• Fortified Wines in my Pantry Marsala, port, sherry, vermouth
    Recipes,  Slow Cooker Simplicity,  Soups & Stews,  Wine

    Introduction to Cooking With Wine

    A wine labeled “cooking wine” is usually an inferior wine that would not be drunk on its own.  It typically lacks distinction, and ironically, flavor.  Sometimes they are loaded in salt and preservatives. A good home chef will never use these products, but instead use a good quality wine, they would drink on its own.   Be sure to use wine which compliments the food with which it is paired. That being said, there is no need to spend a fortune on wine destined for sauces and stews.  Some of those $10 bottles can taste delicious and will make a significant difference in your cooking applications. Alternative to wine If you…