Guido Deboeck, great-grandson of a small traditional brewer from the Pajotteland, has taken his love of strong Belgian beers with him over the herring pond, where he is even helping to develop and promote a Belgian beer culture. He has laid down his extensive knowledge in a book ‘Un Beer Ably’, which translates as ‘a healthy pint’, with the subtitle ‘Delicious in Brussels; Potverdekke Da Smokt’.
After a history of beer-brewing and its evolution in Belgium in general, and in the Pajotteland in particular, the author turns his gaze to the “Belgian style Beers” in North America, and then concludes the book with a tasty section devoted to “Cooking with Beer”: recipes for soups, fish and meat dishes, and desserts, followed by addresses where all the wonderful food can be found. Who could resist ‘Mussels in Belgian strong beer’ or ‘Sole Fillets in Saffron Sauce with Trippel’?
The book, 288 pages thick, is an edition of DOKUS Publishing, 3850 North River Street, Arlington VA 22207;