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I had an epiphany over breakfast one day to try this coffee rubbed pork concept. Coffee and cream go together—especially when there’s a savory pork products involved (like bacon). So I took the idea of those three ingredients and did a club remix for dinner. And thus, the coffee rubbed […]

Coffee Rubbed Pork w/ Dijon Cream Sauce

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Here’s a modern twist on a classic breakfast. In place of the bacon we have prosciutto. In place of hash browns we have thinly sliced new potatoes and as an alternative to fried eggs you can use Jerry James Stone’s perfect poached egg technique. A little warm arugula and drizzled […]

Prosciutto, Warm Arugula, Egg & Balsamic Brunch Recipe

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WINE PAIRINGS: Fall and winter dishes are some of my favorite dishes for wine pairing. Hearty comfort food with a delicious hearty wine with family or friends is what life is all about. Mrs. B and I just moved into a new home October 1st and wanted to have our […]

Pork Ragu with Wine Pairings

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This recipe was created to be a Pinot Noir pairing. More specifically, it was meant to go with Pinot Noirs with a distinct black cherry and darker fruit profiles. Two of the tell-tale fruit notes in Pinot Noir are cherry and raspberry. But what kind of cherry and what kind […]

Pinot Noir Pairing: Grilled Pork Tenderloin w/ Cherry Reduction Sauce

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During the NFL draft some buddies and I like to get together and fire up the grill. We cook all sorts of meats in honor of America’s favorite past time. What goes better with football than meat? Day one was all about pork. I smoked a few racks of pork […]

Meat-a-Palooza Day 1: Smoked Pork Ribs

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  Wine Pairing: 2010 Regis Minet Pouilly Fume – $10.  Pale color, vibrant fruit and a nice tension between minerality and fruit.  The lemongrass notes will compliment the lemon/wine sauce, and the acidity will cut through the sausage.  It’s a great basic white wine that drinks well year ’round.  

Sausage, Kale & Pink Bean Ragu

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  WINE PAIRING There’s something primal about firing up the grill.  I’m not going to lie, sometimes I look for an excuse to grill something.  We’ve even grilled pizza just because I didn’t want to use the oven.  This recipe has distinct tart flavors from the mustard in the marinade […]

Grilled Molasses Dijon Marinated Pork Tenderloin Wine Pairings

. . The Oregon Culinary Institute explored the idea of pork products.  They raised two different kinds of pork, then had a feast to see which kind of pork tastes better—pen raised or farm raised.  The experiment was documented by Acutal Industries, and here’s what took place: OCI Heritage Pig […]

Pork Lovers! The Mother of all Food Experiments on Video

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. . Here’s a wine+food pairing from Bergstrom’s wine club.  In my recent shipment they included this recipe, and being the pork lover that I am, I thought it would be good to share with all my readers. . Fruit Stuffed Pork Loin Roast INGREDIENTS 4 lbs boneless pork loin […]

Fruit Stuffed Pork Loin Roast w/ Bergstrom Pinot Noir