Yes, they are both made from rice that has fermented. But rice wine vinegar is... vinegar. They are about as interchangeable as red wine and red wine vinegar. If someone was making beef stew, and the recipe called for a cup of red wine, and they didn’t have red wine, you wouldn’t tell them to substitute red wine vinegar. That would be absurd.
Maybe — maybe — if a recipe called for just a tablespoon of sake as part of a much larger volume of a sauce or marinade, you could sub the vinegar. Vinegar, as its own ingredient, does make things taste good. But I’d argue you’re better off omitting it completely rather than altering the flavor profile of a sauce by adding vinegar when the recipe doesn’t call for vinegar.
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I recommend we cancel “mommy wine culture”. I feel it’s time to pass on something new to the next generation. I have been drinking for “relaxation” and “fun” for the last 20 years and that’s what my kids have learned helps me to relax to the point that they’re actually shocked when I DON’T have a drink at home every night or order a drink with dinner. I’ve switched to giving tea as a gift instead of wine. I now have a beautiful tea cup on my night stand at night instead of a wine glass. I’ve found that it’s nearly impossible to find cute gifts for my friends that don’t have some reference to alcohol or drinking to manage life better. Time to cancel this culture. I feel it’s been driven by our grandmothers who played bridge and sipped champagne or by our mothers who dealt with the stress of working full time and caring for kids. We are the generation that can stop this from continuing. Let’s teach our children something new. I would never buy a friend a towel that referred to doing coke to cope so why is alcohol any different??
Edited to remove “cancel culture”. Apparently I used it wrong.
So I posted the other day, because I knew I was going to be seeing MIL for the first time since the wedding, and I wanted everyone’s perspective. Well, since that post I did talk to a couple people and apparently the bridesmaids were joking about giving her a wine bath. They swear it was just a joke, because they’ve heard a lot of stories about her and she came in with an attitude. So, now I kind of feel like she is almost vindicated.
We went to their house for dinner. MIL was very cold, pretty much didn’t speak. I gave her back the clothes she left in the hotel room and looked upset and was like “oh, I didn’t really need this. Oh, thanks” and tossed them at FIL. DH said there is kind of an elephant in the room, and FIL said he would like to apologize. He spilled water on his pants and changed last minute, and he forgot to take the anti-anxiety pill out of the wet pants, and then he told MIL that he is sorry for taking pictures with us. He should have taken her home immediately, and he’s sorry he made her sit on the stairs crying. MIL said she doesn’t want to talk about it and it ended up being a great night.
DH looked at her confused and asked how did it end up being a great night. MIL said that after they left (right after pictures) FIL took her to do something special, and she had an amazing night, she hopes we did as well. MIL then looked me right in the eyes and said she would rather be out with her husband, than around my trashy bridesmaids. DH diplomatically said that he was glad she had fun, and too bad about the pictures, and MIL got very annoyed and said she didn’t plan on being in our pictures to begin with, because wouldn’t I just love to use photoshop and do something to her (never crossed my mind, now that she mentions it, I can think of some options)
DH said ok let’s agree to disagree, and FIL said that would be for the best, after someone apologized to her. I gave him a blank stare and said didn’t you just apologize to her. Also he jokes with her all the time. He teased her when he was trying to calm down that he was going to throw something at her, so it’s not like she is totally unable to understand sarcasm. Yes, I wish my bridesmaids didn’t make those jokes, but what is done is done.
After dinner we sat there in awkward silence, and she said she was going to take a shower and change, so I guess that was her goodbye. FIL was extremely cold as he led us out.