in-food cookbooks, including her most recent, Dinner In The Beer Garden.

Saunders likes her grilled meats and her barbeque (and has written about those in prior books) but it's fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes, herbs, and grains that are the stars of Dinner in the Beer Garden, which she has written for people who "love craft beer, who love cooking with fresh produce, and who love sharing meals in sociable garden spaces."

"Brewers are a lot like chefs," Saunders says, "in that they take ingredients and transform them." For the drinker and home-cook, "building bridges with beer and food" is pairing the flavors of beer ingredients and food ingredients, whether together in the recipe, or together at table (or in a beer garden).

  • To purchase Dinner in the Beer Garden, go to the bookstore of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA): here.
  • YFGF's review of Dinner in the Beer Garden: here.

  • Why the name VeggieDag Thursday? Here.
  • Read all VeggieDag posts: here. Follow on Twitter with hashtag: #VeggieDag.
  • Suggestions and submissions from chefs, writers, and home-cooks welcomed! Contact me here.

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