Last night I posted a picture of an Apple Creme Brulee tart, or what essentially could be called the love child of a creme brulee and an apple tart. The response was so overwhelming that I thought about publishing the recipe in a new book: How To Get Fat(ter) During a Quarantine: 75 Delicious Recipes to Stress Eat To. Perhaps a little dark gallows humor that I hope offends no one. Humor and eating are my coping mechanisms for all the stress of losing a job and the world crumbling around me….
I recently returned from the 11th annual Alsace Festival in Northern California and wanted to share my speech about food and wine pairing I gave before a sold out crowd at the technical conference. The following is a slightly revised version.
Good Morning, I’m here to speak about Food and Wine, or more specifically, how food impacts wine and vice versa. Matching food and wine is about marriages and contrasts. We will explore taste to see how food and wine work together from a chef perspective. I am going to begin with a brief history of myself, followed by general food and wine pairing tips, then figuring out what taste is from a chef’s perspective and finally tasting some wines together….