Growing up Italian: More than a pie, It’s a Spaghetti Pie!
Wine and Food compliment each other, enhance each other. Sometimes they are opposite in taste (spicy / sweet) and that is ok, too. Like marriages or friendships, is often a fine balance that makes them work.
I recently started attending a wine pairing class, and met Sarah Tunnell. Yes! The Frugal Wine Gal from EDN is taking my same class. Sipping wine, and tasting food together, has inspired us to create a joint effort (very little effort, to tell you the truth) and co-write a piece.
This is the result of our first attempt. She is the Wine Gal, I’m the Food Dudette….what a hoot!
Julia Child said ” I love cooking with wine~I even put it in the food”
So do I! …and good wine I use. Possibly I like to drink the same wine I use in my dish, and viceversa. Life is too short to drink cheap wine, and our food is only as good as the sum of its main ingredients. Even a simple plate of pasta, can become an experience on its own. In fact, imagine a regular pasta dish that goes to the “beauty parlor”….it becomes a Spaghetti Pie!
Something so good, one can’t stop eating. Something so beautiful, one can’t stop looking…guaranteed.
Now, the Spaghetti pie is not for your everyday meal. It’s reserved for special occasions, since it is quite time consuming to prepare.
Also, it’s versatile that it could be done with or without meat. Even the vegetarian version is quite impressive, and definitely, incredibly tasty. For this recipe I chose to use ground Lamb since I has some triumphant Sangiovese wine from Oregon. Yes, from Oregon~Remy Wines 2012 “Ciel du Cheval” Sangiovese, to be exact. This incredible wine, made right here in McMinnville won me over at the first sip. It seems to find its perfect pairing in this culinary cornerstone of the Italian Cuisine. It was born to accompany memorable gatherings.
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So, turn the volume up, get your favorite music blasting, invite some great friends over. Open a bottle of Sangiovese, and make the Spaghetti pie.
YOUR Big Night just got better!
Until next time, Mangia and Ciao!
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