Communities

Writing
Writing
Codidact Meta
Codidact Meta
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Photography & Video
Photography & Video
Scientific Speculation
Scientific Speculation
Cooking
Cooking
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Judaism
Judaism
Languages & Linguistics
Languages & Linguistics
Software Development
Software Development
Mathematics
Mathematics
Christianity
Christianity
Code Golf
Code Golf
Music
Music
Physics
Physics

Dashboard
Notifications
Mark all as read
Q&A

What does "pale" in "pale dry sherry mean"?

+2
−0

I'm guessing that "pale" doesn't refer to color, because many sherries are already pale yellow?

In Chinese cooking, rice wine is often used as a seasoning to cover up certain unwanted flavors, like fishiness from seafood. Shaoxing wine, from Zhejiang Province, is a famous high-quality rice wine used for both cooking and drinking. Chinese rice wines sold for cooking are available in Chinese grocery stores. Chinese cooking wines are salted so don't use them as a table wine. An excellent, and often used, substitute is pale dry sherry.

Helen's Asian Kitchen: Easy Chinese Stir-Fries p. 18. Her similar post online.

.

Why does this post require moderator attention?
You might want to add some details to your flag.
Why should this post be closed?

0 comments

1 answer

+1
−0

No, it refers to the colour. By no means all sherries are pale yellow, and a Pedro Ximénez would not be a suitable substitute at all.

Why does this post require moderator attention?
You might want to add some details to your flag.

0 comments

Sign up to answer this question »