Food And Wine Lover Vacations
It’s hard to keep the conversation flowing if everybody’s absorbed by his or her smartphone, so load the table up with gadgets of your own for a high-tech holiday.
Strategically placed tablets (i.e., iPad, Kindle Fire HD, etc.) can host a slideshow of a wine lover region or videos of you prepping dinner. Deconstructed or molecular cuisine will shine on plates with clean, modern lines.
Finishing a dish tableside on an induction burner is the height of state-of-the-art home cooking. Electric corkscrews, pepper mills and cheese graters will keep idle hands busy until it’s time to post a picture of the pie on Pinterest.
Wine Lover Ventura Menu
Molecular gastronomy for the home cook can be easier than you might think. Tyler Florence Fresh* (Clarkson Potter, 2012) breaks down dishes by main ingredient and offers instructional techniques for making “pearls” and cooking sous vide. Modernist Cuisine at Home** (The Cooking Lab, 2012), by Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet, offers perhaps the definitive text on technical cooking at home. It’s packed with practical advice and fashionable recipes that you can create in your own kitchen.
White Cheddar Gougère*
Tossed Green Salad
Shaved Baby Carrots, Rose Yogurt, Fenugreek, Pomegranate and Mint*
Organic Chicken, Israeli Couscous and Basil Broth*
Pressure-Cooked Paella del Bosco**
Sous-Vide Lemon Curd**