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Recovering alcoholic frustrated foodie....

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teric762 | | Jan 23, 2009 09:57 PM

There are so many awesome recipes out there that don't include alcohol, I shouldn't be frustrated, BUT - I know from personal experience (mainly in restaurants) and from hearing from other foodies what wonderful flavors cooking with wines and other spirits can add to food.

Does anyone have any suggestions for really awesome substitutions? Keeping a partial bottle of any spirits in the house isn't a good idea for a recovering alcoholic, and I don't really want to buy a whole bottle of something and then dump the rest down the drain after using the 1/2 cup or whatever my recipe of the day calls for. I've even thought of inviting friends who drink over for the meal, and sending the rest of the bottle home with them, but then I'm encouraging someone to drive with open alcohol in the car, not my idea of being a good friend!

Any ideas?

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