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  1. 1. In your opinion does cooking with alcohols such as wine or beer violate the Word of Wisdom, given the fact that sometimes not all alcohol is cooked out of such a dish?

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Many people use alcohols such as wine or beer in their cooking to add flavor. Given the fact that sometimes not all alcohol is cooked out of the dish would you consider eating such dishes a violation of the Word of Wisdom?

In my interpretation alcohol at least in the form of wine and beer is not necessarily against the word of wisdom. They are not a "hot drink."

IMHO alcohol is a strong drink, but it is distilled down way stronger than wine.

The WoW expressly allowed making wine for sacrament so seems to exclude it from "strong drink."

The prohibition against all alcoholic drinks seemed to come with the time of Prohibition.

Nevertheless, wine too can be easily abused and can become addictive. The Bible plainly speaks against drunkenness.

I do not drink wine as I wish to set an example for my family, but I do use cooking wine when preparing red meat, etc. I see no problem with it.

As cobalt70 pointed out our gut will manufacture small amounts of alcohol just by eating sugars and simple starches.

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If the gnat was in my rum I might strain it...then I would add the rum to my Bananas Foster recipe.

 

If there is any temptation that causes me to think of breaking the WoW it is Bananas Foster.  It sounds yummy.  I joined the church before I came of age to drink alcohol, so I never really got any "slumming" done before being baptized.  Except for coffee and tea, that is.

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If there is any temptation that causes me to think of breaking the WoW it is Bananas Foster.  It sounds yummy.  I joined the church before I came of age to drink alcohol, so I never really got any "slumming" done before being baptized.  Except for coffee and tea, that is.

 

I have only had it a few times, but it is one of my favorites!  I personally don't believe that I have broken the word of wisdom by eating bananas foster.  If anything, I am more concerned about the sugar content than I am concerned about the presence of any alcohol that may not have burned off from lighting the rum on fire.  My conscience is clear on this one.  

 

The first time I had it was at my brother's wedding reception (temple married), it was a really cool presentation with the fire, but the taste is why it endures as one of my favorites. 

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