3 days in, and we're ay 16% funded!
This cookbook is going to be a bit of a weird campaign to promote, because it's really the first of its kind. Aside from a couple bloggers doing the odd experiment with hops in food, cooking with hops isn't really a THING... YET!
As someone with an alphabetically-arranged spice rack that now tops 80 pieces* , though... I'm always looking for new flavours, new combinations, and new things to play with. Cooking should be fun, not a chore!
Much like salt or lemon juice can be added to dishes to perk them up, a small amount of hops - used wisely, and with specific techniques to do so in a balanced fashion - can really make a dish sing. This is especially true when supporting ingredients are selected to kill the *bitter* of the hops, allowing for the flavours and aromas of the hops to shine through.
We have a HUGE list of theoretical recipes we want to develop for the book, but are always open to suggestions. Are there any foods that YOU would like to see hopped up?
Check out this Hopped Pasta Primavera that we made and shot this past weekend:
So pretty, and SO tasty!
My husband and I are really excited to really get into the development of this book, but we're still a ways off from the goal. We appreciate all the help we can get, but financial and promotional, to see this campaign succeed! If you haven't already, please consider sharing the link with your friends, and cooking / home brewing groups you may belong to.
* Not counting the 22 varieties of hops I currently have in the freezer, for cooking with!