Does alcohol used in cooking all evaporate?

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Does alcohol used in cooking all evaporate?
« on: 06/08/2010 17:30:02 »
Elvira  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
My daughter was on heroin but made an amazing recovery, now already six years, and she has her life together ...

She is not supposed to drink alcohol and has not done so ... when we cook certain foods with alcohol (for example risotto or desserts) we wonder whether this is safe for her to eat ... whether the alcohol has evaporated in the cooking process?

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Greetings from Elvira, in Johannesburg    

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Does alcohol used in cooking all evaporate?
« Reply #1 on: 06/08/2010 23:21:29 »
Ethanol (alcohol) boils at 78.1 C, so if the food is raised above this temperature for any length of time, and the "steam" is allowed to escape, the alcohol will boil off leaving very little in the food.

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Does alcohol used in cooking all evaporate?
« Reply #3 on: 11/10/2010 01:09:48 »
http://www.ochef.com/165.htm

Would this also apply to a beer battered chicken parts deep fried?