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‘Cooking With Beer’ Class Will Add Splash to Your Dinner

Woman studying recipe in cooking class

Beer isn't just for keggers and brew pubs. The bubbly beverage can add a special flavor to some of your favorite foods. 

AARP New Hampshire’s monthly cook-along series will feature “Cooking With Beer,” a demonstration by New Hampshire chef Liz Barbour, via Zoom on Tuesday, March 21, at 2 p.m. 

Alcohol mostly evaporates with longer cooking times and higher heat, leaving its flavor behind, Barbour says. Marinating with beer can tenderize meat and add rich color and flavor to roasted meats, seafood, soups and sauces. In cake and bread recipes, beer can create lightness, the chef adds. 

Barbour, a cooking instructor who runs her own business in Hollis, will teach home cooks how to prepare IPA Cheddar Soup and Double Chocolate Cake with Russian Imperial Stout. 

“Aside from a complex flavor, beer also adds moisture,” Barbour says. “No one will forget the rich, moist flavor of a chocolate cake baked with a chocolate stout beer.”

The monthly cooking series will continue through 2023. To sign up for the March class, register at For future events, visit or

—Donna Liquori

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