Cooking 101

Braising lamb shanks in beer enhances the flavor

Traditional lamb shank recipes usually have wine as the braising liquid, but take one bite of this savory dish and you’ll immediately know something is different: beer. Johnson County Community College student chef Rateb Aburas chose beer, particularly an IPA, for braising lamb to create a greater depth of flavor.

Cooking 101

Italian appetizer Beef Carpaccio is a rare treat

Heather Popper was in middle school, dining at an Italian restaurant, the first time she tasted carpaccio. It was love at first bite. Now Popper, a student chef at Johnson County Community College, mostly makes it for her foodie friends or doesn’t mention that the meat is raw and covers it heavily with sauce. “This is a simple yet very elegant dish,” she said.

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