Posts tagged Beer
Braised Pork Shoulder

For this dish, I wanted a warm and lightly spiced, hearty winter meal. I settled on the flavor aspects of orange peel and chocolate for the highlight. I used a chocolate stout beer during the cooking process and then as a finishing touch, added a few blocks of dark chocolate to melt into the finished sauce.

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Beerfest In Germany

Let the games begin. With each stein of beer, we ordered a meal to share. I was bent on ordering a plate of pork knuckle and with the help of some pantomiming to a German stranger, I was able to figure out which dish to order from the foreign menu. The meat came with a side of sauerkraut and a large polenta ball, similar to mashed potatoes in flavor but more gelatinous in texture. Next came the roast chicken. All around us, people swayed and sang arm in arm to the oohm-pa-pa music while Rian and I gorged ourselves on the crispy skinned chicken, ripping it apart with our fingers.

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