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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Grilled Cheese & Beer Book Review and Giveaway

I recently had the chance to check out the recipe book Grilled Cheese & Beer, and you can, too, if you win the copy offered below. A whole book with different recipes for grilled cheese. The best part of the book, though, isn't the recipes. Instead, it is the pairings of different grilled cheese sandwiches with all kinds of beers. You don't have to go with the specific beer they suggest, but instead can find a different one with similar characteristics.

Here's a recipe book where nearly every recipe has the same instructions. The ingredients are different for the fifty-ish recipes, but you're greasing one side of the bread, putting cheese on the other, and letting it melt in a pan. Sometimes you throw in a protein or a veg. You might change the type of bread but otherwise the recipes are pretty much alike.

Each recipe utilizes a pun in its name. Apparently, the authors came up with the puns first than worked backwards to figure out what to put in the sandwiches. The beer pairings involved lots of taste testing. But, if you're relatively new to the beer arena, then an early chapter describing the difference between a wheat beer, a lager, and an IPA, among others will prove helpful. A similar chapter exists for the different cheeses, too.
Some of the punny names......
  • Black and Blue - pumpernickel bread with bacon and American cheese, with a touch of blue cheese and paired with a fruit beer, like Magic Hat's #9.
  • Dragon Ball Cheese - pita, soba noodles, roasted pork, queso fresco, carrot, and Sriracha and paired with something refreshing like Sapporo
  • Hogs and Holes - rye, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, and pickle spear and paired with a dark lager like Flying Dog's K-9 Winter Ale.
The book would make a great gift for Father's Day or for someone who newly turned twenty-one. Publisher Hatherleigh has some other book ideas for Father's Day, too.) Along with the book, I would try to find a mixed six-pack of beers to get them started or perhaps just sign them up for the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club and get $25 off a prepaid 12 shipment order through 6/18, enough to pay for the book.

A challenge to consider with the book. One grilled cheese/beer combo a week for a whole year....

And... now the giveaway. We're giving away a copy of the book Grilled Cheese & Beer. The giveaway is open through 11:59 pm EST on 6/30/18 to US residents who are 18+. See Giveaway Rules for additional rule details. Good luck.

Grilled Cheese and Beer Recipe Book Giveaway
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information.

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  1. I would like The Art Lover's Quotation Book.

  2. Grilled Gruyere and Artichoke on Pumpernickel. Delish!

  3. Roast beef, bacon and provolone...I love this!!

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  5. I love one made with any kind of sharp cheese. I would love a chance to win any of the books in the Green Living series.

  6. I would love to check out another book.... Reverse Thyroid Diseases Naturally. This would be a fabulous read as I do have some issues with my thyroid and would love to find natural solutions to fix it.

  7. I would also love to see "Cooking Across America: Country Comfort" in a giveaway.