- May 9, 2007
- Southeastern Virginia
Why throw perfectly good wine into the food when I can throw it directly into myself instead? But, seriously I cook very seldom with wine added into a recipe. I also enjoy wine BEFORE a meal rather than with a meal. With a meal I normally choose ice water. Veal, with a nice sauce fortified with wine is excellent; Ukrainian beet stew with red wine is good.
Again, there are flavors in some foods that dissolve only in alcohol, so cooking with wine not only adds the wine flavor but releases flavors from the food that you won't taste without it.
I like to keep the small bottles of wine in a four-pack on hand to use in cooking.