By James Simpkins
Photographs by Brian Smestad
Foreword by Jean Van Roy
Introduction by Rob Tod
9.25 x 7.75 in; 168 pp, Hardcover
It will come as no surprise that Allagash Brewing Company’s artisan beers have gained a reputation for being high quality with a nuanced structural complexity and flavor, but they are also recognized for being uniquely suited to pairing with fine food. This seminal cookbook offers home chefs an unparalleled opportunity to work with recipes designed for ten of Allagash’s most celebrated creations. With award-winning dishes created for these beers over the years, chef James Simpkins has created a culinary tour of the United States, showing off the versatility and wide gastronomic range of each beer. Tantalizing imagery, created for Allagash: The Cookbook by noted photographer Brian Smestad, complements each selection and creates an unequaled visual ambience.
Whether eating fresh lobster near the brewery’s New England headquarters, crab cakes in the Carolinas, or a thin-crust vegetable-laden pizza in the West Coast style, readers everywhere will be able to experience in their own kitchens just how well these beers pair with the emblematic regional foods that make up our inimitable American cuisine.