Tips & Techniques

5 Links to Read Before Cooking with Wine

March 26, 2014

Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: You already know how to drink wine -- here's how to cook with it.

Somewhere, in someone's kitchen (perhaps your own), you've seen a sign displayed that proudly reads, "I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food!" This post is an ode to the people who own those signs -- the ones who enjoy a glass or two while they chop, sauté, and blend. While wine makes a great co-pilot in the kitchen, it also shines as the star ingredient in dishes like poached pearsbeef tenderloin, and drunken clams. These links will give you the confidence (beyond the liquid variety) to cook with wine.

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  • Should you use cheap or expensive wine in dishes? This experiment explores the question at hand. (Epicurious.)
  • A very literal (and innovative!) interpretation of cooking with wine. (NPR.)
  • For a bevy of approachable posts on wine and food, turn to this column by Cathy Huyghe. (Food52.)
  • Make syrup out of leftover wine and drizzle it on berries or ice cream for a sweet treat. (The Kitchn.) Or, you can simply use this handy guide to pairing wine with desserts. (Serious Eats.)

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