I received a cool gift today in the mail. A new book, written by Sandro Bottega (president of Distilleria Bottega) and Peter Dowling (Author and Publisher). This book is about the relationship between Grappa and food. Can’t wait to read more about it.
While Grappa is made from grapes, it is in fact a distillate and not wine. Ehh- close enough for inspiration and a good jumping-off point for me to talk about my former life. I owned a Restaurant/Wine Bar for close to two decades. I prepared menus, designed wine lists, flight programs and an annual tasting series. I was pretty good at it, actually. While my first love is growing and cooking food, wine is probably next.
I’ll be writing about food and wine a bit more. The relationship between the two is so symbiotic that I thought ya’ll might like a few tips about how to cook with it and serve it successfully.
Stay tuned and many thanks to @DistilleriaBottega for thinking of me.
Elizabeth Morse cooks professionally, is an Advanced Master Gardener and lover of all things local.