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by Amanda
(Chandler, AZ)

Cooking With Wines - How Much Alcohol Remains?

Cooking With Wines - How Much Alcohol Remains?

Question: I am a novice when it comes to cooking with wines. I was wondering if all of the alcohol is removed from a wine when it is cooked slowly over time as in the Estouffade Provençale recipe?

Thank you!

Answer: Hi Amanda. Thanks for visiting EFF and writing in with your question.

Assuming that all alcohol burns off with cooking is a common culinary error. The amount that burns off is proportional to the intensity of the heat as well as the length of time the dish cooks.

In a stew recipe such as the
Estouffade Provençale , which calls for a long, slow cooking, most of the alcohol will be burnt off. However, more than likely, traces will remain, which may be of concern for people on a restricted diet.

For more information, have a look at the chart provided with this article on OChef:
Does Alcohol Really Burn Off With Cooking? .

Hope that helps. Happy cooking!

Kind Regards,

Kim

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