Tom Natan

    The other champagne grapes

    … showing his village — Trélou-sur-Marne, and surrounding villages before and after World War I, and also showing how champagne grapes were grown and harvested in the early 20th century. But as I found out during my visit, Bernard is also trying to preserve some of the agricultural history of the region as well. He’s growing four varietals of grapes…

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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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