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The Ultimate Beer Lover's Cookbook: More Than 400 Recipes Hardcover – May 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Cumberland House (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581826516
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581826517
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #908,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Schlimm is a member of one of the oldest brewing families in the United States, beginning with his great-great-grandfather Peter Straub. A writer, educator, and artist, Schlimm is the author of several books, including The Straub Beer Cookbook and The Straub Beer Party Drinks Handbook. His website is www.johnschlimm.com.

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A member of one of the oldest and most historic brewing families in the U.S. (Straub Brewery) and named one of the "Vegan Men We Love" by VegNews magazine, John is an activist, educator, artist, and international award-winning author of such books as The Ultimate Beer Lover's Happy Hour (coming August 2014), The Cheesy Vegan, Stand Up!: 75 Young Activists Who Rock the World, And How You Can, Too!, Grilling Vegan Style, and The Tipsy Vegan. The son of a former butcher and meat-processing business owner, John came out on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a pro-meatless, pro-vegetable loving kind of foodie, expressing the sentiment that "no living being, human or animal, should ever go through this life unloved" to Ellen's millions of viewers.

John's cookbooks and appearances have been critically acclaimed and heralded by the vegan and mainstream media and readers alike, including The New York Times, NPR's The Splendid Table, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food, U.S. News & World Report, QVC, his appearance on Ellen, and two cross country book tours with Caesars Entertainment, as well as his groundbreaking Commencement Address to the Class of 2012 and his 2013 keynote address on compassion on Capitol Hill. John has a Master's in Education from Harvard University, and has authored 16 books; the most recent four cookbooks, written since his transition to vegan, carry this dedication: To All the Animals ~ So you know that you have not passed this way unloved.

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To view John's Commencement Address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHbnzkS0PxY

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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By The Bee Bee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book seems to be little more than a collection of newspaper recipes that only peripherally include "beer" as an ingredient. You could just as easily substitute "chicken stock" or "yellow water" and achieve the same results--an indication of the lack of effort that went into the writing of this cookbook.

Truly galling for anybody who knows anything about beer (beyond Bud, Miller, and Coors) is that there is not even the slightest effort to differentiate between styles, and anybody who knows the slightest about beer and cooking will tell you adding a pale ale to a recipe will yield wildly different results than a stout, Belgian ale, or porter.

Simply put, this book is an insult to beer advocates as well as serious cooks.

[And don't get me started on the "comprehensive collection of recipes for mixed drinks, chuggers, shots, chasers, party punches, milkshakes, and flaming drinks -- all made with beer." What an absolute travesty.]

Ignore the five-star reviews from friends and family members, publisher's shills, and reviewers who got a free book. Poor editing, chintzy production values (no photos or illustrations to speak of), and some really dubious printing quality all suggest this book was done on the cheap to exploit beer connoisseurs' desire for a decent cooking-with-beer title. Trust me, this isn't one of them.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Kate on August 4, 2009
Format: Hardcover
As "fair deal guy BB" stated in another review, this book does not do justice to anyone who enjoys cooking, enjoys beer, and would like to be able to enhance food with beer and vice versa. I really thought that beer was beyond this - many chefs at fine restaurants have started taking beer more seriously and have given it the same considerations in their dishes and for pairing as they do wine. Mr. Schlimm is obviously not a fan of this level of appreciation of beer. The recipes include beer as an after thought, with no thought put into which style would work best with each dish. A couple of recipes indicate "light beer", but everything else is just "beer". At least the most basic recipes including wine indicate "white" or "red". Couldn't these recipes have been tested and given to us with an "ale" or "lager" determination?

In a nutshell, nearly 1/2 of these recipes involve beer only to batter and fry. Who needs a cookbook for that? Most of the remaining recipes have simply swapped beer with another liquid, such as water or broth. Nothing here screams original or makes me think that I must try it now.
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Great Recipe book for the beer lover friends you have. The guy I gave it to loved it and tried several of the recipes over the first three days he had it.
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By Katie LaBrie on January 11, 2013
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Torn cover page... Thought there might be some pictures inside too but there were not. Other than that the recepies looked good.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carol Engan Borrelli (author) on February 13, 2013
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Very good book, great gift for anyone who loves cookbooks. There's some great sauces and lots of interesting recipes. It's a great read for a Sunday afternoon!
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By Dori A. Bruty on August 23, 2014
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Awesome book... great condition
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. B. Flynn on January 8, 2013
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Purchased this for my husband as a gift and he loved it. He and my sons are into Home brewing and so we have beer in the house all the time. They have really enjoyed combining their love of cooking with their hobby of brewing.
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