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Do BAs like to cook?

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

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Do you like to cook?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    4.9%
  1. alysmith4

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    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

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

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    That is pretty ridiculous. Anyone who knows anything would be eating Crunchy Cheddar Jalepeno Cheetohs.
     
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    does the pope shit in the woods?
     
  5. mixed_master7

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    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.
     
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  6. deuce9259

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    Cook good food, eat good food. Make good beer, drink good beer.
     
  7. ThisWangsChung

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    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

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    Trained chef here, brewmaster in the works.
     
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  9. NoSignsOfPain

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    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

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

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    Do nachos count?
     
  15. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

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    Fuck yeah! Cooking is how I got me a wife.
     
  16. InVinoVeritas

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    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.
     
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    They're trying to decide that as we speak.
     
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    Do they put out brown smoke when they reach a decision?
     
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    Love good food but I'd rather have my gf cook than try myself.
     
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    My boyfriend and I couldn't finish it all-- ain't nobody got time for that! and we didn't wanna waste it. :p

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

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    dudes that love good beer love to cook bangin' ass food. it's science.
     
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    Sure do, first passion by far and still is.
     
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    :/ Stop being a wuss. Go cook something! It's very fun and rewarding!
     
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    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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    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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    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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    The only time I cook is when hunting (wild game is amazing fresh) although thats really grilling not cooking.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    Buzzkiller ^^^
     
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    These might be the best "chip" out there. Friggin' amazing!
     
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    Yup, i turned my love for cooking into a culinary career a few years ago in fact !
     
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    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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    But only the maple bourbon barrel aged version, of course.
     
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    I love to cook. I think that having a good knowledge of food helps when pairing food with beer (or wine or whatever)
     
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    I cooked once but it just got in the way of drinking.
     
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    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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    I acutually prefer cooking to wind down after a long day than a beer.
     
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    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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