Scotch Eggs

Though called a “Scotch” egg, it is purported by some to have originated at a London department store called Fortnum & Mason in the early 1700s. While it is likely that the store was responsible for the rise in popularity of the food, it also seems likely that the Scotch egg was an offshoot of…

Spicy Mexican Soup

Soups are an essential food in cultures around the world. In many of them, savory or spicy is the norm. And, of course, they’ve traditionally made use of ingredients that are locally available. That is certainly true of Mexican soups, like this one. In our increasingly interconnected world, soups have crossed borders and found homes…

Blue Cheese Bean Salad ブルーチーズ豆サラダ

Beer and cheese is a classic pairing. In recent years, food specialists have carefully considered which cheeses pair best with specific beer styles. We’ve even attended seminars on the topic at the Craft Brewers Conference in the U.S., one of the largest industry gatherings in the world. The pairing suggestions of these experts are based…

Spent Grain Burger 麦芽粕バーガー

The Monk’s Kettle is a neighborhood tavern in the Mission District of San Francisco serving a wide range of craft beer and gourmet pub fare. The craft beer menu is the engine of the restaurant (with 28 draft beers, 1 cask and around 150 bottle varieties) and seeks to exhibit the best representations of most/all…

Curried Oyster Po’ Boys

Ingredients 1 cups (8 fl oz) of shucked medium-sized oysters 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar 1 tsp curry powder 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cornmeal 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 egg 1/3 cup milk Oil Sandwich roll or baguette Butter Mayonnaise Cilantro (optional) Pickled daikon and carrot sticks (optional) Instructions 1. Drain oysters…