November 23, 2012


Not sure there's a way to make this not seem like an obligatory Thanksgiving post about being thankful. As I said last year at this time, I do have a lot for which to be thankful: healthy and talented wife and kids, good friends, and things that inspire me daily. Here then, are some food and wine-related things I'm also thankful for:
Low and slow pork butt on the Big Green Egg that my lovely wife bought for me a couple of years ago.
Good charcuterie from Rusty and the folks at Pine Street Market. The boar salumi on the left above is pretty damn good.
Relatively inexpensive (ha!) Burgundy that rocks my world on a random Friday night, like this 1999 Francois Gaunoux Pommard 1er Les Grands Epenots did a couple of Fridays ago.
However, the thing to be most thankful for is good friends with which to eat, drink, and just generally carry-on with as evidenced in the pics above and below from recent gatherings.
The 2008 Thierry Allemand Cornas from a gathering a few weeks ago. A wine that will redefine the the way you think about Syrah. Thinking back on cooking, eating, and gathering, I'm thankful again just to have good times with friends and family and hope your holiday season is filled with inspiration and appreciation.

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