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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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In Trentino-Alto Adige they brew good beer, which they enjoy by the steinful and use in cooking. Like ...
 
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August 27, 2014
Recipes with Beer

In Trentino-Alto Adige they brew good beer, which they enjoy by the steinful and use in cooking. Like wine, beer can be an important element in a dish. In my recipes I leave open the choice of beer, but you want to use a premium-quality, flavorful beer in these dishes. Fortunately, great beer is easy to find these days, with all the new artisanal microbreweries around the country. And keep in mind that the cooking process accentuates the flavor of the brew: the caramel maltiness of a dark lager will lend sweetness to the roast chicken; the bitterness of India pale ale will be imparted to the beef and braising sauce. I hope you’ll try these many times with different beers and let me know what you’ve discovered. Try my recipes for Beef Braised in Beer and Chicken in Beer, both available on my website.