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  • Article Don't quote me

    Prawns and Páramos

    Tam shares another of her super-creative food and and wine matches.  I'd planned the meal, bought the food, marked the page in the recipe book. My…

    15 May 2019 Tamlyn Currin
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    Pairing off orange wine

    21 March 2019 We're republishing this useful and revelatory guide free in our Throwback Thursday series. 8 March 2019 Tam shares her experience of…

    21 Mar 2019 Tamlyn Currin
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    Furmint, a smoking hot food wine

    Tam's been food and wine matching again...  Something intrigued me while I was at the Wines of Hungary Furmint tasting. Caroline Gilby MW, who’s been…

    22 Feb 2019 Tamlyn Currin
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    Wine dinners considered – part 1

    The first of a two-part muse on a topic that may well be of particular interest to visitors to The suggestion to start a wine…

    4 Feb 2019 Andrea Frost
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    Oysters, a car chase and a flambadou

    There is a Facebook group called Country Woodsmoke. Its surprisingly diverse members are people as much into outdoor cooking as us lot here are into…

    16 Aug 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Not Hungary at all ...

    Perhaps Tam should enter this exciting Hungarian wine writing competition... At ten o’clock in the morning, sunlight pouring in from tall windows…

    6 Jun 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Don't just say cheese with red wine

    17 May 2018 In view of Tam's article about matching cheese and wine yesterday, we have rescued this account of a related exercise from our archives…

    17 May 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    When five cheeses met five wines

    For the back story of how Tam fell upon this restaurant, see When Tam met Harry and Meghan. Together with Alexandre Guarneri, cheesemonger and…

    16 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Coriander – stink bugs and soap

    My second-eldest sister and my aunt loathe the leafy herb called coriander (or cilantro). The sister says it tastes like stink bugs and the aunt,…

    3 Apr 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    What to serve your friends

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. ‘Wine, food and words’ are listed as my recreations in Who’s Who, so it’s…

    24 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Austria with an Indian accent

    Wine with spice is the proverbial Gordian knot when it comes to food and wine matching. The most adversarial aspect of the knot is chilli – or, more…

    7 Mar 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Right time, right place

    When the level of farm mud on and in our car gets to a point at which it might rival our neighbour’s tractor, we haul it off for an inside-out valet…

    26 Feb 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – food (and wine)

    Flavour and taste provoke, challenge, unite and divide. Five authors meet us across the table here, two to get us eating, one to get us cooking, and…

    22 Dec 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    Food-friendly Riesling doesn’t have to be dry

    Despite the VDP's best efforts to continue improving the (private) classification of its members’ vineyards, they will never be able to convince…

    21 Nov 2017 Michael Schmidt
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    WWC 43 – Jen Causton

    Number 43 in our series of published wine writing competition entries comes from Jen Causton. I am a 38-year-old female, married with two young…

    21 Mar 2017 Guest contributor