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Three Summer Reds for a Cold Eggplant Sandwich

I am a lover of eggplant, but I have not found it easy to make myself. Either it absorbs so much oil in cooking that it is saturated or there is an unpleasant bitterness to the seeds and pulp that … Continue reading

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Keep it simple: Serrano Pizza and Eric & Joel Durand 2004 Cornas Empreintes

Most pizza nights begin with a craving. For days I could practically taste a full-bodied, dark and spicy Syrah! Thus, I began by considering ingredients that would match a cool climate Syrah. I had chosen the 2004 Durand Cornas Empreintes. … Continue reading

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Food & Wine: Rounds of Dough

Over the weekend, the great pizza pie spirit once again moved me. Staring into the silent, inactivity of the refrigerator straining to imagine how one might unite a handful of disparate ingredients. My dough, made the previous day, was looming, … Continue reading

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Food & Wine: Eat your Turnip!

Last summer, a friend of mine who loves to cook and I developed a mutual addiction to experimental pizza and, naturally, finding delicious wines to match.  Not being equipped with a wood-fired, brick oven did not deter us from pursuing exalted flavors. … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Sparkling Wines

So this past Christmas, I had my family come to my house for brunch, and along with the standard food (eggs, potatoes, toast) I decided to have mimosas.  That morning when all the guests arrived, I mixed a pitcher of … Continue reading

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What to Pair?

One of the reasons I love reading Dr. Vino’s wine blog is the series of Impossible Food Pairing pieces that he does. As of yet, I haven’t seen him tackle what I believe to be one of the most difficult … Continue reading

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