A propos de rien Desk

Heather Atwood, food writer for the Gloucester Times in New Hampshire, spent few days with me last week.  In between touring the region, cooking dinners and enjoying few wine tastings, she managed to write about few of the things she discovered.






The temperature outside is flirting with the 100F mark. No air conditioner, although the thick stone walls are keeping the house at a steady 85 degrees, and near the work counter, an oven preheating to 375F.  The coolest (in every sense of the word) rolling pin I could grab to prevent a pie dough from turning into a wet tissue before draping it into the mold was a chilled bottle of Domaine du Bosc, Chardonnay 2006 wrapped in Saran wrap.

Note: The crisp fruity wine with an oaky undertone is also the perfect refreshment for the cook.