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Barton Seaver - Open Office Hours

This event was on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Barton Seaver in his virtual office as he welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to ask anything – from cooking techniques to c… Read More.

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Question:

How do you use Verjus blanc or rouge?

— Sheridan Conrad

Answer:

So use it just like wine. So verjus is the unfermented musk or juice of wine grapes typically wine grapes. So you can have sauvignon Blanc. There's you which has all the flavors and acidity of sodium block wine, but zero alcohol, like it was just never fermented into alcohol. So it's not a non-alcoholic wine. It is was never one. So there's you is great for people who are abstaining from alcohol for whatever reason but still want that complexity added into food whether you're steaming some mussels and want a white wine substitute virtue is perfect. For you comes with a little bit more sweetness though than Wine does because the sugars in virtue are converted in during fermentation into alcohol. So you end up with a sweeter The Verge has all those sugars still intact. So I would use a little bit less of it, but really use it. Just as you would want to deglaze pans add a little bit to you know, just zucchini or any sauteed vegetable dish just add a little bit of punctuation in acidity at the very end. So, there you go.
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Barton Seaver

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