Food

    Scenes From an Italian Wedding and Bacon-Wrapped Cauliflower and Broccoli Florets

    Hello there! Long time no talk and no cook! :-) My personal photographer has been buried alive in the office, working long exhausting hours, and I have been busy with a … home project that is taking more than I was expecting. So where were we? Ah, my cousin’s wedding! Care to know how it was? Sure! Let me set the tone of this post right away by saying that I don’t like weddings.

    5 readers - By Flora's Table

    Recipe: Portuguese Pan-Fried Hake Fillets with Creamy Tomato Rice

    Filetes de Pescada com Arroz de Tomate (Malandrinho) - Portuguese Pan-Fried Hake Fillets with Creamy Tomato Rice Author: Andrea Smith Recipe type: Fish Cuisine: Portuguese Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Print Fantastic recipe to warm the belly on a chilly autumn's day! Ingredients Tomato Rice 500 g (about 1 la.

    5 readers - By Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino

      Roundup of Catalonia-style Food and Cavas

      Wine Trail Traveler - - 5 readers - 50 Great Cavas Media Tour We recently returned from Catalonia, a region of Spain where we discovered fine foods, cavas and still wines. Along the way we posted 11 Wine Trail Traveler blogs featuring the wines and foods easy to discover in this Mediterranean region. We could not have asked for better food, better cavas or better weather. Did you miss the Cat ...

      Pinot Noir BBQ Sauce

      Vindulge - - 6 readers - Pinot Noir BBQ Sauce by Mary on October 6, 2014 When the delicate flavors of Pinot Noir and the bold badass flavors of BBQ sauce collide. Shortly after hubs got Big Smokey he started catering events. Since the man works in business by day — and has never worked as a caterer or even in a restaurant for that matter (unless you count the one time he worked as a busboy when h ...

      Keller S Riesling 2012

      Wino sapien - - 5 readers - A recipe for gado gado. 1 portion of satay sauce / 3 large cubes of firm tofu (approx 600g, cut into 5mm slices, each slice deep fried till golden and then sliced into batons) / 6-7 medium potatoes (peeled, cut into 2-3cm cubes and boiled for 9 minutes in salted water) / 2 medium Chinese cabbage (wombok, sliced and cleaned and then blanched in boiling water for 1 minutes, then ...

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      Lamb tagine with seven vegetables

      … Somewhat belatedly I've invested in a tagine and heat diffuser. Till now I've been making do with my trusty Le Creuset cocotte. . . I suspect the difference in the meals I cook will be fairly marginal, but the sounds and smells of my imaginary Morocco already seem clearer. Seven, the magic number. In summary - brown the meat and while doing…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      Keller S Riesling 2012

      …, cucumber and shallots and serve with the satay sauce. A tasting note. Keller S 2012. Florsheim-Dalsheim. Troken 12.5%. Approx $A80. It is similar to the cheaper Von Der Fels, though less convincing. The cork is tight and once again it smells sweet, but in the mouth it is mostly dry. Stone and pollen, white pepper and flowers. It seems held and false. . . there is sweetness in attack, but then a slate dry, citrus pith finish. . . an incomplete amalgam. http://feeds.feedburner.com/WinoSapien Click here for the original context …

      5 readers - By Wino sapien

      Lomo

      … I started off with a 450g pork tenderloin, after salting it was down to 340g and now after a month of drying, in the controlled environment of my spare fridge, which doubles as my white wine store, the meat weighs 260g. It is acceptable. I was concerned it might be slightly sweet from the sugar in the cure, but it's mostly salt and paprika…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      La Sibilla: Lessons in Salt and Acidity

      … Photo by Oliver McCrum- Falanghina and Salty Fried Fish. One of my favorite terroir-minded producers from the area around Naples is La Sibilla, a winery owned and operated by 5 generations of the Di Meo family. I love Southern Italian wines, especially from Campania. This is where you can go deep into Italy’s history, and uncover the really…

      1 readers - By Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek

      A hip of wine from Hidden Bench

      … earlier, June 2014 note: “The richest Terroir Caché to date, making use of its barrel in judicious but never obnoxious ways. Huge Bench wine, needs 10 years for sure. From my earlier, April 2014 note: “No other Niagara red and for sure no alternative Peninsula Bordeaux blend exists in such a vacuum of dichotomous behaviour. Act one is an out…

      2 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Roundup of Catalonia-style Food and Cavas

      … 50 Great Cavas Media Tour We recently returned from Catalonia, a region of Spain where we discovered fine foods, cavas and still wines. Along the way we posted 11 Wine Trail Traveler blogs featuring the wines and foods easy to discover in this Mediterranean region. We could not have asked for better food, better cavas or better weather. Did…

      5 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      My goodbye to summer: tomato, olive and eggplant spaghetti

      … of olive oil. Put a pot of salted water over the stove to boil. While the water is warming up, in a small pot, heat 1/2 cup of olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the eggplant strips and cooked them until they brown. Remove the strips from the pot and place them on some paper towel. When the water is boiling, add the spaghetti and cook until al…

      1 readers - By Flora's Table

      Smoked Tri-Tip Sandwiches with Chimichurri Sauce

      … Factor: This was also a picky toddler approved meal! WINE PAIRING Now most folks will recommend red wine with smoked steak. But doused in this sauce with all its herbaceous and acidic flavors opens it up to white wine. White wine with steak? You betcha! Look for something with strong herbal and lemony characteristics that mimic…

      2 readers - By Vindulge

      Kuhlman Cellars

      … it means there will not be anything built across the road to take away from the view they currently have. Chris explained the different blocks of vineyard they will be planting which will eventually be a total number of seven acres. Marsanne and Roussanne will be planted first. Chris pointed out the gutters had just been installed…

      2 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Prawn cutlets

      … I made too much Marie Rose sauce and so it was back to the fish shop to purchase more prawns. I wanted to share a childhood memory with my own children. My Father would cook a batch of cutlets and we would devour them, I can still remember the fizz as the prawns hit the oil. . . I bought a score of Jumbo kings, may be 70 grams a piece…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      First Annual Empty Glass Wine Festival

      … The post First Annual Empty Glass Wine Festival appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. The Empty Glass is a wine bar located in Tomball, Texas, and the majority of wines they offer are from Texas wineries. On October 5th, they held their 1st Annual Texas Wine Festival. The festival was held in the park opposite the Empty Glass and winery…

      3 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Helping hands

      … A mostly successful rendition of this recipe for feta stuffed flat breads; though my daughter, hand pictured, did managed to eat much of the feta before it could be placed into the bread. My dough was a little too watery and sticky, and not the easiest to handle, so the resultant 'flatbreads' were several inches thick. . . For future reference…

      2 readers - By Wino sapien

      Friday Favorites — still rocking the rosé wines

      … A weekly roundup of my favorite things in the categories of wine, food, travel, and lifestyle. WINE I’m still drinking rosé and it’s a great time of year for it. We have had a damn near perfect fall season so far. With the exception of some light rain a few days in September the weather has been amazing these last few weeks. Therefore, I’m…

      1 readers - By Vindulge

      Bresaola day 1

      … So far - A 610g piece of beef tenderloin, rubbed and covered in a salt/sugar/spice/herb mix (2 tablespoons of flaked salt, and the same of sugar, 1 tablespoon of chopped rosemary, the same of thyme leaves, 7 juniper berries crushed, 1 teaspoons of ground black pepper). Set aside in zip lock bag for 14 days, after which it will be rinsed and air…

      1 readers - By Wino sapien