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wine ,women and song

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 14, 2011 at 3:45 PM

if i make my own wine from paleo ingredients and use it for cooking, am i still eating a paleo dish? or am i just fooling myself.

9ac8a7b68cf079b22de42b703e466e64

(787)

on December 18, 2011
at 07:58 AM

very nice!! was it a grape based? i'd be interested in the recipe if you wouldn't mind sharing

Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

(3125)

on December 17, 2011
at 06:57 PM

my fist five gallon was wonderful, no added sulfites and it didnt spoil either, i used it up so now im on my second five gallon.

B33f7c04c09d8bbbf181dd8aca04f373

(554)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:47 PM

Heck yeah! Especially since I did not get to harvest the bounty of deer either! I could use some fresh venison in my freezer chest...

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:30 PM

I bet you were just sick that the deer harvested your bounty! I would've been.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:07 PM

Just edited for spelling :)

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on December 14, 2011
at 04:09 PM

If wine doesn't impede your goals, I wouldn't worry about it. We all have our own version of what paleo means to us, and wine fits into my version just fine! :)

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on December 14, 2011
at 05:42 PM

I cook with wine, ok I cook with all booze, and my process is: some for the pot - some for me. If you would like to cook with it, and it doesn't affect any goals that you are trying to achieve, I say go for it.

Because I have to nerd out a bit, just about everyone thinks that all the alcohol you add to a dish evaporates or dissipates during cooking. Wrongo! You actually have to cook something for at least three hours to destroy virtually all traces of alcohol.

If you want to drink wine while making your wine, you can buy wonderful organics at a good price. Trader Joe's even carries a few varieties. The hyperlink goes into great detail about sulfites, the labeling, everything.

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B33f7c04c09d8bbbf181dd8aca04f373

on December 14, 2011
at 04:29 PM

I would also vote yes - but part of that stems from the 14 acres of vines in my "backyard" and the fact that I live in wine region of NYS. Deer ravaged my grapes this year (injury prevented me from going out early enough to harvest) so I did not have a chance to try to make my own wine this year, but I plan on trying it out next year!

B33f7c04c09d8bbbf181dd8aca04f373

(554)

on December 14, 2011
at 05:47 PM

Heck yeah! Especially since I did not get to harvest the bounty of deer either! I could use some fresh venison in my freezer chest...

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 14, 2011
at 04:30 PM

I bet you were just sick that the deer harvested your bounty! I would've been.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on December 14, 2011
at 06:38 PM

For sure, I cook with wine...sometimes I even put it in the food! Homemade wine is even more paleo than store-bought since that can have sulphites etc. in it.

The best liver I ever made had a red wine reduction with it.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 14, 2011
at 03:55 PM

Are we voting? I say yes, it's fine!

I'm already on record saying that since all traditional societies have fermented foods and alcohol of one form or another--heck, even birds like to get drunk on berries in late winter--that those things are a natural part of our lives. The traditional societies probably got it from the nomads who probably got it from those who lived in caves and foraged the planet.

The unnatural thing would be to guzzle mass quantities of the wine, but using a little in cooking just adds wonderful fermented flavors and functions as a tastier vinegar.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on December 14, 2011
at 07:11 PM

Yes. Paleo is not historical recreationism. It's using whatever works for your goals. And if your goals include cooking a dish with wine, then it is paleo. :)

But the subject of your question was misleading. Where's the song? (I see the awesome paleo women answered your question, so 2/3 I guess is passable.)

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9ac8a7b68cf079b22de42b703e466e64

(787)

on December 14, 2011
at 06:09 PM

Yes! Tell us how the wine comes out if you make it. I'm currently making some banana wine but not for cooking ;)

Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

(3125)

on December 17, 2011
at 06:57 PM

my fist five gallon was wonderful, no added sulfites and it didnt spoil either, i used it up so now im on my second five gallon.

9ac8a7b68cf079b22de42b703e466e64

(787)

on December 18, 2011
at 07:58 AM

very nice!! was it a grape based? i'd be interested in the recipe if you wouldn't mind sharing

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