Everyone likes a good beer now and then, and not only to drink. I like to cook with it. As much as Italians love their wine, a good beer is enjoyed every now and then, and it’s even used in cooking — so next time you’re roasting chicken, think of adding some beer to it.
Find your favorite recipe for roasted chicken.
Set your chicken to rest in a baking casserole. Now add some carrots, celery, onion, fresh garlic and sage leaves.
Season all with salt. Pour in a bottle a beer such as a pale ale, some stock and roast.
Be sure to baste the chicken periodically and it will not only be honey golden but taste savory and delicious.
With a glass a beer, what a perfect meal!
Lidia Matticchio Bastianich was born in Pola, Istria, on the northeastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. She is a cookbook author, restaurateur, and TV chef extraordinaire. Watch Lidia’s Italy Saturdays at 1:30pm on WGBH 2 or Sundays at 4pm on WGBX 44.