Ever wonder if it makes a difference to cook with cheap vs expensive wine? Here’s the answer. Watch this and other RealQuestions at realmeals.tv.
Jeanie from Buffalo, New York, asks if a more expensive wine is better for making a stew than cheap wines. Matthew Zappoli, the Executive Chef at Zoe Restaurant and Zoe townhouse, New York, NY, answers that question in this video. Hear what he has to say.
What’s a good appetizer for a special dinner. Here’s a good idea. Watch this and more questions at realmeals.tv.
John Keller of Bruno Jamais Restaurant Club, New York, New York answers a question of Kelly from New Orleans, Louisiana about how to make a good, sophisticated looking, and tasty dinner party appetizer for 20 people.
Kelly is hosting a dinner party for the people of her husband’s new job.
Linda from Oroville, California is making a recipe that humans and reindeer alike will enjoy.
Prancer’s Peppers got their name after a reindeer in a wonderful holiday movie Prancer. In this movie, a farm girl named Jessica takes care of a wounded reindeer that she thinks is one of Santa’s. Touching story.
Knowing the obsession of low card diet of some of our readers (looking at you, Lance!), we were very happy to see this submission with a low card club sandwich recipe.
Jen Mattson from Austin, TX makes the bread entirely out of cheese! How amazing is that!
To make her cheese bread, Jen used a silpat, a silicone baking mat that can be found in any kitchen appliances store. You can also by a pan +silicone mat together. For example, Artisan Metal Works make great mat & pan sets that have a commercial grade quality promising a long life.
For making this kind of “bread,” it is important to take hard cheeses like Parmesan or Parmigiano, Grana Padano, Pecorino Romano because they grate well and provide the proper texture to keep the sandwich in place. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative, you can use an aged Cheddar or an aged Gouda.
Tell us in the comments about your cheese experiments!
Stack ’em high and open-wide! This is another video from Amanda who has recently shown us how to make a delicious cocktail.
Quesadillas came into our cuisine from the central and southern regions of Mexico. Mexican quesadillas are usually cooked on a comal, smooth, flat griddle. As a variation, the quesadillas can be deep fried in oil. The fried ones are prepared more like a pastry with the filling made of vegetables and cheese.
Amanda showed us a more traditional variation cooked in oven.