For Denver-based chef and “food lab” founder Jensen Cummings, fermenting isn’t a fad at all — it’s a new way of pairing drinks with his menu. Hence the Brewed Food trend, something Cummings has dubbed the next big restaurant trend.
It’s the most exciting thing happening in the world of beer and food today. Instead of simply pairing a certain finished beer with a finished dish, Colorado-based chef (but SoCal native!) Jensen Cummings actually prepares his dishes with many of the same techniques and ingredients that are used to make beer.
Denver chefs work to carve out a nationally celebrated culinary identity, they turn to beer — already our international calling card — for inspiration.
Because I was raised in Germany, this classic combination of pork and apples holds a special place for me. It has the truly timeless decadence of pork belly balanced by hints of natural apple sugars heightened with honey and gentle vinegar tartness in the brine. The use of malt extract and hop pellets (both of which can be found at your local homebrew store or online) brings a heightened level of synergy in beer pairing.
This week on Beer Sessions Radio, hosts Jimmy and Anne are joined in the studio by Andrew Gerson, Head of Culinary Programming at the Brooklyn Brewery, Jensen Cummings of the Brewed Food blog, and filmmaker Eric Schleyer.
For Episode 17 of the PorchCast we stopped by our sponsor First Draft Taproom & Kitchen to chat with owner Mark Slattery and Jensen Cummings of Brewed Food about his upcoming U.S. Tour…
’s one thing to start your day with a breakfast-flavored beer like coffee porter or oatmeal stout. It’s another thing to use that beer as an ingredient in your waffle batter or biscuit gravy. But it’s a whole other, next-level thing to actually brew your morning meal.
If you mix root beer and ice cream, you’re about to drink a delicious root beer float. If you mix beer and ice cream, you’re much smarter. Turns out, there are all kinds of incredible flavor combinations you can make using different beer styles and flavors of ice cream (or gelato or sorbet!).
Ordering a burger and then not getting a beer is like putting on a bathing suit and slapping a sweet zinc stripe across your nose and then staying inside all day — you’re missing a critical step.
In part one of our interview with Jensen Cummings, the chef tells us about his attempt to launch a Colorado movement by combining food and beer in a novel way.
An epic collaboration is taking shape between Brewed Food, White Labs and New Image Brewing Company. Brewed Food Chef Jensen Cummings and New Image Chef Darian Maclin have each created two unconventional dishes which showcase yeast and fermentation integrated into each plate. They are joined by New Image Brewer/Owner Brandon Capps and Erik Fowler, White Labs Education Coordinator dialing up unique pairings celebrating the microorganisms’ [yeast] flavor dynamics.
Food and wine go hand in hand. While perusing the wine aisle at the liquor store, you’ll think about what you’ll be having for dinner, and make your selection based on what would pair best…
Trader Joe’s isn’t just a place to buy boxed curry and frozen meat pies. It’s also a great spot to buy booze to go with them, and although the store’s famously cheap wine gets all the attention, there’s also a wide selection of private-label beer, most of which costs a buck or two a bottle.
RINO & DOWNTOWN — The SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at MSU Denver has partnered with Imbibe to offer a unique new way for visitors to explore Colorado’s craft beer scene…
Denver’s new-brewery scene continues at a quick boil, and there are several breweries-in-planning ramping up construction for 2015 openings…