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South African Malva Pudding

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South African Malva Pudding

Celebrate the holidays with a twist on your usual dessert. Take inspiration from a popular South African classic treat typically served around Christmas time (Summer in the Southern Hemisphere). This Malva Pudding, first mentioned in our Festive Holiday Food & Wine Pairings Blog is simple to make and perfect to pair with our South African Wines. YIELD: 6-8 servingsIngredients For the Pudding: 150 grams all purpose flour (1cup plus 2Tbsp) 1 cup granulated sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup whole milk 2 large eggs, lightly blended with a whisk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 tablespoon melted...

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Meet Our Culinary Professional Nanette Berning-Pate

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Meet Our Culinary Professional Nanette Berning-Pate

  Q & A with Nanette Berning-Pate (Pictured above at Wynn, Las Vegas) What inspired you to pursuing the culinary arts?  Being raised in a family that loved to eat great food, I have always been fascinated with all aspects of cooking.  I began baking at an early age with my Grandpa. We baked cakes and cookies. I moved on to making meals for my family as a teen. Pleasing family and friends with my culinary creations has always been a source of pleasure for me.   After culinary school I began my career as a hotel chef before moving...

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Sheet Pan Greek Garlic and Lemon Chicken

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Sheet Pan Greek Garlic and Lemon Chicken

Quick and easy Sheet Pan dinner just in time for the busy season of the year. Have company over? Just double or triple the recipe and it will guarantee to be a delight. Pair with our Greek wine. Serves 2Ingredients:Salt and black pepper1 teaspoon dried oregano1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes4 bone in, skin on chicken thighs, trimmed 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 2 inch cubes3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided1 large lemon, cut in 4 thick slices4 large garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half lengthwise 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, rinsed and roughly chopped1 tablespoon capers,...

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Quince: An Oldie But A Goodie

Posted by Monica Yu on

Quince: An Oldie But A Goodie

This old world fruit has become all the rage over the last couple of years. Now that products made from this fruit are being imported, this exotic fruit is becoming more readily available. One reason we love quince so much is that its season picks up where figs leave off. It can be difficult to find figs to add to our cheese plate after late summer. Luckily, autumn is when the quince is at its peak and its jellies, jams and pastes pop up in all sorts of markets around town. Our cheese plates can go on without feeling incomplete....

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Halloween Chocolate Treat and Wine Pairing

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Halloween Chocolate Treat and Wine Pairing

A twist on Halloween chocolate and wine pairing. A Chianti from Pomona, Santa Fe Artist and Day of the Dead Chocolate.

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