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Food glossary

A variety of wines

Saké

This is a traditional Japanese rice wine. Sawanotsuru Deluxe Saké is available from Waitrose.

Uses: Saké can be served warm or chilled as a drink. It is also used as a cooking ingredient and is said to tenderise, to supress unwanted strong smells, to tone down saltiness and to peserve delicate flavours. Saké is slightly stronger than mirin.