Beer and food matching offers endless possibilities for creating a marriage of quality ingredients to create dishes that shout integrity, sustenance, elegance and wholesome flavour, from winter ales in soups or stews, sharp fruit beers for finishing off a fine dessert or roasting your best ever chicken on a beer can! Innovative chefs and traditional home cooks have long known that beer is brilliant in the kitchen, now they are starting to share their knowledge of ale as an ingredient, as a flavouring and as an accompaniment to food. All recipes are accessible, hearty and international in scope. With an emphasis on traditional, delicious dishes suitable for both entertaining and for domestic suppers, chapters include: Snacks, spreads and dips, Soups, Pasta and Risotto, Chicken and other Birds, Seafood, Meat Feasts, Spicy Foods, Bread and Cheese and Sweet Treats. From steak and ale pie to oysters and Guinness, this book has every classic recipe for using beer in the kitchen as well as some exciting new suggestions. Fiona Beckett's 101 exclusive recipes include classic beer and food matchings drawn from her extensive knowledge as an experienced food and drinks writer. Each recipe demonstrates the surprising versatility of real ale in the kitchen. Extensive advice on beer types, beer and food matching and specific beer dinner suggestions are interspersed with beautifully photographed recipes and personal know-how, creating the perfect book for those who love the fresh, hearty flavour that a dash (or two) of beer can bring to almost any dish, even desserts! With an open mind, a bottle opener and the spontaneous creativity that comes from discovering the exciting possibilities of marrying food with ale, this is an exciting book full of surprising flavours, ingenious food combinations and delightful discovery.