Shell Pasta with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

Shell Pasta with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

By Bob Lipinski I’ve been making this pasta recipe for decades and it always seems to be my “go to” dish when I’m tired or just need some energy. It’s simple to make, takes less than 30 minutes, and pairs well with both red and white wines. Recipe: Shell Pasta with...
Pairing Sparkling Wine With Food

Pairing Sparkling Wine With Food

By Bob Lipinski I must confess… I love bubbly; regardless of if it’s in a Mimosa for breakfast, a glass of Prosecco for lunch, Champagne as an apéritif, or especially during dinner, or even a glass of Asti after dinner! Sparkling wines are superb pairing partners with...
Saint Patrick’s Day Primer

Saint Patrick’s Day Primer

By Bob Lipinski The mention of Saint Patrick’s Day usually fills one with thoughts and visions of corned beef & cabbage, Irish soda bread, Irish whiskey, Guinness Stout, a parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and mugs of piping hot Irish coffee. Before you...
Cod Fish Cakes

Cod Fish Cakes

By Bob Lipinski I enjoy cod… perhaps it’s the texture, flavor, or versatility of this fish. When combined with the rest of the ingredients and lightly fried, it’s extremely tasty, full of flavor, and stands up to a multitude of wines, both white and red. Ingredients 1...
“Mà, What Are You Cooking?”

“Mà, What Are You Cooking?”

Book Review by Bob Lipinski Over the years, I’ve read through, have owned, and reviewed hundreds of cookbooks on various cuisines. However, I’ve never read one as detailed as “Mà, What Are You Cooking?” written by Gianluca Rottura. Gianluca’s first book, “Wine Made...
Thanksgiving Dinner Tips & What To Drink

Thanksgiving Dinner Tips & What To Drink

By Bob Lipinski Thanksgiving signifies family, food, drink, fun, history, and tradition, all wrapped up into one mid-weekday. The Pilgrims held the first Thanksgiving Day in the autumn of 1621 to celebrate their first successful harvest season. Wild grapes were...

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