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5 recipes improved by beer

By: Enrique Gili on Nov. 1, 2013, 3 p.m.
Beer poured into a pot of beef stew

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Save some for the food

Beer: It's not just for drinking. Fans swear that the bitterness of fermented grains adds depth to meat dishes, makes fry batter lighter, and bread more complex. You may think that’s just the beer talking, but we know that beer adds levity to cooking and a new dimension to a variety of recipes.