Get festive with our new series all about party foods and the wine pairings that bring out the best in them!
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Christmastime brings a continuous subtle thrum of excitement all through my veins. I’m thinking about it no matter where I am or what I’m doing. Everywhere I go there are red sparkles, twinkling lights, festive food, and jolly fun, to remind me of happy memories, and to remind me to get cracking! It’s time to cook!
If you’re like me, being a cook means that you’ve just walked into your favorite time of year. When you get to plan small and big get togethers, when you get to browse cookbooks and websites, looking for all the great ideas that will make this holiday season wondrous.
This year at TheCookful, we are helping out with that festive planning in the most delicious way. We’ve invited cookbook author Jill Silverman Hough to bring us simple but beautiful holiday party foods, and to pair them with wines that will make all of our events shine!
If you’re doing some holiday party-planning, bookmark our Holiday Party Foods landing page and get ready for all of these amazing small plates and appetizers, with the perfect wine selections to match!
Jill will be guiding us through pairing party foods and wines, and how to plan a small party with wine pairings. Then she dives in with the most delectable of dishes, from Baked Brie with Chutney to Mushroom and Goat Cheese Flatbreads, and all the way to Tuna Tartare served on potato chips, all of the small plates and appetizers that you need for your holiday parties will be visited with delight!
If you aren’t already familiar with Jill’s delicious work, you should get ready to be wowed! Jill’s recipes, writing, and photography have appeared in many magazines, including Bon Appetit and Cooking Light. She’s also the Drinks Editor at Fine Cooking Magazine, on top of being a prolific cookbook author, so you know she’s pretty darned amazing.
If you love what Jill is sharing in our Holiday Party Foods series, you should also check out these two of her cookbooks:
100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love,
100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes to Enjoy with Wines You Love
Her books are the perfect wine-and-food loving helpers that we know you’re going to love!
I hope you love this series of festive dishes and I wish you a warm and happy holiday season full of delicious food and many hugs.
Merry Christmas! -Christine xo
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