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2018-09-25

I now decided to go at least twice months eating in a Restaurant, also being at home. I like cooking too much, but input from another cook is always good, otherwise after while, I might become boring with my dishes.

Like this standard sauce ;-).  It is excellent for nearly all white meet and pork

My standard sauce

My standard sauce

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Divina Villa Black Label, Divina Villa white label, Nuricante Umbria Grechetto
Sure, not too tannic wines, because of the sauce and because of the white meat. I had a bottle of Mimoso from Catello di Montegiove. This is a blend of Montepulciano and Sagrantino, but very smooth, fitted perfectly.   But a good structured White is clearly possible.

2018-09-25

In my opinion Umbrian Sausages should never be eaten without a bottle of San Giovese. You need a bottle, because they are always so salty, that you need a glass at least for half a sausage....well you could drink water, but...

Due San Giovese, 3 Salsicce

Due San Giovese, 3 Salsicce

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Rosso di Spica, Corio Rosso del Umbria
Two San Giovese in "purezza".  "Campo della Fiera" dal Lago di Corbara,   'Trevite"   from Ïl palagione in Tuscany. Tutte e due buoni. Il Campo della Fiera piú scuro, Il Trevite pi...

2018-06-27

I am preparing now to move and want to consume as much as possible from the food I have and to buy as less as possible.

I had an aging piece of guanciale, which needed to be processed,  some ham in big slices and 3 potatoes, an open package of "Gluten Free" pasta from Cannabis.

German Carbonara

German Carbonara

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Montefalco Rosso
A good strong robust red wine! I had Rosso di Montefalco and was happy.

2018-06-27

Friggitelli is a classical dish from the Italian cuisine. It is made from a special pepper, which is smaller than the normal bell pepper and elongated. They are panfried as a whole and I like the nearly burned taste of friggitelli.

Friggittelli, ma no!

Friggittelli, ma no!

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Martavello, Assisi Rosato, Soana
I used this dish for a wine tasting between "Tili Young" and "Martavello". The Young is spicy enough  to resist, but the Rosè was definitely better.

2018-05-27

Should I show the lamb head before cooking?

For a while in my life I was thinking that only those people have the right to eat meat, who also are willing to kill an animal (and see a bloody head of a dead animal)

Lamb Head

Lamb Head

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Martavello, Divina Villa white label
Wine is not an easy decision. The brain would definitely go better with a white wine, but the tongue and the other meaty parts of the head would prefer a red. A Rosé  or a less tannic red wine is the choice.

2018-05-26

Italian are principled, at least in their opinions on food 🙂 .

They get really upset about the German way of having bread, butter and cheese or ham.  They abhor the combination  fat and fat as butter and cheese, I admit this. And even ham is fat.

 

But: the Romans  deep fry Ricotta ad Mozzarella. Isn't this fun? Adding fat by deep frying to already fatty cheese? :-).

Deep fried Lamb cutlets

Deep fried Lamb cutlets

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Nuricante Umbria Grechetto, Assisi Young, Martavello
I drank Tili Young and it fitted well. Tili Young is strong but a bit spicy and youthfull.  I would not have a too noble red with this dish.   I really can imagine a good structured white as the Nuricante. And obviously also my Martavello Swiss Knife would fit.

2018-04-29

This is another spring recipe.  Fresh garlic you only get in spring. Asparagus you get  now more often, but the little, best wild ones, only in spring and this is its season!  Pork cheek (guanciale) is always in  my fridge. I get into an existential crises if it is missing, same with spring onions as long as they are available.

Asparagus with pork cheek and fresh garlic

Asparagus with pork cheek and fresh garlic

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Nuricante Umbria Grechetto, Ascanio grechetto, Grechetto dell’ Umbria
White or Rosé wine, but a good Grechetto will be the best choice.

2018-04-27

These noodles got their name, because I found the main ingredient - fresh garlic- on a veggie stand along the SR71 from  Montefiascone to Viterbo. Along the same street I found also the other ingredient: pork sausage from a farm with butcher shop.

Noodles Montefiascone Spring

Noodles Montefiascone Spring

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Rosso di Spica, Corio Rosso del Umbria
I don't know why, but for me pork sausage needs Red Wine. You could argue, they are spicy, they are salty, a white w ine would be better. Does not meet my taste. A robust and stron...

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