Just in time for our visit to Mighty Axe Hops comes a fantastic looking cookbook from a club member. If you want to expand your cooking skills a bit, go check out Hedonistic Hops, a cookbook all about cooking with hops! This looks like a fantastic excuse to go buy more hops! You can pick up a copy of the book by supporting their kickstarter right now.
Here’s an excerpt from author Marie:
I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for my upcoming cookbook, “Hedonistic
Hops: The HopHead’s Guide to Kitchen Badassery”. It will be my 5th
“Hedonistic Hops” will be a lot of fun, filled with recipes that use
various varieties of hops in cooking. We have everything from side and
main dishes, to condiments, desserts, and (non-beer) beverages!
This cookbook is the first of its kind. Aside from a couple bloggers doing
the odd experiment with hops in food, cooking with hops isn’t really a
As someone with an alphabetically-arranged spice rack that now tops 80
pieces* , though… I’m always looking for new flavours, new combinations,
and new things to play with. Cooking should be fun, not a chore!
Much like salt or lemon juice can be added to dishes to perk them up, a
small amount of hops – used wisely, and with specific techniques to do so
in a balanced fashion – can really make a dish sing. This is especially
true when supporting ingredients are selected to kill the *bitter* of the
hops, allowing for the flavours and aromas of the hops to shine through.
Marie’s husband & MHBA club member Michael will be handling all the photography for the book.
Go check out the kickstarter project for Hedonistic Hops!