cooking with wineYou know what makes food taste real fancy-like? Cooking with booze. But it can be a little intimidating. What do you use, the expensive stuff or the cheap stuff? Will any red wine do? How long do you have to cook before all the alcohol evaporates from a sauce? What about the children? And is it ever a good idea to drink and cook?
We have answers for you.
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You could still get drunk. First of all there's one thing you should know up front: unless you cook your dish for three hours the alcohol is not going to evaporate away completely. For all practical purposes, there is no "cook out all the alcohol." Check out the scientific report produced by the USDA Nutrient Data Library (psst, relevant figures on page 14, lines 5001-5009 if you really want to know). But, you know, more of it will evaporate out the longer you cook it.
Cheap liquor is just fine. Quality does matter, but you don't have to go with the pricey stuff.Read More »from Boozing While Cooking: Almost Always a Good Idea