I got this cookbook thinking there would be a few recipes in it that my husband would enjoy, being that he, like most men, enjoys beer. I was wrong. This is a sloppy collection of recipes that are so simple and boring, it almost seems like an insult to the reader.
Each recipe is given a rating of E (easy), M (Medium), and H (hard) to give the reader an idea of the difficulty. It's a joke. It's GOT to be. Every recipe in this book is easy to make, even for someone who doesn't get in the kitchen very often. For instance, 'Mini Beer Dogs', which is just cocktail weenies rolled in biscuit dough with a mustard sauce, is rated as M. Really? Someone actually said "Well, this recipe can get a little tricky, people having to roll a cocktail weenie in biscuit dough then sticking it in the oven...let's rate it as 'Medium'"?!?
And the photos are hit-and-miss. Sometimes you'll get a beautiful picture of what the finished product is, other times, like for the 'German Noodle Salad', you get a SUPER close-up shot of the crumbled bacon on top of the dish (at least that's what I think it is. It looks more like French's Fried Onions, but since they're not in the recipe, I'm assuming it's crumbled bacon). Is it so hard to include a photo of each recipe? Well...it was rated an 'M', so maybe the cook just couldn't handle the difficulty level, and that's all the photographer was able to salvage from the meal...the bacon topping.
Overall, I say skip this, unless you're purchasing it as a joke gift for someone who really, REALLY loves their beer. If you try and give this to someone who knows anything at all about cooking, they'll probably be insulted.