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04-05-2009, 06:56 PM
Hey Cage -
I thought of you this evening as I was watching the Food Network. They had a show on with Bon Appetit magazine's best restaurants in America, according to different categories of dishes. They say the best fried chicken in the country is at Willie Mae's Scotch House in Nawlins.
Craig in Indy
04-05-2009, 07:18 PM
I'll keep that in mind the next time I'm in N'awlins. I used to get Bon Appetit magazine but haven't read one for years. I think I stopped because they talked too much about wine and not enough about food during those years I got them.
One thing I must admit, I don't have good enough taste buds for wine. LadyRider keeps buying highly rated wine. Yes I can tell the difference but I can't see it to be that big of a deal. There's a threshold and once they pass it, they are all good nuff for this ole boy.
All the wine connoisseurs scoff at the sweeter wine. I love them. I've been known to drink dessert wines for dinner. My taste for wine is rather simple. I like them sweet with a full bouquet. A little fuller bodied for meat, lighter for all others. That's it.
04-05-2009, 08:19 PM
The limit of my wine skills is the ability to recognize quality when someone tells me it's there. ;)
Beyond that all I know is the old saw about red with meat, white with fish.
I'm much more of a beer person. Beer with some flavor, that is.
Craig in Indy
04-06-2009, 08:57 AM
My wine skills extend to -
Does the wine you like come in a box?
Does it have a screw cap on the bottle?
Is it made by Mogan David?
Walt in Ct Rehab
04-06-2009, 09:44 AM
>I'm much more of a beer person. Beer with some flavor, that is.
I love the Arbita strawberry beer that's available around this time of the year. Every year they harvest the first batch of local Louisiana strawberry and made beer. It has a nice berry taste. I wouldn't drink it all the time either, but once or twice early in the spring is nice.
04-06-2009, 10:00 AM
Sounds nice. There's a very good smaller brewery in Michigan called Belle's that has a spring/summer beer called "Oberon" that I like a lot - a little bit hoppy with a very faint citrus background, but still kind of robust, and not "light" at all. I'm glad it's available around here. I try to keep some on hand all the time, even through the winter.
Craig in Indy
04-06-2009, 10:08 AM
I found there are some decent tasting cheap red wines out there. The wife would shoot me if I spent too much on wine and I buy mostly the South American reds. Nothing fancy, open the bottle (1.5L) and keep iton the counter and finish it over the course of a week or so. It's healthy and they really seem to go well with a lot of foods...I was surprised at how well reds go with chicken.
I took a wine tasting course years ago and the two guys giving the course really overdid the whole taste thing. They gave us a wine flavor wheel/chart with many of the flavors found in a sip of wine. Sure- examples: wet dog, concrete, asparagus. I could hardly ever get past the obvious...oak.