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Wine Pairings For Hollywood Stars’ Recipes

Feb 23, 2012
Wine Pairings For Hollywood Stars’ Recipes
Food and wine themes for your Oscar bash

book.Sure, you could do what everybody else is doing and host a Hawaiian Luau to celebrate The Descendants or serve ballpark hot dogs and have a Moneyball theme for your Oscar party.

Or, you could make recipes by your favorite dead Hollywood celeb and kick it old school to celebrate The Artist. We’ve tapped the expertise of wine writer Jessica Shapiro, and paired wines with a couple of recipes from the recently released book, The Dead Celebrity Cookbook. The book features recipes from 145 stars of the stage and screen.

Bette Davis’ Red Flannel Hash
Wine Pairing: Bodegas Emilio Moro Tempranillo 2007 (Ribera del Duero, Spain) $20
Smooth, earthy and deep, this red is big enough to hold up to the creaminess of the hash.

2 cups cooked corned beef
3 cups cold boiled potatoes
11/2 cups cooked beets
Salt and pepper, to taste
½ cup or more, cream
½ stick of butter

Chop all ingredients and combine in a large bowl. Season to taste and moisten mixture with cream. Place in a hot buttered heavy skillet. Stir and spread evenly in pan. Brown slowly over medium heat. Serve with poached eggs on top.

Anne Bancroft’s Che-Che Pasta
Wine Pairing: Argento Reserva Malbec 2008 (Mendoza, Argentina) $15
This flavorful, yet versatile purple wine has hints of black fruit and chocolate, and just enough spice to pair with this basic pasta dish.

14 Italian plum tomatoes
2 handfuls basil leaves, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
10 ounces fusilli pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Drop tomatoes into boiling water for about five seconds. Peel and chop. In a bowl, mix tomatoes, basil , and garlic to cover. Let sit at room temperature for at least 3 hours. Cook pasta and drain. Add olive oil and pepper to tomato mixture. Toss hot pasta with tomato mixture. Serve.

Dean Martin has a different booze suggestion for his burgers. Click here to see his favorite libation.

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