beer & food
An American History








--- Jim Koch, Founder of
The Boston  Beer Company,
Brewer of Samuel Adams

After penning an article for the Chicago
Tribune
’s Good Eating section in 2003 titled “The
Lightening of American Beer,” author and beer
history expert Bob Skilnik wondered if—having
chronicled the differences between today’s beers
and those of the generations before us—could he
shed some light on beer’s historical use in
American food or as an accompaniment.

The result is his sixth book, featuring over 90 beer-
related recipes and a fascinating, mouth-watering
account of the birth and rise of our nation’s
brewing industry and its lasting influence on
American cuisine.

As the last chapter of
Beer & Food: An American
History
comes to a close, the culinary-loving, beer-
drinking enthusiast will have a unique
understanding of the history of American beer and
food, and why a simple grilled Wisconsin
bratwurst soaked in an American pilsner can be
just as tasty as the pairing of an overpriced
imported cheese with a questionable European
beer.

Combining American beers and foods is a unique
art, tempered with hundreds of years of rich
history and often the vision of determined artisans.
A glimpse of their efforts can be seen in the old
and new food recipes that use beer as a great
tasting ingredient...just waiting inside
Beer & Food
for you to enjoy!

       READ THE PREFACE FOR
BEER & FOOD: AN AMERICAN HISTORY





















"There's no such thing as a free lunch."

Follow The Myth Of Plymouth Rock,
Thanksgiving & Beer


*  Pt. 1  Plymouth Rock & Beer  

*  Pt. 2  First Thanksgiving  

* Pt. 3  Repeal Beer Propaganda
Cartoons











“[Ben] Franklin is widely
quoted as saying: ‘Beer is proof
that God loves us and wants us
to be happy.'”


--  Association of Brewers

Unfortunately, the AB is wrong, as
are scores of writers who misquote
the fact that old Ben was actually
speaking of wine.


READ MORE ABOUT POPULAR BEER
HISTORY FALLACIES, INCLUDING THE
FRANKLIN BEER QUOTE MYTH
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"Bob Skilnik's Beer & Food is a tasty history,
from beer soup to Beer Nuts, with pickled pigs'
feet in between."


--- Don Russell, a/k/a, Joe Sixpack, beer
reporter, Philadelphia Daily News

"Author Bob Skilnik offers an academic and
enjoyable read about the role of beer in the
American kitchen, from colonial days through
the 21st century, drawn from old cookbooks and
brewing histories. BEER & FOOD: An
American History offers 'receipts' of the period
as well as contemporary craft brewers' own
recipes for a book that's half history, half
cookbook. It merits a pint of your favorite ale by
your side so you may sip and browse
throughout!"


--- Lucy Saunders, editor, beercook.com and
author, GRILLING WITH BEER

"Beer & Food proves once again that beer has
always held a place of prominence at the dinner
table."


--- Jay R. Brooks, Brookston Beer Bulletin

"With restaurant & beverage critics
increasingly focused on the emerging beer &
food pairing scene, this timely book puts the
evolution of this under appreciated area of
culinary arts into a historic perspective. Kudos
to Bob Skilnik for creating this absorbing and
informative resource."


--- Keith Lemcke, Vice-President Siebel
Institute of Technology, World Brewing
Academy


"In his smart and engaging history of beer and
its relationship to food, Bob Skilnik
demonstrates that the today's trend isn't the
first time Americans "discovered" the joys of
good beer with good food."


--- Bryce Eddings, Beer.About.com


"The first book that gives a historical look at
why beer and food are truly partners in today's
kitchens."


--- John R. Hall, President, Goose Island
Beer Company

"History   flows   forward   in   rivers   of   beer."
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