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pairing chef john's recipes 
May 11, 2012 4:35 pm 
Updated: May 14, 2012 12:37 pm
So here’s what’s happening. Here at the FNCC, we’ve been doing a lot of cooking recently using Chef John’s videos on Allrecipes. If you haven’t seen them yet, they’re great—instructional, but also fun and funny to watch just for their own sake, and the recipes are wonderful.)

Anyway, I’ve been having fun pairing wines with his recipes lately. So I'm hijacking my cocktails blog to scribble down a few reminders about these pairings before I forget. I’m not going to make a big fat deal out of this. My wine-pairing philosophy is simple: I’m just looking for something that increases the enjoyment of the meal; a successful pairing is one where the food and wine offer a friendly hand up, one to the other. And I’m not blowing out the bank either. The bottles will all be under $15 unless identified otherwise.
I’ll follow up with a pairing of Chef John’s Curried Short Ribs. I’m really jumping into the deep end with this one.

Ok, be back soon.
May 12, 2012 4:02 am
I’m with you bro on the KISS philosophy . . . marry up a bottle of Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill with Crunch ‘n Munch, and widdle your way to nirvana.
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My wife and I and our two devilish kittens live on Capitol Hill in Seattle. A few years ago, I got a masters in gastronomy. I'm a food/wine writer. I’m also blogging about cocktails.
My favorite things to cook
We cook fairly simple dishes using fresh local ingredients that we pick up at the Seattle farmers market. My favorite thing is making a nice slow-braised or long-roasted something on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I like cooking with wine (in the dish and in the glass...and in the cook).
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom never liked to cook, but she did well despite herself. Her mother, my omi, was from Munich and made delicious rouladen, sauerbraten and other traditional German and American dishes. Always bins and bins of home-baked cookies at Christmas. Wonderful rye bread. And beer. Opa would say, "Brotzeit ist die beste zeit."
My cooking triumphs
We’ve made the signature timpano dish from The Big Night a couple times. And for Thanksgiving 2007, we made Turducken. My wife and I are always volunteering to cook the big holiday meals with the family. We mix a signature cocktail, and get down to it.
My cooking tragedies
I made Thanksgiving Dinner for myself once when I was snowed-in in Denver. I nearly burned down the neighborhood.
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