Pairing of the Day: December 13-17, 2010
Influenced by his Turkish-American wife, Meltem, Scott Conant spices up his silky potato soup with Turkish red-pepper paste (biber salcasi), made from sweet and hot peppers. Look for the paste at Middle Eastern groceries, or use harissa instead.
Pairing: Silky white blend: 2009 Heartland Stickleback White.
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