Pairing Food And Wine And No Rules

The matching of food and wine have been around for long period of time and at one time there was may rule to proper wine food pairing but these days with all the various types of foods those rule don’t all really apply. The old rules of wine food matching is primarily red wine with red meat and white wine with fish and poultry however they don’t take into consideration the complexity of today’s multi-ethnic and subtly flavored foods and the corresponding wide range of wines from around the world that are now conveniently available to almost everyone and the wine and food together will each heighten the enjoyment of the other.

These days you’re more likely to hear food and wine pairing suggestions than hard and fast rules. There’s considerable room for experimentation and expression of your own personality in pairing food and wine. This experimentation can be lots of fun and usually you can tell when things personally work for you and when they don’t. The biggest thing to remember as you do this experimentation of wine and food is to start off with small amounts of food and wine after all you don’t want to over do it when trying something new. Also remember that rules were made to be broken. Going contrary to the old rules to achieve a particular effect, or even just because you have found the results pleasing, can sometimes be the mark of a true artist.

So what’s a good way to experiment with food wine matching? One of the best ways is to join a wine club that will allow you to sample various wines from all over the world plus you will they will provide you with information and feed backs from others that have tried the wines. Of course you’ll most likely making the meal but at least you’ll have the wine ready. Another good idea is to go to wine tasting which could save you money in the long run by going to these events because even though you might have to pay a fee you will have the chance to sample many wines and sometimes food is also provided and wine tasting are a great way to try different wines and learn which you favors you enjoy. Then begin with the foods and wines you like.

Of course the last choice it just pick up wines while shopping at the supermarket or wine store just note that usually supermarkets don’t carry higher end wines but usually you can find some good wines as well as some that you wish you could get your money back but again you never know until you try. I would recommend that be for you buy any wine read the label first and if you really want do some research and ask others of course remember what one person might love there is a possibility that you might not like or even hate.

Now as for food if you know some good recipes great then try them out with some nice wine but if you don’t then be sure to check recipes on the internet or check our site listed below. So if you really don’t feel like cooking some good restaurants will provide take out or leftovers could make a good meal which you can enjoy in the privacy of you own home but then again you could just eat there.

We hope that this article as give you some good information that helpful as you enjoy your meal. The most important thing to remember as you try wine food matching is to have fun and enjoy yourself with your friends and family and enjoy the food, wine and conversation. If you do that then you truly will success full at pairing food with wine.

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Dieters : Put MORE Focus on Food

If you’re always on a diet you probably spend half your life
thinking about food – what you can eat and what you can’t,
what you’d like to eat if only it was allowed, what you’ll
have for your next meal, what you shouldn’t have eaten at
the last one…

The last thing you think you need is to spend more time
thinking about the seductive addictive substance that lies
at the root cause of your weight problems…

But I’d like to offer an alternative viewpoint.

What if you focused on the quality of your food as well as
the quantity? What if you decided that you would only eat
the very finest, most delicious and nutritious food
available – food that was good for your body as well as your
taste buds? And enough of it at every meal to feel
pleasantly satisfied. Wouldn’t dieting get a lot easier to
stomach then?

Now you may doubt that such food exists but you only have to
look at the myriad of available low-fat low-calorie recipe
books to see that delicious and nutritious real food is
available to anyone who is willing to make the effort to
seek it out and cook it.

The secret of losing weight without losing heart after a
week is to look for those recipes that you will personally
enjoy. Build up your own collection of winners that you can
enjoy for the rest of your life.

Of course you can overeat on healthy delicious food as well
as you can on junk but it’s a lot easier to stick with
modest portions when you cook and serve yourself just the
right amount – you don’t have to fill your plate like they
do in a restaurant. And because you know you can cook the
same delicious dish again at any time and that you have
planned something just as delightful for your very next
meal, it’s hard to feel deprived by stopping at the point
where you are satisfied rather than stuffed.

My own personal collection of recipes has stood me in good
stead over the years and I am forever experimenting and
looking for new ones to make meals even more exciting. Does
your food match up? Why not add a few recipes to your
repertoire this week and for the next few weeks. Keep it
simple if you’re not used to cooking. Some of the best
recipes I have take just 10 minutes – faster than you can
order in a pizza.

Weight loss has never tasted so good.

Copyright 2005, Janice Elizabeth Small

Buy Good Wine and Eat Good Food

A revolution has occurred in the last few years in the Australian food scene with the move away from large chains to more independent establishments. In metro areas, wholefoods supermarkets and organic produce markets are popping up in between the cracks left by the large retailer. Wine merchants and choice in the wine market has similarly been influenced and people are now changing their consumer habits. So what is behind the change? The Buy Wine Online team hit the streets to investigate.

There is no denying consumers want choice. We want to be able to pick the foods that are right for us. But beyond this, in a country which is becoming increasingly conscious of the impact of diet and products on our health, more and more people than ever before are seeking out suitable alternatives.

At the top of the list is the popularity of organic produce, especially organic fruit and vegetables. Organic produce is a welcome alternative to mass produced products as it offers products free of chemicals, grown in a natural and sustainable way. Organic produce has proven so popular even the large supermarket chains have introduced alternatives in their fresh and even canned food ranges. Organic food often has a richer flavour and because of their nature of growth are often influenced heavily by the seasons- which is great news for the home cook who’s looking for new ways to prepare dishes and challenge themselves in the kitchen. It’s even more fun when accompanied by a tour of the wine of Australia in your cooking experiments. It’s definitely a very fun excuse to indulge a few new recipes and buy good wine and do some food matching!

Another new favourite are whole foods. Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible before being consumed. Whole foods are extremely popular with allergy sufferers who are tired of having little extras snuck into their food production, or people who are looking to ensure a greater control of the fat, sugar and salt contents in their diet. Whole food supermarkets and specialty shops are popping up on the consumer market, as are a variety of different whole foods restaurants and cafes and even brands and products on the everyday supermarket shelf. Even if you are stuck for choice, by law in Australia, added chemicals to food must be listed, so if you wish to avoid chemicals and other additives, you can do so by reading the label prior to making your purchase.

If you really want to go the whole way with whole foods or organic produce, there are also many captivating Australian wines available to suit. Vineyards such as Henschke in South Australia or Cullen in Western Australia make no secret of their movement towards organic wines and the use of sustainable farming practices with many others joining forces with them. Peter Lehmann wines are another fine example and are fast becoming one of many available on the market. And as most people who eat and drink healthy on a regular basis will agree, the quality and taste is usually preferable!

We hope you enjoyed the Buy Wine Online mini tour of the great quality wines with a bit of difference.