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Peter Creasey

Member Since 07 Nov 2006
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#1404530 Red or white wine matters?

Posted by Peter Creasey on 25 March 2017 - 09:48 PM

Laying aside any purism, when does it really matter whether red or white wine is used in food preparation?

#1404104 What WINE are you drinking?

Posted by Peter Creasey on 19 March 2017 - 01:40 PM

Oh my!!!...

Ch de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape '00 -- Perfect dark red, lots of sediment, effusive bouquet, deep fruits, garrigue, smooth, lush, fruit-forward profile underpinned with solid grip, sophisticated complexity, lovely Mourvedre notes, really a glorious Beaucastel now and built for the long haul.

Ideal complement to lamb chops, grilled yellow beets, and sauteed spinach...then Gouda cheese and fruit.

#1403835 The English Language

Posted by Peter Creasey on 15 March 2017 - 01:46 PM

Another VERY big pet peeve...


No problem!

#1403406 Nine Wines w/multi-course dinner

Posted by Peter Creasey on 08 March 2017 - 03:46 PM








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#1402401 The Rancho Gordo Thread

Posted by Peter Creasey on 19 February 2017 - 01:04 AM

As a bachelor for a few days, I found myself without any Rancho Gordo beans; thus, I cooked up some Good Mother Stallards tonight to go with sauteed catfish on a green salad.


Nice repast...with a common Chenin Blanc/Viognier!

#1402199 Prefab Shelving (for wine storage)

Posted by Peter Creasey on 15 February 2017 - 09:48 PM

I'm seeing lots of online sites advertising prefab shelving for wine storage.

Does anyone here have any suggestions/recommendations as to which would be the best source/approach for prefab wine shelving for a, say, 5' x 8' closet-type storage area with 10' ceiling?

I'm receptive to there being some assembly by me or by a hired carpenter/installer.

The shelving I presently have was built from scratch on premises to my specs by a VERY skilled carpenter; however, I was hoping to learn of a viable approach that would be "handier".

Thanks for any thoughts!

#1401372 Restaurants Social Media Tool

Posted by Peter Creasey on 02 February 2017 - 10:36 PM


Across the metro, restaurants are recognizing Instagram not just as a powerful social media tool, but as a force driving marketing and design decisions.


Restaurants Being Instagrammable

#1397867 Rarest Pasta!

Posted by Peter Creasey on 21 December 2016 - 02:24 PM

Absolutely fascinating (especially perhaps the videos)...

Italy's Rarest Pasta

#1397158 The Rancho Gordo Thread

Posted by Peter Creasey on 09 December 2016 - 10:36 PM

I'm glad I already got my stash of Good Mother Stallards.

#1395885 Christmas Stollen

Posted by Peter Creasey on 21 November 2016 - 10:48 PM

Another success in 2016...fun and rewarding (NOTE: this loaf is MUCH bigger than it looks in the photo.)!





#1395285 Food paraprosdokians!?!

Posted by Peter Creasey on 14 November 2016 - 05:22 PM

I (as did Winston Churchill) enjoy paraprosdokians.


Here are some I can recall offhand...


No food!  Just snacks!


The heart wants what the heart wants...the stomach wants what the stomach wants aka food.


The food here is terrible… and such small portions!


I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.


I like cooking with wine - sometimes I even put it in the food.


Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.


Okay, a non-food one, "There but for the grace of God — goes God."  – Winston Churchill

#1394728 Sonoma dining recs??

Posted by Peter Creasey on 04 November 2016 - 02:03 AM

In Sonoma area, can anyone recommend or discourage certain restaurants?...




Madrona Manor


Dry Creek Kitchen


Any other "can't miss venues"



#1387705 Uber in Paris

Posted by Peter Creasey on 17 August 2016 - 09:01 PM

Someone elsewhere threw up a warning red flag about using Uber in Paris, whether from Charles de Gaulle to downtown or just around town.  The implication seemed to be that competitors' resentments could cause peril!?!
Any thoughts?

#1387584 Michel Richard

Posted by Peter Creasey on 16 August 2016 - 09:58 PM

Some of his recipes

#1374225 Timely Burgundies w/multi-course dinner

Posted by Peter Creasey on 11 May 2016 - 07:09 PM


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