As much as I love Fall, it doesn’t feel like it’s official until I’ve made one of my favorite desserts of ALL time, Ina Garten’s mouth wateringly delicious Pear Clafouti. Somehow the heavenly aroma of ripe Bartlett pears, sugar, vanilla, pear brandy and lemon zest baking away in the oven makes it truly official for me, despite what the calendar… Read More
Looking for the perfect hors d’oeuvres for guests to nibble while they await your fabulous holiday feast? Try these delicious Rosemary Cashews from one of my favorite cookbooks of all time, Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten (aka The Barefoot Contessa). Inspired by the bar nuts served at Union Square Cafe in New York City, these delicious, savory cashews are… Read More
A Barefoot Contessa-Inspired Valentine’s Menu: Mustard-Roasted Fish, Roasted Vegetables & Coeur à la Crème with Raspberries!
As a BIG fan of The Barefoot Contessa (aka Ina Garten), I was delighted to come across this Valentine’s Day menu of hers that’s packed with flavor, yet is also reasonably healthy. Delicious Mustard-Roasted Fish is accompanied by Roasted Vegetables and followed by an impressive Coeur à la Crème with Raspberries for dessert. Sound too difficult? I’m happy to say,… Read More
Thanksgiving is less than a week away – do you have your turkey recipe and wines all picked out? If not, never fear! The Glamorous Gourmet is here to help you out of your culinary quandary with some stellar Thanksgiving wine pairing recommendations and mouth watering turkey recipes. So first, let’s talk wine: Trying to find a wine to pair… Read More
Stephanie Miskew thinks life is better with wine and she wants to help you enjoy it to the fullest! As a Certified Sommelier, her real world advice on tasting wine like a pro, discovering which wines you truly love, picking the perfect bottle for any occasion and creating magical food and wine pairings will have you looking like a wine expert in any situation.
While our everyday wines are the vinous equivalent of a cozy blanket or comfy pair of slippers we slip into at the end of the day, at the other end of the spectrum are wines that are more akin to haute couture – think Chanel, Gucci or Dior. These “haute” wines are so meticulously-made, terroir-driven and exquisite, they imprint themselves… Read More
Key to learning about wine, sweet wines in particular, is a little term called Residual Sugar which is our Wine Word of the Week. While there are many factors that ultimately determine the perception of sweetness in wine, residual sugar is the actual amount of sugar left in a wine after the alcoholic fermentation – which can end in a… Read More
Audrey Hepburn’s legendary tiara in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Julia Roberts’ dazzling diamond and ruby necklace in Pretty Woman. Marilyn Monroe’s sexy signature Max Factor Ruby Red lipstick in Some Like it Hot. The perfect accessory can truly take a look from “meh” to “MARVELOUS,” and the same can be said for food as well. You see, crispy prosciutto IS the… Read More
Ahhhh the bounty of late Summer! When I see all the beautiful produce at the Farmer’s Market, it REEEALLY makes me want to do this. The ripe, multicolored heirloom tomatoes seem to long for a drizzle of grassy green olive oil and generous sprinkle of crunchy Maldon sea salt, while the fragrant, downy peaches are begging to be bitten into,… Read More
If you’re anything like me, the word “clone” immediately conjures a host of 1970’s B-movies featuring body-copying aliens who seek to wreak havoc on the human race. When it comes to grapes, however, that source of many 70’s childhood nightmares couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, a GRAPE clone is actually a very good thing! While most plants… Read More
There aren’t many wines that can boast the popularity of rosé in recent years. Much like the Duchess of Sussex, this imminently appealing wine seemed to come out of nowhere and take the world by storm. Years later, we STILL can’t seem to get enough, and our desire shows no signs of waning anytime soon. But the truth is, rosé… Read More