probably wondering what this is all about. Wine Trail? It's a
long story, but the bottom line is this website is mostly
about cooking. If things go as planned it will grow with a
number of recipes. But, we hope, not exactly your regular food blog.
The Short Story
We were talking with a young mother who happens to be the wife
a winemaker. Her name is April Nalle. We've known the
winemaker, her husband Andrew Nalle, for some years now, and his
father (Doug Nalle) even longer (since he was the original winemaker).
drinking their wine and talking food. We shared some recipes with her
and gave her some advice on things for her newlywed kitchen
and for some reason she thought that we should have a food blog. We
politely said we thought the world was full of food blogs. A while
later, after more recipes and more apparently sage advice she said she
to share our recipes with her winery mailing list. We
could suggest wine pairings. Thinking about it, we told her we could be
convinced if we could set up a website where the emphasis was on
We'll never be Serious Eats or Cook's
Illustrated or Milk
Street or Alton Brown. But maybe somebody might learn something and
find out how to do what has taken us some number of years to learn.
We're still learning, but here we are.
Our style is long-winded. We want to tell you more than simple
steps. If you enjoy it, let us know. If
you have questions or found problems, let us know. If it has helped you
in your cooking, let us know. You get the idea. We'll try to help.
We'll mention products that we especially like just because we think
If you'd like an even longer 'about us' then check out the, yes, about us
start the recipes are ones we think pair well with wines from Nalle
. We expect people from their mailing list will get
(Hi folks, if you like this tell your friends!). Of course you don't
have drink Nalle wine to make these recipes, but having purchased their
wines for some number of years we can tell you it is extremely high
quality wine that pairs well with food. If you have a chance, buy some
These won't just be short recipes, they will be little essays with
pictures and hopefully useful tips. The pictures won't be fancy
posed. This isn't an industry website, just some people making
In the future, we might add recipes not part of the Nalle mailing and
maybe some from
some other friends who own other wineries (we get around a
We told April we'd do two recipes a mailing so as you are reading this,
we started with two of our very most favorite recipes. Roast
Chicken. But not just
roast chicken, the chicken, the gravy, the mashed potatoes and a side
trip to making stock out of the leftover bones. We do this every 2 to 3
weeks and think we've finally perfected it. We call it The Perfect
Roast Chicken. AND The Sandwich.
What we eat when
we have home grown tomatoes. An amazing spin on a BLT
substitute for the B and the L.)
We're adding as we go. Please enjoy.
"Cobb" Salad aka Kitchen Sink
Salmon Sandwich Al Pastor/BBQ Flavors