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Cooking with beer


Beer is not just America’s most popular alcohol beverage, but it is an excellent ingredient to use when cooking. From soups and stews to main dishes and desserts, beer adds flavor and depth to your favorite dishes.

To help you prepare a dish to share with friends when getting together to watch a game, I am partnering with the Beer Institute to provide you with recipes that you can use for your upcoming occasions.

I grew up in my family’s kitchen in France, and as a child, I spent my summers working in my family’s restaurant. Food and beer bring people together, and I decided to devote my life to cooking.

Following high school, I received my degree from Les Chaises French Culinary Institute. After I graduated, I traveled the world, working in restaurants and as a private chef. From Asian fusion meals to traditional European dishes, I have created unique menus for memorable occasions in different countries and cultures across the globe.

Today I work as an executive chef in a hotel in Washington, DC. From these experiences, I have created a wide variety of menus to meet diverse pallets, dietary needs, and occasions.

And now I am offering this expertise to you. Each month I will provide you with three original recipes that will be either made with beer or paired with a style of beer.

Seeing that it is October, we are kicking things off with three fall recipes. These dishes are designed for you to prepare and enjoy with friends for watching the game, whether to take with you for your get-together or to prepare at home. The porter pulled short rib sandwiches, curry butternut squash fritters with cilantro aioli, and a dark beer lamb stew can be matched with just about any fall activity.

And these recipes are just the beginning. Check back each month where we will have recipes for your Thanksgiving meal or snacks for a Super Bowl party. We will provide you with the recipe and beer style to fit your need.

And please share your final product on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #ChefLaurentCooksWithBeer.

I am looking forward to cooking with you and hearing about the occasions where you shared these recipes.

Cheers and happy cooking!