Wine and Walnuts

A blog about eating, drinking, cooking and reading in the not so Deep South

Food and Wine Pairing: Penne with Butter Thyme Sauce and Renzo Masi Chianti Rufina 2008

Kimberly Houston | February 5, 2010

This is quite possibly the easiest thing to prepare in my (ok, limited) repertoire of recipes.  It’s awesome-ness has to do with how simple it is to make, combined with how damn good it tastes.  I make it frequently as a side dish, but on a rainy night like tonight, when I’ve had a bad [...]

Food and Wine Pairing: Parmigiano Reggiano with Balsamic Vinegar, and a nice Chianti (fava beans optional)

Kimberly Houston | December 18, 2009

Last Saturday night, while I was preparing penne with pasta, sausage and tomatoes, I was seriously craving some kind of easy appetizer to silence my growling stomach as I was cooking, so I did this:
I love this as an appetizer any old time, but it’s ideal while you’re cooking and need a little something to [...]

Food and Wine Pairing: Penne with Creamy Tomato and Sausage Sauce, and 2006 Castellani Chianti Superiore

Kimberly Houston | December 13, 2009

Hmmmm, Saturday night.  I feel like when I do have the gumption to make a home-cooked meal lately, it’s usually on a Saturday night.  Why is this?  I reckon it’s because I have the entire day to prep, unlike on a weekday. That is, I have all day to: while away much time perusing recipes [...]