FOOD FUN: Drink Beer Like The Incas

Before there were grape presses, there were feet. In earlier times, wine grapes were crushed by people stomping on the grapes. You may have seen the I Love Lucy episode where Lucy takes a shot at it. Now, we take you even farther back, to the time of the ancient Incas, who lived in the…
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PRODUCTS: Foods For Valentine’s Day (Or Any Day), Part 1

This is the first of a two-part presentation of products we’ve recently tried. They can be part of the kitchen pantry or given as gifts. And, they can be given as gifts for Valentine’s Day, instead of chocolate and cupcakes. In alphabetical order, they are:     1. BLACK DIRT & CROWN MAPLE’S BOURBON Some…
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RECIPE: Bloody Beertail (Beer Cocktail)

The Bloody Beertail: Substitute beer for the vodka in a Bloody Mary (photo courtesy Pampered Chef).   January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day. But if you prefer beer to vodka, have a Bloody Beertail instead. It’s a sister beverage to Mexico’s michelada. Here’s more about beertails.     RECIPE: BLOODY BEERTAIL The cocktail is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pair Beer With Thanksgiving Dinner

[1] Beer goes great with turkey. This is an amusing optic from Joe Morette, a New Hampshire turkey farmer. Back in 1993, one of his birds accidentally knocked over a beer and started drinking it. Since then, Morette has been giving his turkeys beer which, he says, yields a more flavorful and juicy meat. Bonus:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pairing Beer With Pizza

The Craft Beer Association has applied its expertise to pizza pairing. Why not? Wine connoisseurs match the flavors of wines to dishes, to the nth degree (we know: we’re one of them!). Their chart below can be hard to read, so here’s our adaptation of the recommendations… …along with our recommendation for a tasting party…
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