Does Vodka actually make Pasta taste better?

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Does Vodka actually make Pasta taste better?
Does Vodka actually make Pasta taste better?
Does vodka actually make pasta taste better? Is there an ideal ratio of vodka to pasta sauce? Is vodka even the best-tasting liquor for pasta alla vodka? These are all questions I set out to answer in today’s video. Hope you enjoy

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McGee, Harold. On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen:

Kenji’s Vodka Sauce Experiments:

Vodka Sauce Origin Stories:

Why does alcohol “burn”? (SciShow Video):



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0:00 Intro
1:32 How can alcohol impact the flavor of food?
2:53 Exp #1: Does vodka have to be cooked to enhance the sauce?
8:23 Debrief ️ How does ethanol work?
12:44 Exp #2: Is there an ideal ratio of vodka to sauce after cooking?
18:58 Debrief ️ Does it vodka actually make the sauce taste better?
20:54 Exp #3: Do other liquors taste better than vodka for the pasta sauce?
29:55 Conclusions Outro

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Filmed on: Sony a6600 & Sony A7C
Voice recorded on Shure MV7
Edited in: Premiere Pro

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