When we think of beer in this country, we generally think of a pint of bitter or lager, and yet there's a diversity of styles and flavours out there to enable a regular consumer never to repeat the same experience twice. What's more these beers are classics in their own right - lovingly created by people with a passion for flavour and a zest for life. It is no coincidence, or falsehood then, that beer is a natural accompaniment - and ingredient, to all manner of foods, particularly where the produce shares the same artisan values as the beer. This book is occasion based because cooking at home is more about the event - friends, family; a sense of fun, the circumstances that surround the eating experience - than fancy towers arranged on expensive plates all that matters is that every meal becomes an enjoyable, celebratory event, however simple and quick it is, Life's too short to have it any other way. With a major five figure Midas PR launch, its pre-launch is at the London Book Fair "Beer Bash". Richard Fox will be the next television cookery phenomenon.
Richard Fox is a TV chef and beer expert personality, and active supporter of the WRAP backed 'Love Food Hate Waste' campaign. He is the author of The Food and Beer Cookbook, which was published in 2006 and was winner of The British Guild of Beer Writers awards for Food and Beer writing. He has had his own cooking slot on BBC1 Regional Look North
and was a regular chef on BBC 2's Food Poker. He is a regular on The Food Channel's Market Kitchen, and launched the Love Food Hate Waste concept on this channel. Richard's expertise in the world of food and drink has made him a favourite personality for hosting gourmet events for Harvey Nichols and Fuller's brewery, as well as at the British Ambassador's residence in Paris in support of British export. He has spoken and demonstrated at The National Chef's Conference as well as at numerous corporate and private events around the world. He has appeared on UKTV Food, Saturday Cooks on ITV and The Good Food Show on BBC Radio 4, to name but a few.
Richard tours the UK performing cooking demonstrations on the subject of food waste and cooking with leftovers and everyday ingredients: armed with nothing more than a set of knives, a box of everyday cupboard ingredients and the contents of an everyman's fridge, he shows people how to convert past-it-looking produce into gastronomic masterpieces.
You can follow Richard's top tips and new recipes on his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RichardFoxCooks