The Harmony between Food and WineWritten by Dan Phillipe
Wine is a social drink which should be enjoyed in company of friends and .. food.
The right combination between food and wine is a source of ultimate bliss for every connoisseur. Both wine and food can benefit from right pairing. The right wine can accentuate unexpected gastronomical aspects of food and vice versa, wine can shine in a new light when accompanied by right dish. In order to savor splendor of such combinations, one does not need to frequent expensive restaurants and buy overpriced wines. Rather, when combining food and wine it is one’s intuition and curiosity that are of paramount importance.
Most rules for agreeable food - wine combinations date back to 19th century and are made by French cooks who travel around Europe showing other nations French savoir-vivre. It is since then that we know that champagne goes well with oysters, white wine – with seafood, and red wine – with game and red meats. Those rules, however, have been broken many times throughout years because nature of certain dishes and rich wine variety available allow for a much freer interpretation. For example, some red meats could be made more enjoyable by stronger white wines.
A more practical approach for combining wine with food is to avoid any possible dissonance between them. For example, an exceptional wine stands out much better when accompanied by a not so sophisticated dish that will bring out wine’s superb qualities instead of fighting with it. Certain wines and foods have “found” each other over years and represent especially suitable combinations. Generally those are regional wines and foods. Almost all local dishes go best with wines from their regions.
M & M's Royal Orgasmic Delight Written by Michael Levy.
The Levy's are two devoted healthy eaters. They love to discover new tasty, healthy dishes fit to set before kings & queens. Their latest dessert dish is indeed an orgasmic delight that allows taste buds to go on a journey of blissful decadence. And good news is it is packed full of natures goodness and can be part of a weight reducing diet.
First fill a jar three quarters full with pitted dried prunes, sliced oranges, lemons (optional) and a couple of cinnamon sticks. Fill to top with hot water just off boiling point. Allow to cool slightly and add two tablespoons of brandy, put on lid whilst still hot and this forms a seal. Store it in a cool place for one month. This will allow flavors to marinate.
Toast a cup full of organic rolled oats.
Next, grate some bitter Belgium pure chocolate (cooking chocolate has no added anything) in a dish. You can grate as little or as much as you feel necessary to electrify your taste buds.
Peel a ripe banana. Roll banana in grated chocolate. Now, Roll chocolate banana in toasted oats. Spread a couple of juicy prunes on top and slice into pieces. Close your eyes and savor each mouthful of delectable delight.