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#5371 Wilfrid

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:09 PM

The pan roasting game birds thing will be part of my repertory, along with how to de-salt bacalao in 20 minutes, when I am a gaga toothless bum who nobody listens to.

Wait guys, don’t be cruel...

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:44 PM

Jah, Sneak, but it's a smaller proportion of your total life lived so far, so it ought to be less alarming. ;)



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:46 PM

Can you eat small birds without teeth?



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:51 PM

Birds don't have teeth.


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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:51 PM

Jah, Sneak, but it's a smaller proportion of your total life lived so far, so it ought to be less alarming. ;)

 

With all due respect, I think you have that exactly backwards.


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Posted 06 December 2019 - 06:05 AM

Scrambled eggs with truffles.  Spinach salad on the side

 

I wanted a sparkling wine.  In my slavish devotion to Geographical Correctness, I grabbed this when I realized I had it.

 

2008 La Spinetta Vigneto Biancospino Moscato d'Asti

 

This wine isn't meant to age.  This wine is meant to be drunk the minute it's released.  But after Daniel and A's wedding, where I got this as swag (THANKS GUYS!), I put it away and forgot about it.  Until it hit me this afternoon, as I was thinking about dinner, that I had this Piemontese sparkler from long ago sitting somewhere.  And I even remembered where!

 

Now maybe a sweet wine isn't what you want with truffles.  But you know what?  It was fine.  And the 10-year delay in drinking it didn't do any irreparable harm.  It wasn't bright -- but the sweet peach flavor didn't cloy at all.  It was quite nice, actually.


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Posted 07 December 2019 - 06:26 PM

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For your next Barcelona trip.

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 07:19 PM

I hardly need to go to Spain for THAT.


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Posted 07 December 2019 - 10:26 PM

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But can you not be tempted by the Tempranillo/cab blend Grop?

I actually don’t know if you can drink Grop at El Glop, but Grop is very nice.

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 07:14 AM

Isn't Grop gloppy Japanese food?


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Posted 08 December 2019 - 07:24 AM

Scottish fried herring.  (Don't tell any Scots, but in the absence of oatmeal, I used buckwheat flour.)

 

Scottish potato-kale salad on the side.  (Don't tell any Scots, but I threw in a Jerusalem artichoke.)

 

I thought long and hard about the wine.  It occurred to me that a Kerner would be very good.  But I don't have any Kerner.  Then I remembered that Gemischter Satz -- that Viennese field blend that is one of the world's most delightful quaffs now that the Viennese have stopped adulterating it with antifreeze -- is an ideal pairing for fried light white fish.  Of course, herring is not a light white fish.  But I chose a rather big (for this type of wine) Gemischter Satz.

 

2016 Jutta Ambrositch Grinzinger Gemischter Satz "Glockenturm"

 

Still not big enough for the herring, I'm afraid.

 

But what a nice wine -- even at this advanced age Gemischter Satzes are never meant to reach.  Apples, pears, more apples, more pears, dead leaves.  A little more sour at the finish than a fresh young Gemischter Satz would be, though.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:05 AM

It does not have the flinty taste I associate with Chablis, but the Kirkland 2017 Chablis Premier Cru (at about $19) tastes delicious.


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