Archive for February, 2014

Finest Wine And Fowl Pairings, Part 2

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
It can be quite worthwhile to spend a little extra time, and perhaps extra money to match your wine and food. Cooking game birds, including pheasants, is somewhat different from cooking other meats. Keep in mind that pheasants don't have nearly the same amount of fat as conventional chickens, so make sure the birds do not dry out. Because of their gamy Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Weekly Guide To $10 Wines – A Carmenere Signed Chile’s Rapel Valley

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
We have reviewed several Chilean wines, most of them inexpensive. Today's offering comes from the Rapel Valley of central Chile, responsible for almost a quarter of Chilean wine production including some fancy ones. This valley is flanked by two mountain ranges and the local soil is loamy with clay. These hand picked Carmenere grapes were 60% aged in Read The Post [...]

Regional Italian Food And Wine Pairings – White Wine And Piedmont Dishes

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Unlike most regions of Italy, Piedmont in northern Italy is landlocked. This means that fish and seafood play a lesser role in the excellent Piedmont cuisine than they may in many other Italian regions. For centuries Piedmont belonged to the French kingdom of Savoy. So you can definitely expect French influence in Piedmont cuisine such as the extensive Read The Post [...]

Suggestions To Sharpen Your Cooking Skills And Tickle Your Taste Buds

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Copyright © 2014 M Noor Be sure to store all your spices in cool and dark places. Make sure they are not over the stove. Humidity, light and heat, will cause them to lose their flavor. That will not alllow for a great tasting meal. Get yourself a spice rack and store it in your pantry. Your spices needs to be kept in any area which is dark and Read The Post [...]

Which Wine Goes With Chicken Pairings, Part 2

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
It can be quite worthwhile to spend a little extra time, and perhaps a little extra money to match your wine and food. Chicken Kiev consists of boned chicken breast pounded and rolled around cold unsalted butter, then breaded and fried. It is also known as Chicken Supreme. And it is supreme. Some add garlic and even cheese or vegetables to the butter. Read The Post [...]

A Wine Lover’s Near Weekly Guide To $15 Wine – A Kosher Chilean Carmenere

Monday, February 24th, 2014
We have done lots of Chilean wines, most of them inexpensive. Today's offering comes from the major wine producing area of Chile's Central Valley. It stems (no pun intended) from the Lontue Valley some 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) south of Santiago, the nation's capital. The Korta family has been in the wine business since 1998. Their vineyards Read The Post [...]

Suggestions To Sharpen Your Cooking Skills And Tickle Your Taste Buds

Monday, February 24th, 2014
Copyright © 2014 M Noor Give a small pinch of sea salt to your ground coffee immediately before brewing. This may give a great punch of flavor to every single cup. This process works well either in a normal coffee brewer or a french press. Don't add the salt before brewing time though, or even your coffee flavor is going to be compromised. To Read The Post [...]

Choose A Wine To Accompany Veal Dishes, Part 2

Monday, February 24th, 2014
It can be quite worthwhile to spend a little extra time, and perhaps a little extra money to match your wine and food. Veal kidneys are considered the best kidneys. Even if you have been unhappy with other kidneys, try veal kidneys. Peel off the membrane before cooking and make sure that they aren't overcooked. The classic wine pairing for veal kidneys Read The Post [...]

What You Can Learn from Taking a Cooking Class

Monday, February 24th, 2014
By Stephan Taeib In the interest of full disclosure, let me start by saying I have a thing for cookbooks. My grandmother used to have this big book of dishes from around the world. So at the age of 7, I wasn't reading fairy tales. I was ogling the pictures from her book. I think I was in love with the soufflé. As the years went by, I tried Read The Post [...]

Which Wine Goes With Pork Dishes, Pairings, Part 2

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
It can be really worth your while to spend a little extra time and perhaps just a littlle extra money to match your wine and food. A pork chop is a slice of meat cut perpendicularly to the spine of the pig. Different cuts include center cut or pork loin chops, rib chops, blade or shoulder chops, and sirloin chops. The best chops for grilling are center Read The Post [...]