Ricotta Gnocchi

So one of my goals over the past three or four years has been to perfect the most masterful of Italian culinary creations… ricotta gnocchi. Truthfully, the first 15-20 times I’ve made them they weren’t that good, actually they were downright bad… but I’ve been steadily getting better. While not yet perfect, I’d say that myContinue reading “Ricotta Gnocchi”

Wine Review – 2012 LOLA Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

When I decided to start this website my ultimate goal was to share my knowledge and passion for all things food and liquid with each of you, in the hope that it would open your eyes and minds to things that maybe you’ve never seen or thought of before. To expand your horizons, so to speak. IContinue reading “Wine Review – 2012 LOLA Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast”

Pork & Mushroom Agnolotti and Parmesan Panna Cotta (w/ wine pairings)

So this dish was originally going to be raviolis, but after taking a mental picture of the finished product the round panna cotta and round raviolis were a bit redundant. Quick fix, agnolotti! Agnolotti is simply pasta dough folded over a filling, and the shape is traditionally a half circle (though I have seen some square agnolotti… blasphemy!).Continue reading “Pork & Mushroom Agnolotti and Parmesan Panna Cotta (w/ wine pairings)”

8hr Braised Beef Short Ribs

So the weather is a bit nippy… pair that with the fact that I have been talking about old vine California wines all day and will be opening one this evening, and the equation equals “hmm, I need something with big flavor tonight!” Now I very rarely go to the store with a pre-conceived dishContinue reading “8hr Braised Beef Short Ribs”