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Food and Wine Matching

  1. Food and Wine Matching - August 2013
    Posted On: July 31st, 2013

    Food and Wine Matching - August 2013

    As a change from the routine I’m writing about summery wines which go with almost anything because at this time of year catering can be impromptu and parties can involve a huge selection of food (especially if everyone is bringing along a dish). If you like a bit of continuity it’s good to have a wine in the house that...
  2. Food and Wine Matching - July 2013
    Posted On: July 1st, 2013

    Food and Wine Matching - July 2013

    It really is rosé weather now (or if it isn’t it should be) – sitting out on a sunny evening with friends enjoying some salty snack (my new favourite is chilli chickpeas made by coating chickpeas in a spicy marinade & baking them in the oven) with a glass of chilled Sancerre or Bandol is a lovely way to end...
  3. Food and Wine Matching - June 2013
    Posted On: June 3rd, 2013

    Food and Wine Matching - June 2013

    This June there are a lot of vegetables coming into season that would normally appear much earlier while other seasonal staples are catching up. It is good to make something summery with these late arrivals, such as sprouting broccoli with toasted almonds and a lemon dressing. By the end of the month there should be fresh peas, which if small...
  4. Food and Wine Matching - May 2013
    Posted On: May 6th, 2013

    Food and Wine Matching - May 2013

    At last the weather has warmed up, to celebrate uncork a bottle of Coteaux de Cap Corse: Domaine Pieretti Rosé and sit back and sip in the evening sunshine with some good olives, salted almonds and thinly sliced chacuterie (our current obsession is iberico ham). Recently we were lucky enough to have been given two beautiful Sea Bass (called a...
  5. Food and Wine Matching - April 2013
    Posted On: April 2nd, 2013

    Food and Wine Matching - April 2013

    Some of the most delicious dishes that stay in your memory are the simplest. More than ten years ago eating out at Fishworks in Bath I had a salad of thinly sliced fennel with sliced red chillis, Maldon salt, lemon juice and olive oil. I can’t remember the fish dish it accompanied because I was so bowled over by the...
  6. Food and Wine Matching - March 2013
    Posted On: February 28th, 2013

    Food and Wine Matching - March 2013

    Shellfish and crustacea are some of my favourite foods. A simple and cheap Moules Marinières served with crusty white bread is a feast fit for a King especially when accompanied by a bone dry Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie: Domaine de la Mortaine 2011 Another favourite is Spaghetti Vongole made with fresh clams – again a small ingredients...
  7. Food and Wine Matching - February 2013
    Posted On: February 3rd, 2013

    Food and Wine Matching - February 2013

    If life is a little busy at times it’s tempting to resort to some ready meals but this doesn’t mean you have to have something ersatz and dull. If you’re travelling in France stock up on haricots lingots (beans cooked in goose fat) or cassoulet, bake in the oven until crispy on top and served with a fresh green salad...
  8. Food and Wine Matching - January 2013
    Posted On: January 6th, 2013

    Food and Wine Matching - January 2013

    The bleak January weather makes me long to be in sunnier climes. The next best thing is to be eating something delicious from somewhere beautiful and exotic, so I’m perusing my Claudia Roden Mediterranean Cookery and Moro Cook books. Both make the connections between southern European and Middle Eastern cuisines and are inspirational. I can’t resist aubergines (though I hated...
  9. Food and Wine Matching - December 2012
    Posted On: December 2nd, 2012

    Food and Wine Matching - December 2012

    I’ll concede that we can talk about Christmas now that December has arrived and it definitely feels like party-time. That doesn’t mean there’s any excuse for drinking Mulled wine - my all-time worst drink. Much more fun and festive (& less headache inducing) is a champagne or dry sparkling wine. Champagne Yapp is a lovely dry growers' wine made by...
  10. Food and Wine Matching - November 2012
    Posted On: November 5th, 2012

    Food and Wine Matching - November 2012

    October was damp and mild so the snowy start to November in Somerset was a bracing and beautiful change. Weather like this justifies some cosy cooking so we’re looking forward to sausages round the bonfire and hearty soups. We enjoy simple kitchen suppers such as good quality sausages with roasted or mashed butternut squash and some cavolo nero or curly...

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