cooking with wine

The Only Risotto Recipe You’ll Ever Need With Wine Pairings

The Only Risotto Recipe You’ll Ever Need With Wine Pairings

Risotto has got to be the quintessential food for cooking with wine. Like us humans, this dish simply cannot thrive without wine; it is that perfect ingredient that makes the dish just sing. Risotto comes from Italy; riso means “rice” in Italian. Rice was originally brought to the Mediterranean by the Saracens – Arab merchants who came […]

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Make These Italian Wine Cookies With Your Leftover Wine

Make These Italian Wine Cookies With Your Leftover Wine

Who else is exhausted from a month of holiday parties, dinners, and other assorted wine-laden celebrations? But just when you’ve tossed out the sweets, traded in artichoke dip for steamed broccoli, and vowed to drink a heck of a lot more water, you see it: a half-consumed wine bottle from that last New Year’s toast. […]

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The Secret Italian Sauce You Need to Make Right Now

The Secret Italian Sauce You Need to Make Right Now

Growing up, I always wished I were Italian. Don’t misunderstand me; I love my German heritage, but there was always a little part of me that was envious of my friends’ lilting last names, multi-course Christmas Eve dinners, and brash yet lovable family members. But the real reason that I longed to live la dolce […]

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Should You Cook With Expensive Wine?

Should You Cook With Expensive Wine?

When it comes to cooking with wine, conventional wisdom suggests a tried and true rule: one for the dish, two for the chef. But the truisms don’t end there, and some of them are downright contradictory. We’ve all heard that you should never cook with a wine you wouldn’t drink (thank you, Ina Garten!), but then, who wants to […]

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