Category Archives: Wine

Spanish Tortilla with Prosciutto

I have two reference points for Spanish cooking. One is Claudia Roden, an author with a wide range of cookbooks touching much of the Mediterranean. She is also the author of Food of Spain, a magnificent compendium with 609 pages … Continue reading

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Homemade Fettuccine with Oyster Mushrooms and Pancetta

Once again, I enjoyed a meal featuring homemade pasta and marvelous, fresh oyster mushrooms. I was feeling a bit bereft during August because my source for top-notch mushrooms was on vacation. Elizabeth Almeida, the entrepreneur and founder of Fat Moon … Continue reading

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Clams and Linguine

I had a hankering for clams this weekend, so I bought a pound of Littlenecks (along with other seafood) on Saturday at New Deal Fish Market in Cambridge. As always, the quality was excellent. So Sunday’s lunch was relatively simple: … Continue reading

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Georgian Wine with a Cabbage and Onion Torta

We had a large head of cabbage taking up a lot of space in the refrigerator for more than a week, so I was motivated to find a way to use it soon. Barbara’s go-to dish for cabbage is cole … Continue reading

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Express Post: Baked Leftover Vegetables with Montasio Cheese

I had some leftover vegetables from a rice dish made a few days earlier, so I combined them with sourdough croutons and grated Montasio cheese to make a crispy baked vegetable dish. Again, the wine was a rosé from Puglia. … Continue reading

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Farro and Vegetables

I think Farro is a superb grain. Substantive, flavorful, just chewy enough, and it goes with almost everything. Last week I cooked some with a mess of vegetables for dinner, and it was great. Here is my list of ingredients: … Continue reading

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Eye Candy, Food and Wine Department

These are some of my favorite photos from July’s food and wine adventures. Wine and Small Plates with Friends Snapshots  

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Grilled Octopus for Lunch, Briam for Dinner

This is another post in an abbreviated form, so you can gain the essence of the experience quickly and extract what is useful to you. Lunch was Grilled Octopus, combined with white beans, red onion, rouille, and flying fish roe … Continue reading

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Trying Something Different #2

Here’s a quickie that demonstrates several of my current favorite food elements: sourdough bread, octopus, homemade pasta, cheese, wine, and olive oil. My Sourdough Bread with Octopus, Chickpeas and Halloumi Homemade Fettuccine with Vegetables That was lunch. Dinner that night … Continue reading

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Trying Something Different

I want to try out a new approach for some of my blog posts. Rather than attempt to tell a story along with our cooking, I will just post one or more dishes with a short description and, perhaps, a … Continue reading

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