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Best Marsala wine to use for cooking?

MasterBaker Jun 29, 2007 09:52 AM

Does anyone have any opinions on the best Marsala wine to use for cooking? Thanks.

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    paulgardner RE: MasterBaker Jun 29, 2007 11:44 AM

    I used to use cheap marsala but now I use a much better brand called Florio and it is excellent for cooking. You can buy sweet or dry marsala although most recipes call for dry. It is not expensive probably about $11-12 for a bottle.

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      MasterBaker RE: paulgardner Jul 5, 2007 02:45 PM

      Thanks Paul, the name sounds familiar--I think my Italian cooking teacher recommended it. However, I haven't been able to find it. May I ask where you usually buy it? Thanks in advance.

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        C. Hamster RE: MasterBaker Jul 6, 2007 08:20 AM

        You should be able to buy Florio in most liquor stores. I buy it in the local supermarket. It's a popular brand.

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          paulgardner RE: C. Hamster Jul 6, 2007 11:12 AM

          I would agree with C. Hamster, I live in the Boston area and all of the liquor stores carry Florio. Whatever you do, try not to use Pastene.

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            C. Hamster RE: paulgardner Jul 6, 2007 11:23 AM

            I live in Boston, also and my Stop and Shop carries it. Most places that sell wine should also sell marsala.

            Agree that you should NOT use Pastene! Like paulgardner says, buy a good bottle. It keeps well, since it's a fortified wine.

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