As we embark on the start of our second year, we thought it would be fun to look back on the first year of Cooking and Beer and revamp the site a bit. Well, as you can tell, it has been changed quite a lot. So, today, I (Zach that is) will walk you …

  Do not be afraid of this dish. I went with an Italian title because it just seemed fitting (and it is not too long ago that I could actually converse in Italian). The name just flows and sounds very elegant but in fact the dish is designed to be somewhat rustic and untraditional. The …

When I think of tacos, I think of something that just melts in your mouth and makes a huge mess. My Dad used to always say, “The messier the better”. This statement seems to hold for tacos all the time. Hence, I bring to you the ultimate pork taco packed with three different sauces just …

While Justine is out of town, we figured it would be a good idea to do a few posts contributed by me. I have decided to call this series of posts “The Zach and Cilantro Saga”. As you may already have guessed, these posts will most likely be something sweet and/or something fried because honestly, …

We recently purchased a blender (finally) and so making vinaigrettes has become a hobby of ours. However, vinaigrettes do not have to just be used to top salads. They actually make very good marinades. So, instead of just topping our pizza with boring old grilled chicken, we marinate the chicken breasts in a wonderful basil …

Well, by now you should be aware of an on going theme with our recipes: Pumpkin! And, this one is no exception. On a recent trip to Whole Foods, I noticed that they were carrying a new pasta sauce made with pumpkin and was immediately inspired to concoct my own at home. After all, I …

There are few things that scream “American” more than bacon and eggs. But, bacon and eggs don’t have to be just for breakfast. No no no. They can easily be combined into a new dish that works for both lunch and dinner. That is why we decided to share with you today our recipe for …

While we are fully aware that we are only a little over a week into the month of October, it is not too early to start thinking about the upcoming holiday season, in particular, Thanksgiving. However, if you are like me, you are already dreading the 4-day ordeal in the kitchen required to prepare Thanksgiving …

A fancy meal does not have to be challenging to prepare or take the better part of a week to cook. Fancy can be simple, yet elegant and prepared even after a long day of work. While those super elegant steak houses like to charge you at least 50 dollars for a quality filet and …