Braising meat in beer is no secret method, but what about IPA-soaked watermelon skewers? Peach salsa and beer-battered avocado crostinis? Miso-stout-salmon spring rolls? Craft-beer expert Jacquelyn Dodd, also known as “The Beeroness,” uses beer in all 100 recipes in her latest, The Craft Beer Bites Cookbook. The small plates are perfect for parties and range from sliders to dips to desserts. Dodd explains how to pair beer with food, why you should cook with beer and includes a beer-term glossary. Her impressive food photography will get your mouth watering before you even crack open your first brew.
"The Craft Beer Bites Cookbook," by Jacquelyn Dodd, adamsmedia.com