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Pairing Sparkling Wine With Cheese

Pairing Sparkling Wine With Cheese

A primer on pairing cheese with sparkling wines, with tasting notes on ten great bubblies and a cheese that makes a perfect match.

Opening the Trentingrana

Opening the Trentingrana

September landed me in Trento, Italy, a guest of renowned sparkling wine producer, Ferrari. Their wines are magnificent (on which more later), but the trip…

Best Thanksgiving Wines

Best Thanksgiving Wines

No single wine pairs perfectly with Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s a range of wine styles beautifully suited to the meal, which echoes the theme of abundance.

Zinfandel Gelato

Zinfandel Gelato

A recipe for Zinfandel Gelato, seasoned with spices.

Happy Birthday, Julia Child

Happy Birthday, Julia Child

Julia Child would have been 100 years old today. She hasn’t been gone long; she died only in 2004, two days before her 92nd…

Un Petit Repas

Un Petit Repas

There’s something exquisite about a little meal like this—un petit repas, en français. It is simple, it is complex, and its allure lies somewhere in between.

Gouda, Plus Wine

Gouda, Plus Wine

“The older the cheese, the smaller the bite.” It’s an old expression, less adage than dictum. Young, fresh cheeses have high water content, soft texture, and…

States of Grace

States of Grace

It is October, and so my vegetable garden is not in a state of grace. The tomato plants are, of the assembed, the most…

First of the Garden Meals, 2010

First of the Garden Meals, 2010

Suppertime. There's no veg in my fridge, nor fruit, for that matter. No meat, and only a little cheese. But I do have veg…

Rustic Onion Tart

Rustic Onion Tart

It never wins prizes for its looks, but this rustic pastry with caramelized onions, Gruyere, and bacon always wins hearts. When I serve it…

Roasted Delicata Squash

Roasted Delicata Squash

  Tonight I roasted delicata with garlic and oil, an easy fall staple. Roasting brings out squash's sweetness and mellows the garlic, and delicata's…