Defining British TV chef of the '80s, Keith Floyd, was famous for his trademark glass of red while he cooked, and like Floyd, some recipes just wouldn't be the same without that extra "slurp" of wine.
Here are 50 such wine recipes fromWine Investmentwhere a slug of wine adds extra flair and flavour, whether it's the defining ingredient of a coq au vin cooked in a bath of red burgundy or a nice splash of chianti into a hearty ragu alla bolognese.
From sauces, soups and stews to poaching fruit both sweet and savoury dishes can benefit from the hit of acidity and sweetness that's left after the alcohol in the wine evaporates. And while we knew it's uses were plenty, it's always nice to be reminded just how plentiful those wine recipes are in the food infographic below.
You needn't get hung up on your recipe decision based on the wine, though you might want to make sure the wine is of sufficient quality that you wouldn't mind pouring yourself a glass whilst you cook, after all it's thirsty work.
Give an international flavour to your dishes tonight, pop a cork and take your pick of wine recipes below:
Medovik or Russian honey cake is a multilayer cake made with a whipped sour cream frosting. This classic Russian cake with notes of honey and caramel is so tender it just melts in your mouth. Surprise your friends with this famous Soviet Union dessert. Try our recipe at home
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Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.