This cookbook has recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts. The appetizers are ones we all know best like beer-cheese spread, fondue, beer-batter coated onion rings, or little meatballs in a barbecue-beer sauce. I love the bread chapter – beer dinner rolls, beer-mustard bread, Swedish rye-beer bread, and my favorite, beer croutons. The salads and sides chapters have a lot of bean recipes, along with beer-cheese sauce for vegetables, and a great recipe for potato pancakes. For main dish meals, there is of course, beef stew and chili; Wisconsin cheese soup, Welsh rarebit, beer-battered fish and chips, fried chicken, and pork recipes galore. The desserts are highly interesting – beer fudge, beer sorbet, beer cheesecake, peanut butter and beer cake, and a lemon meringue pie with 3 cups of beer in the filling!
No matter how you like your beer, this cookbook is filled with over 100 beer facts you can tell your friends after a few, beer history, and of course the recipes, many of which I will be trying this summer. My husband should get prepared for losing a few bottles here and there. Cheers.
(Here’s a hint for summer: It is said that a combination of beer and dish soap in an open pan will discourage wasps from forming nests in your backyard!)