Champagne Recipes and Cooking Tips

Save leftover champagne to cook with

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Champagne is not uncommon at New Year's celebrations and parties year-round. For a delightfully different theme, try a dinner using a bit of the bubbly as an ingredient in each course, from salad to dessert, using some of the featured champagne recipes linked below.

Champagne Cooking Tips

• Using champagne in your recipes is much like cooking with any wine. You need not use expensive champagne, and leftovers will work fine as long as they are not over a week old. Wine tends to turn to vinegar quickly after opening, and you do not want a sharp, vinegar flavor to pervade your finished product.
• If you do not get a chance to use that leftover champagne within about a week, all is not lost. Save it to use as champagne vinegar.
• Domestic champagnes are just fine for cooking.
• You may also substitute corresponding non-sparkling white wines for most of these recipes, if you don't want to splurge on champagne.
•The majority of any alcohol content will burn out during cooking processes, but be aware that even a tiny amount may still be enough to trigger reactions in those sensitive to alcohol.