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#1 Divine One

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:53 AM

Any idea where I can pick up verjus (or verjuice) in DC area, hopefully Va? Making a duck with verjus and green peppercorn sauce and have had no luck at all. Many thanks!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:33 AM

Any idea where I can pick up verjus (or verjuice) in DC area, hopefully Va? Making a duck with verjus and green peppercorn sauce and have had no luck at all. Many thanks!


Call around to Lebanese/Syrian shops (asking for it as "husroum"). Perhaps other ethnic shops could have it as well, under a different language name?
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:41 AM

Will do - thank you. My back up is another fruit vinegar, but the real thing would be better.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

Happy to report they had it at the Butcher's Block by Brabo. Well, actually they were out but were kind enough to donate some to my dish. Now that is excellent service - they earned my loyalty.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

I was looking for sour grape juice, which I understand is similar but perhaps less expensive.  Lebanese Taverna Market said they don't have it.  If anyone else knows where to get it, I'd love to know.  Otherwise, will try Butcher's Block for verjus.

 

(Mainly, I need a non-alcoholic substitute for wine in cooking - dishes I've made with lemon juice or vinegar instead haven't been great. Though I think this may only substitute for red wine?)



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

I was looking for sour grape juice, which I understand is similar but perhaps less expensive.  Lebanese Taverna Market said they don't have it.  If anyone else knows where to get it, I'd love to know.  Otherwise, will try Butcher's Block for verjus.

 

(Mainly, I need a non-alcoholic substitute for wine in cooking - dishes I've made with lemon juice or vinegar instead haven't been great. Though I think this may only substitute for red wine?)

I have seen verjus at Wegman's, Balducci and BlackSalt, if my memory serves me. (Please call to verify, if you are planning to make a trip to one of these locales.)






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