How To: Choose Food and Wine Pairings

January 9, 2013

“Anyone can choose food to go with wine,” you might think. “After all, the suggestions are right there on the bottle, and last I checked, crackers, cheese and wine were always a win.” That’s true. But why be a boring host? There are several elements to take into consideration when pairing wine and food together.…

Festive Holiday Desserts

December 18, 2012

Thanks to the world of food blogs and Pinterest, it isn’t too hard to find creative and beautiful confections conducive to jolly holiday parties. I’ve collected my favorites below: Snowflake Cupcakes Make your traditional chocolate and white frosting dessert wintery using this simple recipe. Sprinkles and patience are all you need! Peppermint Cake Pops The…

An afternoon with Fabrizia Lanza

November 29, 2012

Talented Sicilian chef Fabrizia Lanza set up shop in the Wine & Spirits Pavilion where she cooked up a delicious contemporary Sicilian meal for an already captivated audience. Today’s event was a preview of what is to come tomorrow night at Fairplex’s traditional Table to Farm dinner. Charming, sassy and an excellent multi-tasker (as all…