Q: Hi Dave!
I have a friend who cannot have any alcohol. What is a good substitution when a recipe calls for using wine, beer or sherry? Would non-alcoholic wines/beers work? Are there other suggestions in case they are not comfortable with non-alcoholic stuff?
A: Hello Cheryl:
When cooking with alcoholic beverages, the alcohol evaporates very quickly, leaving only the flavor of the beverage. Yes, cooking with non-alcoholic beers and wines would work for your friend. If he or she is not comfortable with non-alcoholic beverages, I suggest cooking a different recipe entirely.–Dave