Pairing of the Day: April 4-8, 2011
Spaghetti with Anchovy Carbonara
Chris Cosentino adds briny flavor to his pasta with cured tuna heart. He shaves it on right before serving. Rather than the hard-to-find tuna heart, this recipe calls for anchovies. Egg yolks form a silky sauce.
Pairing: Citrusy, herbal Sauvignon Blanc: 2009 Veramonte Reserva.GO TO RECIPE
Spice-Braised Chicken Legs with Red Wine and Tomato
Alexandra Guarnaschelli's mother, Maria, the legendary cookbook editor at W.W. Norton, made a version of this lightly spicy dish when Guarnaschelli was a kid. Alex has adapted the recipe by adding red wine.
Pairing: Juicy, dark-berried Tempranillo: 2008 Mano a Mano.GO TO RECIPE
Sun-Dried Tomato and Arugula Pizza
The secret to this crispy pizza: giving the dough lots of time to rise so it's pliant enough to stretch very thin.
Pairing: Zippy rosé: 2010 Medlock Ames rosé, or 2010 Grenache rosé from Unti Vineyards.GO TO RECIPE