Each recipe has a note about the history of the food or information about an ingredient. Learn how the Hot Brown and Chess Pie got their names.
Bourbon sports a collective aroma of smoke, vanilla, caramel, fruit, floral, and spice. These flavors enhance almost any dish, from meats to desserts to vegetables and soups and yes, chocolate, especially chocolate. You can enjoy the appealing, rich flavor with several dashes of bourbon or savor the subtle, delicious taste with a simple dash or two, neither of which will leave you tipsy. When cooking at a temperature above 172 degrees, bourbon loses its alcoholic content, but the intense flavor remains. Any food that boils is hot enough to evaporate the alcohol.