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Tip number 9: Beware cooking wine!

Never use a "so-called cooking wine" that's marketed specifically as a cooking wine for your sauce. Only use a wine that would not be objectionable to drink by itself. In lighter sauces a good one to use is a nice Fume' Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc. In stronger red sauces, use a decent red wine such as a Barolo, Zinfandel or Cabernet.



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1 - The Practical Cook
2 - Choosing a pot
3 - No cheese on seafood please!
4 - Use A Pasta Pot for Pasta
5 - If rushed, prepare your ingredients in advance.
6 - Mark perishable ingredients
7 - Stoves and Ovens
8 - Eating well with no guilt!
9 - Beware cooking wine!
10 - A good cook should control the salt and spices!
11 - Get a Black Pepper Mill
12 - The difference between white, black and red pepper
13 - An easier way to pound your meats and poultry
14 - Cut down on the splatters as you fry or saute
15 - Make your salt and pepper your "right -hand" aid
16 - Know your stove!
17 - Cooking with onions and garlic
18 - Sauteing whole garlic
19 - Frying high fat meats
20 - Save those Parmesan cheese rinds!
21 - Shake That Can!
22 - Frying fish is not hard