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As a food-lover, Becky Sue Epstein is always ready to explore new recipes and create new dishes, which is why she started collecting the kitchen substitutions that eventually turned into the book Substituting Ingredient.
I am so happy to announce I am giving away a copy of Becky Sue Epstein‘s book Substituting Ingredients to one of my lucky readers! All you have to do is leave a comment and make sure that there is a way for me to contact you. If you do not have a profile or blog, you must leave your email address to enter.
Those of you who subscribe to my newsletter were given the heads up on this contest and many of you sent me questions for Becky which she was happy to answer.
White wine: For a marine: 1/4 cup vinegar + 1 tbsp sugar + 3 tbsp water (I looked this one up in the book!)
I do travel a fair amount, in case you haven’t guessed. When I’m home, instead of shopping for everything right away, I like to make what I call the “Available Materials Dinner” which is exactly what it’s called. So if I don’t have an ingredient, I must substitute. Early on, I learned to do this in baking, where it’s simple to make a substitute for baking chocolate from butter and cocoa.
When I started cooking a lot after college, I would try to figure out the best substitutes. Sometimes I’d note them on a recipe in a cookbook. I started wishing all the substitutions could be found in one place. When I learned there was no such place, and friend and I created it: the original Substituting Ingredients book, back in the last century. This new book is a huge update.
I collected ideas from my own cooking, from travel, from chefs, from recipes, from articles about food across the country and around the world. Now Substituting Ingredients has 1,000 kitchen substitutions including lists of greens, grains, pastas, cheeses, fish, and more. And formulas for all sorts of condiments, spice mixes, marinades and sauces so you don’t have to run back to the store, or buy a small container of something for $9.99 you’re only going to use once.
So remember, just comment with contact information to enter. Contest closes tomorrow night.