Wine and Walnuts

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

Marcella Hazan’s Epic Three Ingredient Tomato Sauce

Kimberly Houston | October 29, 2011

Crazy-good tomato sauce, best tomato sauce ever, simplest tomato sauce ever, revelatory tomato sauce . . .
I’d read so many superlatives about Marcella Hazan’s simple three ingredient tomato sauce, I nearly expected the stars to fall out of the sky when I made it.  Or to be transported to said stars.
Ok, so while that didn’t [...]

New Favorite Value Bubbly: Ruffino Prosecco

Kimberly Houston | October 24, 2011

I was surprised to find this Ruffino Prosecco in my local Teeter, as I never even knew Ruffino made Prosecco.  Turns out they didn’t, until now.
You’ve probably seen the familiar Ruffino label in most major supermarkets, usually on a bottle of Chianti or similar. But Prosecco?  Who knew?
(Ruffino is an Italian winery founded in Tuscany [...]

Food and Wine Pairing: Pizza Margherita and Riondo Prosecco

Kimberly Houston | June 17, 2010

What to Make When It’s Saturday Night and You Don’t Feel Like Cooking?
One recent Saturday night, I wanted a decent meal, but didn’t really feel like cooking, and I also didn’t want take-out.  I wasn’t feeling a turkey sandwich or a bowl of wheat chex, either, two of my other usual staples when I don’t [...]