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Old 09-20-2013, 08:22 PM   #11
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The alcohol cooks out in the cooking process, you can also use grape juice as a sub.
I just prefer to maintain an alcohol free home. I know, I am weird.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:02 PM   #12
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Not weird. Everyone is entitled to live as they feel is right. I would cook with alcohol, but out of respect for my hubby I simply don't.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:20 PM   #13
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To emphasize what Steve said earlier, here is a chart describing what happens to alcohol in a dish based on how and how long it is cooked.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:49 PM   #14
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Respect is more important than having bottles of alcohol sitting in my home for cooking purposes.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:06 PM   #15
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Respect is more important than having bottles of alcohol sitting in my home for cooking purposes.
I don't think Andy is trying to talk you into using alcohol in cooking. He's just adding more information for other people reading the thread who may be interested.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:07 PM   #16
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Respect is more important than having bottles of alcohol sitting in my home for cooking purposes.
I agree. It's difficult to be a recovering alcoholic. No need to make it more difficult.

I posted the chart so readers understand the standard statement that, "...all the alcohol boils off." is not correct.
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I don't think Andy is trying to talk you into using alcohol in cooking. He's just adding more information for other people reading the thread who may be interested.
Thanks, GG. That's right on.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #18
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Back on Topic! I like the flavor that "Better Than Bullion" gives to a gravy or stock when making a slow cooking dish. For some reason it develops more flavor the longer it cooks. And that goes for ribs slow cooked until the bones are almost falling off.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:32 AM   #19
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I'd hesitate to use grape juice in place of wine in a short ribs recipe. I think it's too sweet and would change the dish for the worse. It's not a problem to just leave out the wine or any other booze and just add more broth.
what Andy said.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:34 PM   #20
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I read somewhere that good substitute for red wine in a recipe is red grape juice diluted with some red wine vinegar. I've never tried it myself.
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