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    Default Using wine/beer in cooking?

    Hi

    I just wanted to get a feel for how people feel about using wine/beer/ale etc in cooking for the family? Are you concerned by the 1/2 glass of wine on a dish or do you find a substitute as you have a zero tolerance for alcohol in any form?

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    I use beer / wine ... whatever the recipe calls for.

    you cook the alcohol out, so its just flavour ...

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    Totally fine with it.

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    Yep same here, don't see any issues as there is no more alcohol content left once it's cooked out.

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    For me and hubby: why not. For my kids... No.?.

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    I don't cook with alcohol. I know the alcohol content is gone but the flavour is there and quite frankly I don't want my kids getting a taste for wine/beer.

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    I don't cook with alcohol if it's something dd1 will be eating.

    This chart is a good guide as to how much alcohol is retained in cooking:
    http://homecooking.about.com/library...lalcohol12.htm

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    For those of you saying that there is no alcohol left, what dishes are you talking about? Cooking time, method etc.

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    hmm - thanks for that redlipsandpearls. I didnt know that.

    I usually only put it in pasta sauce (about 1/2 cup of red wine) that is then boiled for about 45 minutes ...

    and the amount she gets is minimal.

    Still - its more than I thought

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    I feel perfectly comfortable feeding my children food that I have cooked with alcohol.

    1/2 cup of wine divided by 6 serves, with the kids having probably less than half a serve. Plus a small percentage of it cooked off. I would say that's fairly negligible.

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