Using wine/alcohol to cook with

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Post  Fri, Aug 21 2020, 5:54 pm
I’m not sure if this is the right forum or not
I sometimes use wine/beer/alcohol to cook with
The wine is cooked so no alcohol should be present
Is this a problem for guests
You never know if someone is an alcoholic
Would this compromise their sobriety

Thinking about special recipes for RH
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Post  Fri, Aug 21 2020, 6:45 pm
The alcohol cooks out. It shouldn't be a problem.
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Post  Fri, Aug 21 2020, 7:01 pm
I would personally never risk it on behalf of a guest who has struggled with alcoholism.

For a pregnant woman it’s probably fine, since like PP said it cooks out. But for alcoholism, I would be extremely careful. Just because the alcohol cooks out doesn’t mean no flavor remains, and you never know what might trigger a craving.
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Post  Fri, Aug 21 2020, 7:03 pm
You can make sure to mention it, even just in casual conversation while introducing the dish, like, “I love this recipe...” or some other way of subtly making sure people know it contains alcohol, and let them decide accordingly without having to out themselves.
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Post  Sat, Aug 22 2020, 2:39 pm
I think it would depend on how much the liquid flavors the dish.

Rum babka would be very strong. One bottle of beer in cholent, used to soften the meat, would have no taste at all. (I use a can of Guiness in my beef stew, and even the cheapest cuts of meat fall apart and are juicy.)

Sometimes wine cooked in dishes can still taste fairly strong, but then most alcoholics don't really like wine as their drink of choice.

If you're really worried, you can always save your alcohol seasoned dishes for days when you're not expecting company.
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Post  Sat, Aug 22 2020, 5:46 pm
I do it and we're a no alcohol household. I don't take it if pregnant though
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Post  Sat, Aug 22 2020, 9:06 pm
Don’t. The alcohol does not always cook out.
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Post  Sat, Aug 22 2020, 9:19 pm
As I said
You never know, and I would of course never ask
I saw a brisket recipe on kosher.com that uses hard apple cider
Should I make it and let ppl know
Do I make another protein option
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