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Showing posts from November, 2015

The Thanksgiving Guide to Pairing Alsace Wines

A helpful guide from our friends at Wines of Alsace to help you plan your Thanksgiving feast!

A Tasting with "Cheeses of Europe"

I attended a  Cheeses of Europe  tasting last week where I sampled some extraordinary French dairy products. These items are already available in Texas, you can find them at HEB/Central Market, Whole Foods and some are also available at Costco. As the holiday season approaches and my entertaining increases, I will be choosing to use many of the different varieties on my own  cheese plates and in recipes. The organization's chef created some special h ors  d'oeuvre   for "the Texas palate" which meant adding some spice to the mix.   The unusual combinations had a good balance of flavors and demonstrated that you are only limited by your own imagination and personal preferences. The Prepared Bites: St Agur Blue cheese, jalapeno jelly and chipolte peanuts on black pepper  water crackers. St Andre Brie on baguette or roasted garlic crackers with spicy barbecue sauce and smokehouse almonds. Ile de France Camembert on melba toast or baguette with applebutter, sliced

Rodney Strong Vineyards

As originally seen in the November issue  of  Galveston Monthly  magazine