Monthly Archives: December 2007

Roasted Garlic Scampi With Minced Prosciutto

***image4***     If you’re a white wine drinker, here’s a recipe that gets its flavor,
in part, from garlic: Roasted Garlic Scampi With Minced Prosciutto.

    

     Begin by roasting some garlic in foil with olive oil for about
an hour, and set it aside. Dice a quarter-cup of Prosciutto and saute
with four tablespoons of olive oil and some minced shallots for about
15 minutes. Place the ham/shallot mixture in a saute pan on high heat,
toss in two lemon wedges…

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

RADICCHIO RISOTTO

    A Tasty Dish to Serve With Red Wine

     RADICCHIO RISOTTO

     Courtesy of Ferrari-Carano Vineyards, this recipe serves 4 and matches beautifully with most red wines.

Posted in Food and Wine Pairings/Recipes

Creative Cooking With Wine

    I love to cook with wine almost as much as I love to drink wine.

     The latter is for pure pleasure, of course. But the former is very satisfying for me because it involves creativity, attention to detail and using my hands.

     It also involves a little bit of decision-making, because the typical recipe that calls for wine is non-specific about the type of wine to use. It will indicate “white wine” or “red wine,” but what type of…

Posted in Wine Cellar Notes

A Toast to a Wonderful Charitable Cause

    Merry Christmas Eve!

     If you’re reading this on the night (or day) before Christmas, I must assume that you have all of your holiday shopping done. Either that, or you’re reading it so late that all of the stores have closed, and you’re now waiting for the After-Christmas Sales to begin.

     That actually has become a strategy of mine. With my family now spread out in various locales across the country, we exchange gifts whenever…

Posted in Editor's Journal
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