7 of the Best Comte Substitutes

Comte is a French cheese made of unpasteurized milk produced during the summer. It’s aged in caves in the Alps for up to two years and is most known for its complex flavors. Comte is described as fruity, yet sweet and salty, and very savory.  It’s most commonly used for making fondue, or for a …

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6 Chanterelle Mushroom Substitutes

A Chanterelle mushroom is an orange, yellow, white, or sometimes a mixture of these that has a funnel-shaped bottom. They are edible wild mushrooms that taste nutty and earthy and are best when cooked and prepared. What mushrooms can you substitute for chanterelle mushrooms? You can substitute oyster mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, and maitake mushrooms for …

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5 Enoki Mushroom Substitutes

Enoki is a skinny, long mushroom that can be bought in bundles. They have been growing wild in Eastern Asia and North America since as early as 800 BCE. They have a mild, slightly fruity taste and were originally cultivated for their long stems, color, and nutrients. The enoki mushroom stands out from other mushrooms …

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6 Club Soda Alternatives

Club soda was created with the intention of mimicking natural mineral water. The minerals give it a sharp taste and it’s most often used as a mixer for cocktails. Some people also like to drink club soda on its own, and it can also be used for baking. If there’s none available to you, though, …

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8 Non Alcoholic Substitutes For Brandy

Brandy is a widely popular alcoholic beverage that is the base for many mixed drinks and cocktails. It is an acquired taste, not one that everyone can say they love, however, those that love it, really love it.  Whether you are pregnant, sober, taking a break from drinking, whatever the cause may be, there are …

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6 Parma Ham Substitutes

Parma ham is prosciutto. Prosciutto is a type of dry cured Italian meat. The main difference between prosciutto and parma ham is that not every type of prosciutto is parma ham. Parma ham is from the Parma region of Italy and is made  from dry cured pork legs. It is a delicious style of meat …

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5 Substitutes for Curing Salts

Don’t have any curing salt? Did you know you shouldn’t use regular table salt? Well, then what should you use? Some substitutes for curing salts are saltpeter, non-iodized sea salt, kosher salt, Himalayan salt, and vinegar. There are a lot of options for replacing curing salts. Let’s look at some of them! 1. Saltpeter Saltpeter, …

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7 Substitutes For Calvados 

If you are not familiar with calvados, it is, in short, an apple flavored brandy. It is a very specific brandy, only made in Normandy France. It is started as a cider with apples only grown in Normandy. Four different types of apples are included. The types are bittersweet, sweet, bitter and bittersharp. It is …

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6 Ground Bean Sauce Substitutes

Ground bean sauce is a condiment made from fermented yellow soybeans. It can be thin, smooth, chunky, or thick in texture. It often has other ingredients for extra flavoring like garlic or chilies. It’s used to add flavor and color to main courses like tofu, stir-fries, pork, duck, fish, and vegetables. It also makes for …

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6 of the Best Kombucha Alternatives

Kombucha is a fermented drink with its main ingredients as tea, sugar, yeast, and bacteria. It’s most commonly consumed for its health benefits. Other juices and sugar are often added for extra flavor. Generally, kombucha tastes acidic and tart.  The flavor can depend on how the bacteria and yeast ferment, though. If they absorb most …

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