CATEGORY: Wine
Rosé Wine-Steamed Mussels and Crouton Fries

Rosé Wine-Steamed Mussels and Croûton Fries

Eat with your hands and know happiness.
Swiss Chard Risotto with Chicken Meatballs

Swiss Chard Risotto with Chicken Meatballs

The best risotto is a creamy celebration of wine and butter and cheesiness. And this is one of those.
Braised Lamb Shoulder with Spring Peas and Eggs and Mushroom Barley Salad

Braised Lamb Shoulder with Spring Peas and Eggs and Mushroom Barley Salad

Imagine lamb stewed with wine, eggs, cheese, and peas. Now, imagine big lettuce leaves with big mushrooms, big barley, and a big dressing. A lot of bigness.
Chicken Bouillabaisse with Rouille

Chicken Bouillabaisse with Rouille

This stew became extra-special when a dollop of garlicky rouille sat on top.
Farfalle with Golden Beets, Beet Greens, and Prosciutto

Farfalle with Golden Beets, Beet Greens, and Prosciutto

The recipe for "Farfalle with Golden Beets, Beet Greens, and Prosciutto," from the October / November 2011 issue of Fine Cooking, is a brilliant masterpiece -- a silky mix of everyone's favorite pasta shape (bow ties!), sweet beets, and that sweet perfume of white wine.
Baked Tofu Steaks and Mushroom Gravy and Couscous with Roasted Butternut Squash and Preserved Lemon

Baked Tofu Steaks and Mushroom Gravy and Couscous with Roasted Butternut Squash and Preserved Lemon

The recipe for "Baked Tofu Steaks and Mushroom Gravy," from veggiebelly.com, appealed to me with its minimalism: just tofu and garlic?! Just a simple marinade?! Wow.
Quick-Time Sausage Cassoulet and Mashed Potato Casserole

Quick-Time Sausage Cassoulet and Mashed Potato Casserole

So: how quick is "quick"? Realistically, this meal might be enjoyed after two hours of prep and cooking, which doesn't sound too "quick," right? But I didn't care.
Chicken with Cornbread Stuffing and Sherry Pan Sauce and Cheesy Broccoli-Cauliflower Casserole with Rye Crumb Topping

Chicken with Cornbread Stuffing and Sherry Pan Sauce and Cheesy Broccoli-Cauliflower Casserole with Rye Crumb Topping

Motivated by the food moods of Thanksgiving and Christmas, I've stuffed, basted, and roasted a chicken! It was a beautifully bronzed masterpiece.