wine with food

Adventures in Eating: Aurora Pepi’s Appetizer

Imagine waking up each morning on 70 acres of fertile vineyard, bordered by the Napa River, one mile south of Oak­ville in Napa Valley. That is the place where Rob­ert and Aurora Pepi call home. Their “home” is chateau-like, built in stone and oak to match their all stone winery next door. The Pepis purchased this… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Stuffed Bell Peppers in Beer Sauce

We are on a new food regimen for 1988! Paul had purchased a book titled “The 120 year Diet”, by Dr. Roy L. Walford M.D.. Overnight he became a disciple of Dr. Walford’s and has fi­nally converted me, too. Dr. Walford declares, that one can have a better quality of life and longevity, through nutritional… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Pâté Petite Princess

Why the versatile pâté has never really caught on in the U.S. is a bit of a mystery to me. It comes in so many variations, dif­fering from province to province, and even from village to village. Perhaps it is be­cause the recipes for these tasty concoctions were usually carried by the memory of vil­lage… read more »

Souls and Goose Livers

“Burgundy,” said Erasmus, “is the blessed province, and should be called the mother of men, since she nurses them on such wonderful milk.” He was speaking of her wines of course, which we found out were perfect with pâtés! We just returned from our Bordeaux and Burgundy wine evaluation trip. In addition to the wine, the… read more »

Adventures in Eating: Beef Fiesta Casserole

She was a bit of a tomboy with her dark hair, cut short in a dutch-boy bob, and with a smile and gaze that was bewitching. Slen­der as a young girl, she is now a grand­mother, beautiful, and still slender and be­witching. This is my cousin, Melina. We grew up living next door to each… read more »

Wine with Food: With Eggs and Omelets

Wine with Food: With Eggs and Omelets by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | July 1982 Now—whoever heard of serving wine with breakfast? Well—I must say that wine with two fried eggs and bacon does not evoke the mental picture of flavor harmonies! However, there are some very appropriate combinations with certain egg centered dishes that do lend themselves… read more »