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The Last {CollaBREWation} Supper

The Last {CollaBREWation} Supper

It’s a bittersweet day in the LBLF world. The time has come for my dear friend and chef collaBREWator, Dan Higgins (and his lovely lady), to move to Portland, Oregon. Cue sad trombone. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from Dan and can say that without […]

Biryani Rice & Fiery Onion Relish {Chef CollaBREWation #5}

Biryani Rice & Fiery Onion Relish {Chef CollaBREWation #5}

This rice recipe is so flavorful and easy it may become a staple at your house. It has at mine. If you’re just tuning into Love Beer, Love Food – welcome! Let’s get you up to speed. This post is one of a series I’m calling […]

Authentic Lamb Curry {Chef CollaBREWation #3}

Authentic Lamb Curry {Chef CollaBREWation #3}

As you know already, Dan, our chef collaBREWator has worked at some pretty fantastic restaurants, including Straights of Malacca, a Malaysian fine dining restaurant. One of his absolute favorite dishes to make and eat is this ridiculously tasty, authentic curry. “A sure thing on my future restaurant menu,” he exclaims with aplomb.

His take on the dish is spicy, complex and oh so delicious. Filled with fresh lemongrass, ginger, curry leavesturmeric and Galangal, this beautiful red curry is not just delicious, but truly legit. It sounds a little scary, but these authentic ingredients can be found. Locally to me in Cincinnati, I was able to find all of these (except the curry leaves) at Jungle Jim’s. You can also try an Asian market or specialty store for all plus the curry leaves, or you can try and order them online.

Chef Dan Higgins
Chef Dan Higgins enjoying a 21st Amendment Lower DeBoom Barleywine

After trying the dish myself, I assure you that if I ever fulfill my own lifelong dream of owning a brewpub (girls can dream), I wholeheartedly agree that it would have a spot on the menu. (more…)

Irish Whiskey Crème Brûlée {Chef CollaBREWation #1}

Irish Whiskey Crème Brûlée {Chef CollaBREWation #1}

I have the most exciting news for you, my beer and food loving friend! Over the next few months, my good friend and mentor Chef Dan Higgins and I will be collaBREWating on some absolutely amazing recipes. Basically, he’ll teach, we’ll cook, and I’ll write […]