October Food & Wine

I’ve pretty much given up trying to keep this blog chronological.  When I get behind, there’s so much material to share that I pull it up as best I can.  This brief post is about some fine dishes during this October.

One of my favorite wines this year is Villa Creek’s 2013 Fiano, a Campania grape that somehow appears to do beautifully in Paso Robles, CA.  The other night I needed a late night snack.  The solution was pan-fried Shishito Peppers with sea salt from Ibiza, some slices of a vegan cheese (Chao), and two glasses of Fiano.  Perfetto!

Evening Snack with Fiano

Another night I decided to use my favorite small French copper pot to braise some small white and red onions from our CSA.  I bought the pot over 20 years ago at Dehillerin in Paris, and I have always loved how well it cooks.  Here is the before and after braise views:

Braising Onions in a French Pot Braised Onions with Lemon and Herbs

For a different dinner, Barbara and I collaborated to make Spinach and Tofu Wontons in Homemade Vegetable Broth, from Martha Rose Shulman in the New York Times.  This is a superb recipe, and we were delighted with the results.

Spinach and Tofu Wontons

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