Mr Grumpy: cooking with wine
Cooking, eating and drinking help take the sting out of lockdown. I’ve turned the clocks forward an hour to change our drinking curfew and have pre-recorded our favourite cooking shows.If you can’t taste the wine in the finished dish why would you want to sacrifice an expensive and tasty wine?
Cooking shows stimulate the appetite and add extra pleasure to meal preparation. In an ideal world, we would watch a demonstration then prepare and eat the same meal immediately afterwards. Bliss!
I have a small niggle when the celebrity chefs cook with wine. They tell us to only use wine that we would be happy to drink, preferably the wine we plan to drink with the meal. That makes sense when you are adding a splash to the dish before serving but makes no sense to me when you need half a bottle of something for slow-cooked stews and casseroles.
If you can’t taste the wine in the finished dish why would you want to sacrifice an expensive and tasty wine?