Wine Food Pairing - Edamame, Who?

Wine food pairing needed a light, quick interesting snack for surprise company ... what about edamame? Who? What?

Edamame is a green vegetable, also known as the soybean. It is harvested at the peak of ripening right before it reaches the "hardening" time. The word Edamame means "Beans on Branches," and it grows in clusters on bushy branches.

To retain the freshness and its natural flavor, it is parboiled and quick-frozen. I found mine in the frozen food aisle at Wal-mart!

In East Asia, the soybean has been used for centuries as a major source of protein. As a snack, the pods are lightly boiled in salted water, and then the seeds are squeezed directly from the pods into the mouth with the fingers.

Now you guys know that I am all about flavor and plain old soybeans, while nutritious, just don't cut the mustard. SOOOoooo ..... I re-created Roy's seasoning ... used at the famous Roy's Restaurants.

Into a ziploc went sugar, cayenne and kosher sea salt ... toss in the thawed par-boiled soybeans, give a quick shake and heap them into your serving bowl ... too simple ... and tasty!

I paired this "bad boy" up with a chilled Chardonnay and everyone was thrilled ... and toasty. Remember salt does make you thirsty ... LOL!

Wine food pairing with edamame ... who would have thought? It's all about creativity .... CHEERS!
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Wine Food Pairing - Size does Matter!

Wine food pairing would like to offer a bit of cultural news for a welcome change. After all this is a cutting edge website ... lol!

David Is To Be Returned To Italy

After a two year loan to the United States ,
Michelangelo's David is being returned to Italy ...

His Proud Sponsors were:
Wine food pairing thought this was just too funny not to share with everyone. Wine, food, carbs and grease ... it's all about the fun. CHEERS!

Wine Food Pairing - My Living Will ...

Wine food pairing likes to take a look at serious issues, occasionally ... like ...


Last night, my friend and I were sitting in the living room and I said to her,

'I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug.'

She got up, unplugged the Computer, and threw out my wine.

She's such a bitch.....

OK, maybe it is just funny because I can relate. Wine food pairing, it's all about the wine. CHEERS!

Wine Food Pairing - Don't Gross Out the World

Wine food pairing takes a quick look at worldwide dining culture ... OK, we all know some of the basic, right ... er ... maybe ...LOL!

Take the quiz and see how you do, just click the picture .... I scored just over 50% ... I guess I should just stay home!

Wine food pairing ... wine ... slurp ... food ... burp .... look into my eyes ... CHEERS!

Wine Food Pairing - Meetup at Pincher's Crab Shack!

Wine food pairing just attended the first Naples - Marco Island Boating & Fishing Meetup at Pincher's Crab Shack in Naples Florida. We had a terrific time and met a lot of great potential "Crew Members" for our boat the Funlovers. Take a look ...

Pincher's Crab shack had excellent service, even though we had a large group. Our waitress, Jess, was super and she kept us in line as best she could!

Pincher's has 2 for 1 happy hour all day and a super menu with all types of goodies. If you get by Tin City in Naples, Florida be sure to stop in and say Hi.

Wine food pairing is all about the food, fun, friendship and a few spirits. CHEERS!

Wine Food Pairing - Does Red go with Chia Obama

Wine food pairing really tries to shy away from making any political statements ... after all, I have had wonderful wine and food experiences with folks from every party imaginable and well, some that have no party at all! I say live and let live ...

Now take a look at this and tell me what you think?

I was enjoying a nice Chilean red when I first saw this advertised and laughed so hard I almost had wine come out my nose. In fact, I think the Chia Pet goes quite nicely with red wine ... lol ...

Wine Food Pairing - South Beach Florida!

Wine food pairing in South Beach ... what an adventure! So many choices. BTW we ended up dining at ENSO and it was the best!

Wine food pairing ... check it out for yourself. CHEERS!

Wine Food Pairing - BBQ in Banana Leaves

Wine food pairing in southwest Florida is different than, let's say, Michigan. First off, when you decide in the afternoon to go fishing for mahi mahi you'd better have a really long pole and next of all if you want to BBQ that dolphin wrapped in banana leaves you might not have any growing in the backyard!

Take a look at the fun we had last weekend ...

The mango salsa was made with mangoes from our neighbors tree ... yummy ... pair the whole dinner with a chilled, crisp pinot grigio and you have the best that Florida has to offer.

Wine food pairing, it is all about the food. CHEERS!