Alcohol in cooking/baking

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by Debby in Philly, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. Debby in Philly

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    With all of the mention of wine and grape juice in this forum, I thought it would be interesting to hear what you all had to say on this. Particularly at this time of year, there are many old traditional recipies that call for wine or brandy, etc. either prior to or during the cooking/baking process or applied afterward. Are these foods acceptable eating for a Christian, given you can't really become "drunk" from eating them?
     
  2. chipsgirl

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    I've had some foods made from alcohol and thought they were good but I don't want to be the one to buy the stuff to make them. I think you can buy wine specifically for cooking though.
     
  3. dianetavegia

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    I wouldn't purchase or cook with those items.
     
  4. chipsgirl

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    Just an extra note I want to add: If we buy beer, say for making beer battered onion rings, then we are contributing to that industry. I guess it's not for those who are totally against alcohol/wine consumption.
     
  5. Phillip

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    FYI, the alcohol has such a low evaporation point that there will NOT be any left after the item is baked or cooked. What is left is the residual wine or (in the case of beer) alcoholic free beer. etc.

    Now, I do agree with the last two posts. There are issues beyond this.

    The first and major issue is; how is your witness. If you have to go into a licquor store and buy wine to bake with, will non-Christians think that you are just another hypocrit. This is the reason I don't do it.

    The second issue IS supporting the industry.

    One possiblity is buying strictly cooking wines in the grocery store. These are usually NOT made by the regular industry and they are seasoned in a way that it would be horrible to try to drink them. I don't think these would be perceived with the same problems. But, that is still up to the individual.

    In my book, if another person sees you doing anything that can harm your witness, then if you have a choice, don't do it. IMHO.
     
  6. Phillip

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    Oh, by the way. Rum balls often served during Christmas at parties WILL make you drunk. They are NOT cooked after the rum is added and I have seen people who can't hardly walk after eating ten or twelve of these little items.
     
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    good points Phillip
     
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    Reminds me of an ole anti-prohibition song once sung...

    Away with Rum

    We're coming, we're coming, our brave little band
    On the right side of temperance we do take our stand
    We don't use tobacco, because we do think
    The people who use it are likely to drink

    Away, away with rum by gum, with rum by gum, with rum by gum
    Away, away with rum by gum, the song of the temperance union

    We never eat fruit cake because it has rum
    And one little taste turns a man to a bum
    Oh, can you imagine a sorrier sight
    Than a man eating fruit cake until he gets tight

    We never eat cookies because they have yeast
    And one little bite turns a man to a beast
    Oh, can you imagine a sadder disgrace
    Than a man in the gutter with crumbs on his face

    If you wash your hair, never rinse it with beer
    Because if you do, you'll get foam in your ear
    And if there's one thing a young man must dread
    It's dating a girl with a head on her head

    If you pick your navel, don't do it with a knife
    Because if you do you'll get the shock of your life
    Oh, can you imagine a site quite a horrid
    As a man pulling out his umbilical cord

    We never eat peaches, because peaches ferment
    And peaches ferment at the least little dent
    Oh can you imagine a sorrier sight
    Than a man drunk on peaches he thought were alright

    We never eat oatmeal, because oatmeal is mush
    And one little bite turns a man to a lush
    Oh can you imagine the pain of a ma
    To watch little junior act just like his pa

    We never chew toothpicks because we recall
    That wood ferments into wood alcohol
    Oh can you imagine a sorrier sight
    Than a man chewing toothpicks until he gets tight

    We never drink water, they put it in gin
    One little sip and a man starts to grin
    Oh can you imagine the horrible sight
    Of a man drinking water and singing all night

    Merry Christmas all...

    Rob
     
  9. Paul33

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    I love it! [​IMG]

    Legalists push everything to such extremes that they become rediculous.

    The only people concerned with you buying beer or wine are other uptight Christians.

    Applying your legalistic logic to the life of Jesus makes Jesus a sinner. He went to parties, turned water into wine, ate with sinners, broke the Sabbath, etc.
     
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    Paul, I humbly disagree. During my non-Christian days, when I ran around with the wrong crowd. I HAVE heard OFTEN many non-christians saying things like "Hey I saw that deacon from First Baptist buying liquor in the store. Not such a BIG Christian after all is he." Plus, many, many other remarks.

    Don't think your non-Christian neighbors and friends are not watching you to find out what is so different about being a Christian and not being a Christian.

    This has NOTHING to do with legalism, this has to do with how you want to be perceived by non-Christians. As Christians we are supposed to be different. If we do not act different, then why would a non-Christian see any need to change?

    Legalism has become a dirty word by those who want to have their cake and eat it too. Yes, I disagree with going out on the street and calling a homo-sexual a sinner that is going to hell. Now THAT is legalism. But, to practice it, after becoming a Christian, is just not the Christian thing to do.
     
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    Phillip,

    I agree. I hear those same type of comments about deacons in the south, but they came from other Christians in the church!

    Maybe if we would preach the truth, we wouldn't have to defend our deacons for doing something that isn't wrong in the first place.

    Why not tell everyone that drinking wine or beer in moderation is not a sin, just like eating food in moderation is not a sin.

    Last time I checked the weight of folks in Alabama, they were definiately eating too much. When's the last time you heard the fat, overweight preacher preach against gluttony?
     
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    I didn't post it as a comment of dissent, just for humor.

    I'm (mostly) a tea-totaler myself for the very reasons mentioned above.

    As for my weight...well I resemble that remark, but I'm trying... :rolleyes: (pass the gravy) [​IMG]

    Rob

    [ December 15, 2004, 05:58 PM: Message edited by: Deacon ]
     
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    I would have to agree with Diane's post.
     
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    Phillip, you have to remember where you had your raisin'. The Baptist Creed in those parts was:

    "Baptists do not recognize any source of doctrine except the Scriptures.

    Baptists do not recognize any form of hierarchical authority over local churches.

    Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store."
     
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    Debby asked "Are these foods acceptable eating for a Christian"

    Yes, as long as you don't over-indulge to the point of gluttony. [​IMG]
     
  16. Dale

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    Very good point.....I have never heard of a Lutheran called a hypocrite because he drank...you know why? Because he doesn't preach that it is wrong.
    Baptists have that trouble because they live a double standard in many cases.
     
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    But the deacons could sure produce a cloud of smoke in between Sunday School and church.
     
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    If you live in the south, how do you know when the rapture is taking place?

    By the cloud of smoke!
     
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    Pro 23:29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
    Pro 23:30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
    Pro 23:31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, [when] it moveth itself aright.
    Pro 23:32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
    Pro 23:33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
    Pro 23:34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
    Pro 23:35 They have stricken me, [shalt thou say, and] I was not sick; they have beaten me, [and] I felt [it] not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
    Man this is quite a revelation to me. If God made a mistake here He probably made a mistake here, 1Jo 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
    I wonder what part if any of the Word of God you people believe.....and this is the FUNDAMENTAL forum???
     
  20. Su Wei

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    well, i was thinking about when you cook it till the alcholic content evapourates, it might be okay....

    But thanks chipsgirl for reminding me not to contribute to that sinful industry.

    Anyway, food tastes just as nice without the wine and rum, right? Praise God! [​IMG]
     

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