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Pork belly braised in beer, with Cajun spices

Pork belly braised in beer, with Cajun spices

It's good to plan ahead, and it's even better to have something substantial sitting in the fridge ready to go for those 'look, it's been a long day, can't really be bothered cooking anything at all' kind of nights, of which, in December there are oh-so-many. It's a busy time of year, and I feel [...]

Food & drink

The Beer & Food Companion, by Stephen Beaumont

The Beer & Food Companion, by Stephen Beaumont

When a group of diners sit down at the table after having enjoyed a range of pre-dinner drinks - a martini here and a glass of chablis or a pilsner there - the answer to the question about what to drink with the meal is, usually, wine. ...and there's nothing wrong with that, but there [...]

Books

Einstök White Ale, Toasted Porter, and Pale Ale

Einstok Brewery’s Toasted Porter, White Ale and Pale Ale

The biggest ingredient in beer is water, so it makes sense that the particular type of water that the brewer uses is going to have a distinct effect on the finished drink. In that sense, Einstök would seem to have a slight advantage, with their brewery perched on the northern shores of Iceland, in a fishing [...]

Food & drink

Great Yorkshire Beer, by Leigh Linley

Great Yorkshire Beer, by Leigh Linley

The past few years have seen an explosion in craft brewing in Yorkshire, with small breweries popping up everywhere, producing a wide range of styles of beer, beer of real character and quality. This revolution in brewing has left Yorkshire with 123 breweries, but without its biggest, most iconic brewery, after Carlsberg pulled the plug [...]

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