Tom Natan

    The other champagne grapes

    … tastes like apples, which reminds me of Mauzac, the grape used to make sparkling wines in southwestern France. Arbanne is also highly acidic, and has a flavor that one taster described as green peppercorns. Bernard told me it was difficult to get seeds or plants of Arbanne and Petit Meslier anywhere in the Champagne region. He has planted a row…

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    Small plates, big service

    …, Italy Since this dish is basically meatballs in tomato sauce, I thought I’d pair it with our new spaghetti and meatballs wine: Azienda Agricola San Benedetto Chianti Tradizione ($14). We’ve just received shipments from two Italian wine producers, both in Tuscany. San Benedetto, near San Gimignano, makes classic northern Tuscan wines like Chianti…

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    Our wine is better than your water

    … by, but you can eat as if you do! Bon Appetit! Tom Baked Salmon with Walnuts and Bread Crumbs Serves 4 4 4-6 ounce salmon fillets, skin on, any little bones removed. 1 large clove garlic, peeled 1/4 cup walnut pieces 2 slices sandwich bread, or 5-6 baguette slices (remove the tougher parts of the crust if you’re using baguette slices), torn into small…

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