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Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.

Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."

Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."


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Lucy Saunders -

Thanks for noticing. I'd thought it was just my paranoia (humming CSNY).... but there's an interesting backstory to this, too. The book on the left was put together by the food editors and cookbook publishers at Sunset Magazine in California. A friend, Toni Allegra, told me that the publishers were working on a beer cookbook, but didn't tell me who the sponsor was. So, I sent the Sunset editors a copy of my Grilling with Beer cookbook and suggested they look at my website, beercook.com. So, they knew that I was working on the Best of American Beer and Food cookbook at the same time they were putting together the project for A-B.

My take is that it's always good to enlarge the category....and to have company on the bookshelf.

As for identifying the cookbook cover, remember that the Brewers Publications' cover features one of the top food groups: chocolate!

cheers, Lucy