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Anheuser-Busch cookbook features recipes and beer pairings

BY Tara Smith

ST. LOUIS For those who can’t think of a meal that goes well with a refreshing glass of beer, Anheuser-Busch has a cookbook to solve that problem. The Anheuser-Busch Cookbook: Great Food Great Beer features 185 recipes for pairing beer with food.

The company worked with master chefs to explore innovative ways to combine great beer with great food. The recipes in the book range from appetizers to desserts, with every single recipe selected because it goes great with beer.

“Beer adds pizzazz to any menu and with Great Food Great Beer we want to help provide culinary enthusiasts with a fun, creative twist when preparing dishes,” said Brent Wertz, executive chef at Anheuser-Busch’s Kingsmill Resort & Spa and the spokesperson for Great Food Great Beer. ”As detailed in the book, beer should be paired carefully with the right dish to bring out the best of both.”

Each recipe is paired with a type of beer—an American-style premium lager, a European-style pilsner, an English-style pale ale, or a dry stout—as recommended by an Anheuser-Busch brewmaster. The book, which sells for $24.95, also provides overall tips on how to pair beer and food, as well as a number of recipes that call for beer as a key ingredient, a comprehensive guide to beers and creative menu suggestions.

The book is available online at www.budshop.com, at select club stores now and will be available in most national book and supermarket retailers in January 2008.

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Coca-Cola announces arrival of first hybrid trucks in its fleet

BY Allison Cerra

ATLANTA In an effort to go green, Coca-Cola is adding five hybrid-electric trucks to its distribution center in New York, according to published reports.

Currently, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Enterprises has two hybrid trucks in the Bronx facility, with three additional trucks scheduled for deployment in December. The five Bronx trucks represent the largest CCE hybrid-electric fleet of any city in the U.S.

Coca-Cola Enterprises said its Bronx sales center has a total of 90 trucks serving 8,700 customers in Manhattan and the Bronx, delivering more than 8 million cases of products annually. The hybrid-electric trucks use 32 percent less fuel than standard trucks and use technology to eliminate emissions when idling or in traffic.

The company also said it recently began installing an energy efficient lighting system at the Bronx facility.

Over the next year, another 120 hybrid-electric trucks are slated join Coca-Cola Enterprises’ fleet across the country.

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Hernquist adds another resignation to Hershey’s list

BY Allison Cerra

HERSHEY, Pa. Another Hershey executive is leaving the confectioner for greener pastures.

The company announced Friday that Thomas Hernquist, senior vice president and global chief growth officer, has resigned from the company, effective December 31, 2007.

“[Hernquist] has brought a tremendous passion to continuing our heritage of making a difference in the community and in leading industry efforts to drive positive change in the world’s cocoa-growing regions,” said chief executive officer Richard Lenny.

Hernquist joined Hershey in 2003 as senior vice president, chief marketing officer, where he led the growth in Hershey’s core brands and overall confectionery portfolio in North America.

Hernquist is one of several executives that resigned this year. The most recent resignation came from the company’s senior vice president and chief people officer, Marcella Arline.

Current chief executive officer Lenny will retire the same day as Hernquist.

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