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Alcoholic beverages are used in cooking to provide an additional layer of flavor to dishes. When added to a dish during cooking, the alcohol usually evaporates, leaving only the flavor profile of the beverage.

Varieties Edit

Alcoholic beverages used in cooking can range from relatively low alcohol-content wine and beer to much stronger liquors like brandy and whiskey.

Wine is used extensively in Italian, Greek, French, and Spanish cuisines, where it can give a subtle hint of flavor to a dish or completely alter its makeup. Often, less-expensive products are used in cooking, as the difference in flavor between higher and lower-quality ones are minimal once cooked.