The Verdanthaven elves were renowned for their hidden vineyards deep beneath the harvest fields. But being able to partake in their legendary feast was an offer Adem couldn’t refuse. The aromas wafting from the kitchen enveloped his remaining senses as he felt his way to the table. With the blindfold finally removed, he gazed upon the fowl braised with the two finest crops of the elves: wine and mushrooms.
The number of times the cook and mixologist cross paths is far more common than you’d think. Sure, the baker is always swiping bottles off the shelf to make something new, but wine and vodka are essential tools in the cook’s arsenal – and not just for getting drunk! Chicken Marsala is a rich wine and butter reduction with sauteed chicken breasts that is easily one of my favorite dishes.
What really bothers me is how many people take the easy way out and just make it using canned soup or other shortcuts. The whole meal is only nine ingredients – five of which you probably already have in your pantry at least! Add in some wine, some onion, mushrooms and chicken and you’ve got a fantastic meal that’s quick to make too.Read More