Food and Wine
To get the most out of your wine it’s good to know and understand what food it is best paired with. We discuss this in greater detail on our Pairing Food and Wine page. There are many sites out there offering great recipes, here’s just a few of our favourites. You will find their recipes on the Food Recommendations tab of our half bottles where appropriate.
Kitchen Bitching provides an open forum for amateur cooks to bitch about their culinary woes and get hints and tips from the very best source — other cooks! They also test kitchen equipment and related products. If they are happy with quality and performance they give their Approved seal (as they have done to halfwine.com).
We all love curry but most of us would probably not try to make it at home because it seems so difficult; this is where Reena comes in. She says "The food we prepare is not technically difficult but it is tasty and fresh. The majority of the recipes are of Indian origin and based on the food I was brought up on."
Dirty Kitchen Secrets
Lebanese cuisine has become synonymous with mezze, hummus and tabouleh. But, did you know that there is a whole other side to Lebanese cuisine that seems to be relatively unexplored and still very much a secret to the West?
Jan says “I have realised that I will never be naturally inclined to make a Gordon Ramsay style dish with all its components and beautiful plating. I am far more of the Nigel Slater, real food school of thought – why faff with individually plated things when a rosemary roast leg of lamb can be brought to the table with just as much praise and less fuss? I also now finally understand what my mom meant when she said: “Cooking a fancy meal for 6 people once a month is a breeze compared to feeding your family a nutritious, balanced meal every night - and not bore them out of their minds.””