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Pasta Absorption-Cooked with a Spanish Monastrell

I just tried out a new method of cooking pasta: absorption cooking in wine. Specifically, a Spanish Monastrell. I found the recipe in the vegetarian cookbook Herbivoracious by Michael Natkin. Oh, jeez. I’ve already done this cookbook a disservice by prefacing the title of it with the word “vegetarian.” Do not be prejudiced! As Michael [More]

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Ending the Debate over Paring Wine With Asparagus

Purportedly, pairing wine with asparagus is difficult, but I have found the ultimate wine. No one can convince me this will not be a perfect match. Problem solved! 0

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Barley Papardelle with Cabbage Sprouts at Il Corvo in Seattle

Eating at Il Corvo in Seattle for the first time, I took one look at the menu and knew I was going to get the Barley Papardelle with Cabbage Sprouts. I also knew I was going to get a glass of wine. I enjoyed a simple Italian Pinot Grigio poured into a rocks glass. Nothing [More]

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Vegetarian Thai Curry Gets Along With Riesling

Strolling through my neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Seattle, I’ve always meant to stop by the tiny kiosk that is Thai Curry Simple 2 for a generous bowl of vegetarian Thai curry. I wish I would have taken a better photo of the place but found this one on their Facebook page which captures the [More]

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Eat Your Vegetables and Drink Some Wine

I love this sign reminding all of us of an important nutritional message: “Eat your vegetables.” (The radish is pretty adorable, too.) And there are many vegetable-loving wines out there. Here are a few to get you started: Sauvignon Blanc Chenin Blanc Riesling Gruner Veltliner Sparkling wine Rosé Photo taken in Capitol Hill, Seattle. 0

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A Portuguese White Wine to Match a Cream Cheese Omelette

I brought a Portuguese white wine over to a friend’s house and it happend to be my dumb luck that he was whipping up a cream cheese omelette for dinner. And he was nice enough to make one for me as well. (Showing up with wine might have had something to do with it, though [More]

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A Portuguese Red Wine for a Vegetarian Pasta Recipe

This vegetarian pasta recipe was, like many of my favorite dishes, pulled out of thin air and comprised of leftovers. It was made even better by having a delicious Portuguese red wine to accompany the prep work, add a little zip to the sauce, and enjoy with the meal. First, the wine. The Quinta dos [More]

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