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Category Archives: Recipes and Cooking

We've reimagined the Italian Christmas Eve tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes for a beautiful, modern, cocktail party.

The Feast of the Seven Fishes, Reimagined!

In many parts of Italy, Christmas Eve is traditionally a partial fast, during which no meat should be served or consumed. But just like the Italians I have come to know and love, many Italians now know this day as one of feasting, not fasting. Feasting on seven different types of delicious seafood, to be exact.
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Clams Casino with Pancetta

Feast of the Seven Fishes: Clams Casino with Pancetta

To me, choosing the appetizer menu for a festive cocktail party means finding recipes that give you the biggest impact for the least amount of work. After all, when you’re cooking for a crowd time is not always on your side! In this installment of our Feast of the Seven Fishes cocktail party series, Nicole from Simply Catering shares with us a delicious twist on Clams Casino that delivers the “wow” factor in spades. Read more

Looking to surprise your guests this fall? Why not serve up vegetarian Pumpkin Curry as a side dish to your Thanksgiving feast? The pumpkin adds a little bit of sweetness that pairs beautifully with La Crema Monterey Chardonnay.

Vegetarian Thai Pumpkin Curry

Fall is synonymous with pumpkins. And what better way to celebrate the season than with a Thai pumpkin curry? Don’t have any pumpkins left over from Thanksgiving? No worries. You can substitute acorn squash or butternut squash for pumpkin in this versatile recipe. Whichever squash you decide upon be sure to pair with La Crema Monterey Chardonnay.
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Turkey Tips: Time to Get Cookin’

In our last article we talked about the different types of turkeys that are available to help you make the best choice on Thanksgiving. This is where the rubber hits the road: preparing and cooking your turkey for the big day. Read more