When you cook at home, what is your favorite dish to prepare and which of your wines do you like to match it with? Why does the combination work?
Giuseppe Mazzocolin, Fattoria di Fèlsina (Chianti, Italy). There are two dishes that I love to prepare. Generally it’s a primo piatto (first course) that I feel more comfortable with: Risi e Bisi alla Veneziana (risotto with peas), especially in this season, just picked from the garden and shelled by hand. (It’s a great satisfaction to do it by yourself!) I do the same with beans, to prepare pasta e fagioli Venetian style: I use fresh beans, a part whole and a part mashed, then I add little cubes of Parmigiano cheese, late enough not to completely melt during the cooking. READ MORE »