David Ort, author of the popular blog Food with Legs, gives us with this book a lively and engaging introduction to craft beer as well as an across-the-board set of recipes that use craft beer as an ingredient, feature craft beer ingredients or provide the perfect compliment to your favourite beer.
Starters and snacks, noodles and rice, seafood and meat and poultry, even beer cocktails and sweets and desserts make an appearance (Oak-Aged Old-Ale Ice Cream, anyone?). Dishes such as Beer Fondue and Currywurst are new twists in the Traditional Beer Partners section. The Beer Pantry section has mouth-watering condiments: Pumpkin Ale Mustard and Wild Beer Vinegar, to name just two. Home brewing enthusiasts will find a sampling of recipes made from craft beer ingredients such as hops and barley. Most of the recipes also come with David's expert recommendation for a specific Canadian craft beer. Along with profiles of craft-beer makers across Canada, The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook is ideal for craft-beer experts as well as novices, and for anyone who delights in ramping up the taste of their favourite dishes with something different."