Absinthe History and Legends

Absinthe History and Legends

Absinthe –The Revival of the “Green Fairy”   Are you familiar with absinthe history and legends?  A now legalized liquor that has long been rumored to cause madness.  No other drink has inspired … Continued

Alcohol Evaporation in Cooking and Baking

  Questions and Answers Alcohol Evaporation in Cooking and Baking   Question: When you use alcohol in cooking a dish, how long does it take for alcohol to burn off?  Is … Continued

Alcohol in Wine Vinegar

Questions and Answers – Alcohol in Wine Vinegar   Question: Does wine vinegar have any alcohol components left after they have been processed as vinegars?  Is there any wine or … Continued

Alcohol Substitutions In Cooking

  How To Substitute For Alcohol:   Also check out my article Alcohol Burn Off During Cooking to learn just how much alcohol is actually left in your foods after … Continued

Lemoncello

Best Italian Limoncello Recipe

If you have ever been to Italy, you will instantly know about Italian Limoncello.   Lemons are one of the most important staples in the food of Sorrento, Italy.  They have … Continued

Calvados – French Apple Brandy

Questions and Answers – Calvados (French Apple Brandy)   Question: I am making a caramelized apple dessert.  The sauce that will be boiled and poured over the top consists of … Continued

Carducci's Limoncello

Carducci’s Limoncello Recipe

Recipe was shared by Ron Carducci.  Ron says,  “I have relatives in Italy and they make limoncello the same way it is made all through Italy.  Additionally, almost without exception, … Continued

bottles of sake

Cooking with Sake

    Photos from the SakeOne (producer of Momokawa and Moonstone), tasting room in Forest Grove, OR.  The home of the only American owned and produced sake.  My tour of … Continued

flambe

Fambe – How To Flambe Safely

  The term flamb [flahm-BAY] is a French word meaning “flaming” or “flamed.”  Flambe means to ignite foods that have liquor or liqueur added.  This is done for a dramatic … Continued

Fulvia's Italian Limoncello

Fulvia’s Italian Limoncello Recipe

Fulvia’s Italian Limoncello – This version of Italian Limoncello was shared with me by Fulvia Guyger of Prineville, OR.  Fulvia is originally from Italy and runs a wonderful bed and … Continued

Wine Bottles

How To Cook With Wine – Cooking With Wine

How To Cook With Wine “If you do not have a good wine to use, it is far better to omit it, for a poor one can spoil a simple … Continued

Taste Wine Like A Pro - Wine Tasting Basics

Taste Wine Like A Pro – Wine Tasting Basics

  You know how to drink wine, but do you really know how to taste it? Wine tasting is not the same as drinking it.  To experience the true flavor … Continued