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On Beer and Food

Good beer is a taste-intensive and surprisingly versatile accompaniment to good food—often better suited than wine. This book presents recipes and fundamentals that explore the pairing of food and beer. Until recently, beer had been grossly underestimated as an accompaniment to sophisticated cuisine. But the booming craft beer movement is now sparking a fundamental shift. Diversity in aroma and nuance in flavor make these new beers a wonderful complement to food—at times even better and more original than wine.

The Delicious

Whether it’s being eaten, cooked, grown, prepared, or cultivated, food is today’s hottest topic. Its many facets spur our interest, arouse our passion, and provide us with pure pleasure. Being a foodie means being in-the-know about different cultures, traditions and the good life. Regional cuisines are becoming more dynamic—even well beyond the areas where they originated. Cooking classes serve as creative meeting points, market halls are becoming weekend travel destinations, and supper clubs are experiencing a growing popularity.

Crafted Meat

Bewusster Genuss und das Verlangen nach besserer Qualität geben Anlass, das traditionelle Metzgerhandwerk neu zu beleben. Die Aktivisten dieser Bewegung interessieren sich dabei nicht nur für Steaks. Erfahrene Züchter bewahren alte Fleischrassen, während kreative junge Köche und Metzger, wie schon Generationen vor uns, alles verwerten, was das Tier liefert – „von der Schnauze zum Schwanz“. So entstehen aus erstklassigen Zutaten meisterhaft hergestellte Würste, Pasteten und andere fast vergessene regionale Spezialitäten.

Out of the Jar

Gin from Berlin, whiskey from New York’s oldest distillery, herbal liqueurs from the Chiemgau foothills: Out of the Jar features a wide array of spirits from small manufacturers and private distilleries that produce regional products using premium ingredients. The revolution experienced over the last few years in the fields of coffee, bread, and craft beer is influencing the production of spirits too. The discerning connoisseur seeks that special drop made by artisanal manufacturers in limited batches.

Let's Go Out Again

Eating is more than a basic physical process. It is a social, aesthetic, and cultural need. We go out to meet friends or business partners, to try a new culinary trend, to relax in the familiarity of our favorite restaurant, or to revel in the multisensory experience of the latest tasting temple. It is always about more than just eating and drinking. We seek dramaturgy, emotion, and adventure. Atmosphere makes a difference and we increasingly want it to be all-consuming.

Barley & Hops

Barley & Hops gives beer connoisseurs a behind-the-kettles look at their favorite beverage—from its historical origins and regional distinctions to current developments. The book includes portraits of those who are united in their passion for craft beer, the brewing process, and creating something unique. Here, they share their personal stories of how they came to brew beer and, in the process, give insight into how beer is advancing our drinking culture today.

Das Craft-Bier Buch

In Das Craft-Bier Buch erfahren Freunde des guten Biergeschmacks die Geschichten hinter den Sudkesseln, von der historischen Entstehung und ihren regionalen Besonderheiten bis hin zu aktuellen Entwicklungen. In diesem Buch werden Menschen porträtiert, die eines gemeinsam haben: Liebe und Leidenschaft für Craft-Bier, für den Brauprozess und die eigene Kreation. Sie haben dabei ihren persönlichen Weg zum Bierbrauen gefunden und bereiten dem Bier so neue Zugänge als ein echtes, ein neues Stück Trinkkultur. Solche Biere trinkt man heute nicht nur abends in der Kneipe.

A Delicious Life

Creative young people who used to want to work at start-ups, advertising agencies, or investment banks are now increasingly likely to become organic farmers, beekeepers, speak-easy bartenders, or owners of mom-and-pop grocery stores. Inspired by heartfelt passion and an uncompromising commitment to quality, a new generation of entrepreneurs from around the world is putting their skills to work at preserving local culinary traditions, brewing the best beer, preparing exceptional marmalades, or rescuing heirloom varieties of apples.

Let's Go Out!

Going out to enjoy eating, drinking, and spending time together is practically a basic human need. Digital networking and social media have increased our demand and appreciation for face-to-face encounters and genuine experiences in the real world. The places where one chooses to eat or drink play almost as important a role as the company one keeps while doing so. The more unusual or authentic the surroundings, the more exciting or memorable going out becomes.

Das geheime Cocktail-Buch

„Endlich ein Buch, das ein Muss für alle Barliebhaber – vor und hinter dem Tresen – ist! Ich gratuliere meinem langjährigen Freund Jim Meehan.“
—Charles Schumann

„Vom PDT Bar-Buch müssen sich Bartender und Liebhaber gleich zwei kaufen. Eins für die Sammlung und eins für die Bar. Sie werden damit arbeiten, es gehört hinter jede Bar – die Rezepte sind perfekt. Ein ‚Must Have‘ für Bartender!“
—Jörg Meyer 

„Wenn ich durch dieses grandiose, detailreiche und formvollendete Cocktail-Buch blättere, wünsche ich mir, ich hätte es geschrieben.“
—David Wondrich 

Boxed & Labelled Two!

Packaging is the face of a product. Packaging not only gives a product its visual identity, but it can also determine where that product is placed on a crowded store shelf and can be the crucial factor in determining our decision to buy. Over the last few years, however, the understanding of the role of packaging has changed. In the past, packaging was thought of as an extension of the product’s print advertising campaign—as a mere projection screen for established logos and brand messages. Today, packaging is considered to be a self-contained facet of an overall communication concept.