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Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of eating (and even more drinking) to find the best pairing combinations for some of the wildest foods around. From a Super Bowl inspired lineup on Real Simple, to wine and cake on Cosmopolitan my palate is tired! But, I realized there’s a method to the ...

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  • March 15, 2017

In an effort to continue cooking sans a hot kitchen this season, I’ve moved my culinary endeavors from the grill to the America’s most versatile appliance, the microwave. Though it’s fallen from grace with foodies, these humming boxes with their soft, radioactive glow can cook everything–from ...

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  • July 16, 2015

I couldn’t resist bringing Dare to Pair back to NYC when I visited last month, and what better excuse to indulge on wine and bacon then vacation? Sadly, the venerable tasting panel discovered that most bacon flavored snacks don’t actually taste like bacon, instead seeming either overly salty or ...

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  • May 6, 2015

It’s been awhile since I got the daring gang together (and brought enough wine to make the pairingsreally daring), and what’s better on a long President’s day weekend than putting wine with one of America’s most traditional foods? Answer: Nothing Obviously this wasn’t a turkey pairing, but ...

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  • February 19, 2014

It’s my constant and undying mission as a lush in life to make wine the go-to beverage over beer, soda, juice, water, and other liquids in general. Sometimes that takes a Shamu-sized load of trial  and error, especially when it means dealing with uuber salty/spicy/meaty/amazing/out-there foods. ...

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  • October 23, 2013

What happens when you put 200 dumpling wrappers, 10 girls, and 10 wines into a large Brooklyn Kitchen? One hell of a dinner party. It gets even more interesting when you ask them to rate their wines against classics like shrimp shu-mai or pork pot stickers and then do the same with more daring ...

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  • August 27, 2013

What is that magical ingredient that makes Cheetos so hard to resist? Or turns etiquette-minded ladies into finger-licking Doritos dust addicts? Thanks to the creativity of Nabisco, we’ll probably never know all the details, but that’s beside the point. The point is, how do you pair wines with ...

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  • July 30, 2013