Cooking My Way Back Home has an amazing array of recipes, all of which would make great accompaniments to booze, whether that be cocktails, wine or beer. It’s the perfect food to serve at a boozy dinner party. Personally, those are my favorite kind. There is nothing better than spending an evening with friends around the table with platters of delicious food being passed and free flowing wine and cocktails. I can guarantee that the recipes in this book will not disappoint!
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2012 is here! We’d been waiting for it, watching it creep upon us but for some reason, it’s still surprising when it actually gets here. Now that the hoopla has died down, we have been thinking about what will be popular on the wine and spirits front in 2012
Tonight marks the Feast of the Seven Fishes in some Italian families. Others will choose to celebrate tomorrow. But, it occurred to us that there will be a great deal of fish and seafood consumed in the next week as Christmas morphs into New Year’s. Our own family traditions have come to include heaping amounts of San Francisco’s local dungeness crab. For Christmas, we make the local San Francisco seafood stew – Ciopinno – a medley of seafood and fish in a spicy tomato broth. For New Year’s, we get a smorgasbord of local shellfish – crab, shrimp, oysters and clams (if you are on top of things, order from Swan’s Oyster Depot, which has been slinging seafood in San Francisco for 100 years). What goes better with seafood and fish than white wine.
I recently finished reading My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme. And, despite the fact that Julia Child is dead, I was insanely jealous of her life by the time I finished. Who knew that Julia was tasting her way through Burgundy, as well as attending the esteemed Cordon Bleu. Was it the kind of jealousy that drives a person to assume another’s identity or commit rash acts? No. Rather, it was … Read more
It was the moment that I knew that I had finally turned into a full-on wine geek. It wasn’t the moment that I thought such an epiphany would strike. Was it in the middle of one of my many wine classes? No. Was it in the middle of the Bordeaux en primeur tasting? No. Was it when I purchased the Wine Grape Varietal Table (like the elemental chart but with wine grapes instead)? No, but … Read more