Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cooking With Beer - Food Bloggers' Potluck, Part IV

Austin food bloggers gathered once again for our bi-monthly potluck - and this time, the theme was cooking with beer.

Would that make this a bockluck?

Our friends at 512 Brewing Company very generously offered up their space for the gathering - and also furnished us with a nice selection of their own great brews on tap to help us wash down the beerlicious bites made by the bloggers.


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Mmmm. Beer.

I really think this was one of the best food blogger potlucks I can remember. Everything I tasted was outstanding - there are so many wonderful ways to use beer in cooking!

Here are just a few of the delicious dishes that were brought (I'll post separately with the recipe for my dish, a shrimp parmesan risotto):

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Fantastic Octoberfest Pizza - topped with German sausage and cabbage braised in Shiner Black. By Kristi Willis of Austin Farm to Table.

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Highly addictive avocado fried in an Ichiban-tempura batter, served with a sriracha-mayo sauce.
By Peter of The Tasting Buds.

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Wonderful Carne Guisada made with Negro Modelo Dark by Carla of Austin Urban Gardens.

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Texas Rarebit (toast points with a chipotle cheddar cheese sauce made with Sierra Nevada Stout) by Catilin of Two Sisters Two Suppers.

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Roasted Apple/Fennel Skewers with Gorgonzola Sauce by Alisha of Kula Catering (there's porter in here somewhere, but I neglected to ask where).

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Another Kula Catering creation - Beer Bread with Gorgonzola Sauce.

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Beautiful little beer bread mini pizzas with goat cheese and caramelized onions,
made by Teddy of Fun With Your Food.

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Lest you think we don't eat anything healthy - Cole Slaw with a Budweiser-based dressing, an offering by Diann of Eat'n Veg'n.

Lest you think we eat too healthy - some lageriffic desserts:

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Beer Pretzel Cashew Caramels, created by Lisa of Lisa Is Cooking.

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Ridiculously moist Real Ale Mini Cakes with Brown Sugar Cream, by Rachel of The Friendly Kitchen.

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The leading edge of a beautiful pumpkin ale cheesecake, courtesy of Jennie a/k/a MisoHungry.

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Utterly scrumptious homemade "punkin" ice cream made with Dogfish Punkin Ale by Stephanie, the Cosmic Cowgirl.

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And last, but certainly not least, a fan-freakin'-tastic "beeramisu" made with Great Divide Brewing Company Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti by Cecelia of Soil to Supper.

If you're not drooling yet, I highly recommend that you take two beers and look again.*

The food bloggers' bockluck - it's good for what ales you.

*(A few more photos from the bockluck can be found here).

6 comments:

  1. Everything looks delicious all over again! It was another great potluck.

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  2. Good God. Reason 6,321 why I need to move to Austin.

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  3. Your pics came out fantastic! I completely forgot to take pics this time... Whoops- bad blogger, Teddy. :) great event.

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  4. You Austin food bloggers are amazing.

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  5. I am SO sad to have missed this potluck. I was out of town and it looks like it was an unbelievably above and beyond feast! Thank you for sharing.

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