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Think Hops are just for beer? Think again! This fun cookbook will show you all KINDS of tasty food & beverages you can make with hops.
Think Hops are just for beer? Think again! This fun cookbook will show you all KINDS of tasty food & beverages you can make with hops.
Order your copy at www.hedonistichops.com!
Think Hops are just for beer? Think again! This fun cookbook will show you all KINDS of tasty food & beverages you can make with hops. Order your copy at www.hedonistichops.com!
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Hedonistic Hops: The HopHead's Guide to Kitchen Badassery

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Hops are prized for their ability to impart varied, complex flavours to beer... but did you know they can also be used culinarily?

As a recipe developer / cookbook author married to an enthusiastic hophead, Marie Porter has created several amazing recipes featuring the bitter flower. These recipes have been wildly popular not only with her friends and family, but on her food & lifestyle blog, Celebration Generation. Now, with your help, Marie is ready to develop an entire cookbook of hop recipes - the first of its kind!

Hoppy IPA Pickles. Easy to make, better AND cheaper than what you can buy in stores!
Hoppy IPA Pickles. Easy to make, better AND cheaper than what you can buy in stores!

While hops may seem like a bizarre or exotic item to cook with, they’re really not that different from any other herb or spice in your arsenal... you just have to know what to do with them!  

From condiments, sides, and main dishes, to beverages and desserts, Porter creates delicious recipes utilizing hops of various flavour profiles - playing up their unique characteristics - to create recipes full of complex flavour.  Creating the recipes from the ground up ensures that flavours are balanced, and NOT exceptionally bitter.

Hoppy Dark Chocolate Truffles - one of the first hop recipes Marie created, about 5 years ago!  There will be an entire chapter on desserts, including the macarons you see at the beginning of this page!
Hoppy Dark Chocolate Truffles - one of the first hop recipes Marie created, about 5 years ago! There will be an entire chapter on desserts, including the macarons you see at the beginning of this page!

Even those who are not fans of beer will love the unique flavours that various types of hops can bring to their plate. Floral, earthy, peppery, citrusy... Cooking with hops is a great way to expand your seasoning horizon!

“Hedonistic Hops” will include information on growing and harvesting fresh hops at home. The shoots and leaves are not only edible, but VERY tasty, and there will be recipes for them in the book!

Mediterranean inspired cheese stuffed grilled hop leaves. They're filled with goat and feta cheeses, kalamata olives, a little chopped pepperoncini, and fresh herbs.   Spoiler:  Hop leaves taste even better than grape leaves!
Mediterranean inspired cheese stuffed grilled hop leaves. They're filled with goat and feta cheeses, kalamata olives, a little chopped pepperoncini, and fresh herbs. Spoiler: Hop leaves taste even better than grape leaves!

In addition to fresh hop flowers, there will be information on how to work with the various forms of commercially available hop flowers - Fresh, dried, pellets, etc. There will be details about the various flavour profiles, and substitution suggestions.

Hoppy Citrus IPA Glazed Wings.. with a little jalapeno kick. SO good!
Hoppy Citrus IPA Glazed Wings.. with a little jalapeno kick. SO good!

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"Creating a fun book with delicious recipes that are easy to cook / bake was part of the premise behind my first crowd funded cookbook, "Beyond-Flour: A Fresh Approach to Gluten-Free Cooking and Baking". It successfully funded, was successfully published (on time!), and has been receiving rave reviews. Let’s make some magic happen again!"

- Marie Porter

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Marie's Hopped Up BBQ Sauce is fabulous on almost anything... but is particularly stellar on grilled shrimp - to die for!
Marie's Hopped Up BBQ Sauce is fabulous on almost anything... but is particularly stellar on grilled shrimp - to die for!

Hedonistic Hops: The HopHead’s Guide to Kitchen Badassery will include at least 50 recipes, and feature gorgeous full colour photography for each recipe. Measurements are provided in both US and metric units.

If funded, we are aiming for an official release date in early August, 2016, with an EARLY shipping date for Kickstarter backers in June, 2016.  

The book will be distributed through Ingram, and we already have several homebrew shops wanting to carry it once released.

What People Have Been Saying About Our FIRST Kickstarter project, "Beyond Flour: A Fresh Approach to Gluten-Free Cooking & Baking":

"I really like the personal comments you put with the recipes. Makes me feel kind of like we met somewhere and started talking recipes :oD. I'll leave a review on Amazon after we try a few - THANK YOU!" - C. Burch

"Flipping through the book I saw a recipe for toaster pastries and that was the first thing I made. I did it just for fun. But when I bit into it, after not having one for over a decade, I started crying. I can't even express what a gift Marie has given me. All these things I had written off - like ravioli and biscuits and pita bread - I have it all back now. And the taste and texture and AFTER TASTE are perfect. Not pretty good or not too bad ... dead on." = C Schulz

"I've been thumbing through gluten free cookbooks for over a year trying to find one that really tries to convey an understanding of the base ingredients rather than always starting with "gluten free flour mix". As an aspie myself, it shouldn't surprise me that your book is just what I was looking for." - R. Ray

"I saw this on the kickstarter and have been madly drooling for it to arrive for a long time. And then I started making things out of it. OMFG! Buy this book. Make her write more. You'll thank me for it." - Amazon User

For more reviews of "Beyond Flour", head on over to Amazon to read some reviews, HERE.

Excited for the cookbook? Great!

Be sure to subscribe to our Celebration Generation Blog, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus for recipes (some gluten-free, some not), updates, general geeking out, and the odd rant :)

Initial mockup of the cover. As recipes are developed and photographed, we may swap some of the photos out. Book size and cover design are consistent with Spirited Baker, Evil Cake Overlord, and Beyond Flour - a series!
Initial mockup of the cover. As recipes are developed and photographed, we may swap some of the photos out. Book size and cover design are consistent with Spirited Baker, Evil Cake Overlord, and Beyond Flour - a series!

Risks and challenges

As a seasoned recipe developer/author/publisher, most potential risks are things that I've worked out, long ago.

Several of the base recipes for this book have already been perfected. I have a photographer, publisher, and distribution in place already, along with my 11 other titles. This is a well oiled machine, at this point!

As far as Kickstarter-specific risks go, this is my third project. The first funded successfully, and I delivered the books ~2 weeks EARLIER than my projected deadline. It's been well received, too!

(The second project was well on its way to funding, when I had to cancel it due to circumstances beyond my control. Expect to see that project back up in the near future!)

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