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Do BAs like to cook?

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by alysmith4, Mar 11, 2013.


Do you like to cook?

  1. Yes

    235 vote(s)
  2. No

    12 vote(s)
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  1. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    Seems like a random question, I know, but I've been curious. It would make sense that one with a defined palate (for beer) would also like good food. Opening up a bag of Doritos while enjoying a BCBS doesn't seem logical (not that I'm against it!), so I'm wondering how many BAs out there like to cook.
  2. gcamparone

    gcamparone Meyvn (1,387) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Thought this was a dumb question until I read your explanation and now I'm intrigued..
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  3. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    That is pretty ridiculous. Anyone who knows anything would be eating Crunchy Cheddar Jalepeno Cheetohs.
    GA_SIPPER, CKYnick01, Cee-Poe and 5 others like this.
  4. LopeJuice

    LopeJuice Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2012 New York

    does the pope shit in the woods?
  5. mixed_master7

    mixed_master7 Initiate (0) May 16, 2012 Florida

    Yes, but I'm not about to cook a whole gourmet 4 course meal just because I want to open a good beer...I'm much more inclined to just order-out.
    jmccraney and alysmith4 like this.
  6. deuce9259

    deuce9259 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2011 Ohio
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    Cook good food, eat good food. Make good beer, drink good beer.
  7. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Poo-Bah (2,674) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    Problem is, even though I can cook quite well, my palate tastes are VERY specific. e.g. I make 75% of everything I eat ridiculously spicy.

    If anything, drinking beer has taught me to appreciate general flavor subtleties better.
  8. APreacher

    APreacher Initiate (121) Jun 6, 2012 California
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    Trained chef here, brewmaster in the works.
    aoampm, Kenzie, franklinn and 2 others like this.
  9. NoSignsOfPain

    NoSignsOfPain Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 California

    Nope, nope, nope, you're doing it all wrong! Hot Cheeto Puffs.

    I usually bake with my leftover beer. I made awesome homemade brownies topped with ganache with my leftover Abraxas.
  10. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,239) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Haha skillet is warming right now for some of my famous beer batter chicken strips. Today's will be done with Captain Lawrence IPA. Sipping a Founders Breakfast stout as I wait for the batter to set. I'm actually a better baker than chef, but I do all right on the stove top too. Raising two hungry boys will do that.
  11. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    This sounds crazy...didnt someone around here make brownies with Rare or Vanilla (or perhaps something equally crazy)?

    My fiancee and I are both really into cooking...I'm always researching different ways to use beer as well. Looking forward to the warm weather so I can fire up the grill for beer brats and whatnot.
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  12. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Aspirant (245) Jul 12, 2012 California

    Cook all the time and too much. mushroom/asparagus risotto this weekend on the side of a beef/veal livers potato onions mushroom main.
    BeerKangaroo and alysmith4 like this.
  13. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Initiate (0) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    I do not think there is any direct correlation between BAs and cooking. There will definitely be a fair amount that do but I do not believe the percentage is any higher than any other segment of the population.

    I know plenty of people in the restaurant industry that drink "lesser" beer all the time. The preference for better food does not always lead to better booze and vice versa.
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  14. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Do nachos count?
  15. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (275) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
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    Fuck yeah! Cooking is how I got me a wife.
  16. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Zealot (567) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    HELL YES!!! If I had greater confidence in my ability to be successful, I'll love nothing more than to open a gastropub. For now, I'm an engineer, but maybe in time that'll change.
    judkinst and alysmith4 like this.
  17. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    They're trying to decide that as we speak.
  18. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (275) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
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    Do they put out brown smoke when they reach a decision?
  19. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    Love good food but I'd rather have my gf cook than try myself.
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  20. NoSignsOfPain

    NoSignsOfPain Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 California

    My boyfriend and I couldn't finish it all-- ain't nobody got time for that! and we didn't wanna waste it. :stuck_out_tongue:

    He uses IPAs and stouts for his bbq sauces.
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  21. Joesnow

    Joesnow Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 North Carolina

    dudes that love good beer love to cook bangin' ass food. it's science.
  22. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,222) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
    Supporter Subscriber

    Sure do, first passion by far and still is.
  23. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    :/ Stop being a wuss. Go cook something! It's very fun and rewarding!
  24. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Good food is what got me into good beer. I started off just liking to eat, but then cooking became an obsession. Additionally, making as many things from scratch as I can became an obsession. I now make homemade pasta, mozzarella, sausage, salami, tomato sauce (from raw tomatoes), and an array of other things. This lead me to homebrewing. Home brewing lead me to craft beer. Before that I was a Long Trail Ale, SNPA guy exclusively. I just got into homebrewing because I like being able to make the things I enjoy eating.
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  25. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    Absolutely love to cook. And pairing beer with food is a lot of fun for me. I pick up In and Out Burger or Chik-fil-a occasionally but other than that, I hate ordering out.
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  26. GabrielM

    GabrielM Aspirant (259) Jun 22, 2010 New Mexico
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    I love cooking and make dinner for my wife and I 4 or 5 nights a week (the other nights we go out or cook together). I think food and beer/wine go hand in hand and definitely enhance each other. Tonight I'm making angel hair pasta with shrimp scampi and a white wine sauce, served with a white Bordeaux. However, beer is equally good with food, such as cheese (try Chimay's stuff, it's outstanding!), and hot Thai curry with cold IPAs (perhaps my favorite beer/food combo).
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  27. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    The only time I cook is when hunting (wild game is amazing fresh) although thats really grilling not cooking.
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  28. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    do I like to cook?! I made breakfast stout chili plus a chocolate breakfast stout cake with breakfast stout genache for my family for MY birthday lol.
    [​IMG][/IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] no cake pics sorry.
  29. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Illinois

    I love to cook, but don't cook or eat a proper meal when I drink beer. Corn chips and hummus is as good as it gets when I'm enjoying a few beers.

    Beer is food. Food is beer. Any questions?
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  30. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Illinois

    Buzzkiller ^^^
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  31. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Initiate (186) Dec 10, 2006 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    These might be the best "chip" out there. Friggin' amazing!
  32. animal69

    animal69 Savant (947) Sep 21, 2007 Louisiana

    Yup, i turned my love for cooking into a culinary career a few years ago in fact !
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  33. frazbri

    frazbri Crusader (733) Oct 29, 2003 Ohio

    I know there are people foodies that don't fret about beer and beer drinkers that don't give a lot of thought to food, but I do believe there is some connection. There is a reason Whole Foods and other upscale grocers have better beer selections than the Wal-mart Super Center. People who care more about flavorful food are going to care more about the flavors in the beer they drink.

    *yes, I understand there are socio-economic factors, too
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  34. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (469) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    But only the maple bourbon barrel aged version, of course.
  35. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    I love to cook. I think that having a good knowledge of food helps when pairing food with beer (or wine or whatever)
    Pinioned, jRocco2021 and alysmith4 like this.
  36. SaisonDeath

    SaisonDeath Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2012

    I cooked once but it just got in the way of drinking.
    SpunkyHopslammer and BlackDragon like this.
  37. godlessape

    godlessape Disciple (382) Dec 12, 2010 Georgia

    Yes. I love cooking spicy food to go with my brew's. Gumbo, Mexican, Italian, BBQ, and I make some damn good Buffalo wings.
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  38. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    I acutually prefer cooking to wind down after a long day than a beer.
  39. stakem

    stakem Poo-Bah (4,964) Feb 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    It put a smile on my face that I am reading this topic on my phone while cooking what is going to be my breakfast for the rest of the week: cream chipped beef (only its not beef, its venison.)

    For supper this evening we had shrimp cooked in my home brew berliner weisse. I havent read much into it but if the word isnt out yet on how awesome shrimp is when cooked in berliner, people need to know.
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