“The wine merchant’s maxim, ‘buy on an apple, sell on cheese‘ has a sound basis on gustatory fact. Fresh, uncooked apples, like most fruits high in both sweetness and acidity, make many wines taste thin and metallic; any wine that impressed when tasted with an apple must have been seriously good.”
-The Oxford Companion to Wine, edited by Jancis Robinson
This blog is written by someone who has no credentials as a cook other than working alongside family members and international friends to make delicious dishes. Out of a love of good food, good books, and fiction-writing, this blog was born.
It quickly deteriorated by trying to be everything–writing blog, reading blog, and cooking blog, so as of January 2017 has simply become a cooking blog.