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Cooking With Booze (and Even Putting Some in the Food)

I love cooking with alcoholic beverages. I sometimes put some in the food too. Beer, wine, brandy, whiskey and more, they’re all fair game for the cookpot. Especially if you’re trying to impress your date or significant other with something spectacular, like a flambé of a fancy dish. Take it from an expert, though: […]

If You’re Going Out Into the Snow, Take Your Beer Along (Lots of It)

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

A recent note in the Anchorage Daily News is a clarion call for all you Real Men who plan on spending any time in snowy climes this winter: Take your beer along! Clifton Vial of Nome found himself in a dangerous, almost certainly deadly, parlous […]

Gifts for the Beer Lover

Now here’s some Holiday ideas a Real Man can use! CNN’s Eatocracy recently posted a note about new gift guide. Kevin Diedrich is the bar manager at Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen in San Francisco. He offers five good options in the list:

Give the gift that gives all year: Sign them up for a […]

It’s That Time of Year Again: Texas RenFest Date Set…

After mind-altering, tough negotiations that lasted less than 30 seconds we now have set the date for our annual family outing to the Texas Renaissance Festival: We’re going on October 22. It’s a long day, starting before 5 A.M. and ending sometime short of midnight; at least it’s traditionally that. I do the driving […]

A Salmagundi of Savory Silliness

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

I’ve been storing up odd news bits that (allegedly) involve food. It’s time to share a few of the strange and unbelievable ones:

The convenient Russian myth that beer is a soft drink will end shortly, following the enactment of restrictions signed by President Dmitry Medvedev […]

Tomorrow is Arthur’s Day; Be Sure to Hoist One…

Nobody really knows Arthur Guinness’ birthday. He was born in a time when records were sketchy, and to common folk who may not have had anyone who could write available. He still grew up to be a “mover and shaker” in Ireland, and then on the larger world stage, by turning a bequest of £100 […]

Who Says Lutherans Don’t Know How to Party? Watch This…

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Arguably it’s about food; anyway, beer. Somebody had to drink all those bottles down to appropriate levels…

The Peacherine Rag (Lutheran Style)

See What Doz Fun-Luvin’ Luterans Do When Da Beer’s All Gone…

Enjoy the (Alternative Music) Heat!

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Follies Extra: A Multitude of Uses for Beer (Besides Drinking)

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

While we’re on the subject of beer, have you ever considered all the other uses for the magical brew besides mere consuming? I mean, not that that’s bad, of course. Still, something that can bring such happiness to folks far and wide just might have […]