Episode 178: Good Beer

March 2, 2002

This week it's out with Chardonnay and Cabernet and in with lager and ale, as we look at pairing food with beer. From grilled chicken with ale to chocolate cake with stout, bold-tasting premium beers are what to drink now. Stephen Beaumont, author of Premium Beer Drinker's Guide, joins us with tips for matching these unusual beers with what you're having for dinner tonight.

Jane and Michael Stern are in the Texas hill country where they're eatinggood Texas barbecue for dinner. Herb genius Jerry Traunfeld is back and he's talking dandelions. With his recipe for Dandelion Petal Sorbet, you could be eating from your lawn this spring. Art and dining historian Carolin Young takes us back to 18th-century France and Marie Antoinette's pleasure dairy at Rambouillet. If you'll be in New York City next fall, attend Carolin's lecture series at Sotheby's Institute of Art. As always, Lynne will have a trivia question and take your calls.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • March 31, 2001 (originally aired)

  • March 2, 2002 (rebroadcast)