For me, flavor is everything. Creating a great meal with layers of flavor is one of my pastimes. Finding a great wine that goes well with a meal is one of my passions. But when you combine the two, great things can happen. Thus the name, Flavor Blender. Combining tastes, ingredients, textures and more is what this little endeavor is all about.
So what will you be seeing here? Well recipes for sure. Probably some wine reviews too. The occasional restaurant review. And most importantly, the combination of flavors and the experience that creates.
I feel like I should share some of my “philosophies” that will guide what I write here.
First, a recipe is only a suggestion. I find that adjusting a recipe to my own tastes usually works out best for me. That usually means more flavor or some extra ingredients to match other parts of the meal.
If it doesn’t taste good, don’t eat it. Occasionally, it just doesn’t work. Either the flavors don’t work, or something is over-cooked. In these cases, call the Pizza guy.
If it doesn’t taste good, don’t drink it. Everyone’s wine tastes are different, and you should drink wines you like. No one, no matter what type of “wine expert” they are, can tell you what you should like. Now, you should try new things, because it’s a great way to learn, and you may just find a new favorite.
There are actually bad wines. Wines can go bad, either from being too old, or not being stored properly, or from having a bad (tainted) cork. Don’t drink these thinking you don’t appreciate fine wine. Stick with the thought above, if it doesn’t taste good, don’t drink it.
I think that’s enough guiding principles for now, I’m sure others will come up as we go along.
So now that Flavor Blender is officially off the ground, I need to start getting some posts together. I’ll be working on that and get some content up here. Let the journey begin!