TORONTO, ON – Toronto-based beer writer Stephen Beaumont has announced that his next book – his first solo book since 2001, his tenth in total including collaborations – is to be released next month.
The Beer & Food Companion is described by Beaumont as a “deeply personal book” with connections back to his earliest days as a drinks writer:
As far back as the early 1990s, I’ve been interested in the marriage of food and beverage. It was then I started partnering up beer and chocolate, beer and cheeses, beer and just about anything edible, and my experiments and experiences have continued more-or-less non-stop ever since. The Beer & Food Companion is the culmination of this minor obsession.
Publisher Jacqui Small Publishing describes it as follows:
The Beer & Food Companion is set to become a classic reference for anyone wishing to pair beer and food, to cook with beer or to discover the delights of both the traditional and modern art of the beer sommelier. Beer has been drunk with food for thousands of years yet only now is it being appreciated as the perfect companion to food. It is even better than wine for pairing with cheese, for example. Tracing the history of beer and food matching, this book educates your palate to recognise the characteristics of a flavoursome beer, with delicious recipes that allow you to cook, pair and appreciate your ale at a whole new level.
The Beer & Food Companion by Stephen Beaumont will be released on October 15th with a list price of CA$37.99/US$35.00/UK£25.00. It’s available for discounted pre-order now at Amazon.ca, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.