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Cambodian soup and Gewurztraminer

By Jessica Yadegaran
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 at 2:09 pm in Uncategorized.

I had a rocking pairing the other night. In anticipation of the season finale of “Mad Men,” my boyfriend Joel and I made a Spicy Chicken Soup from a fabulous French-Cambodian restaurant cookbook we picked up at the Elephant Walk in Boston.

We cracked open a bottle of 2006 Anderson Valley Dry Gewurztraminer from Castello di Amorosa, and together with a side of corn doused in sweet and spicy sauce, it was heaven. The lime and basil and bird’s eye chilies in the soup matched similar exotic flavors in the Gewurztraminer, and the wine’s hypnotic floral aromas took us much farther away than 1950′s Manhattan.

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  • http://www.jasonswineblog.com jason

    Wow, you found Navarro retail? I won’t tell Ted! Navarro is still my favorite even after all these years. Maybe I’ll open one myself this evening…

  • http://ibabuzz/corkheads Jessica

    No, this is Castello. But also only available at the winery, like Navarro. Similar fruit to them as well, and similar price.

  • http://www.jasonswineblog.com jason

    Shows my blind love, see Gewurzt and Anderson and just assume….yes, yes I know what happens when you assume…

  • http://www.ibabuzz.com/corkheads Jessica Yadegaran

    ….Never assume. In the wise words of my journalism professor Joe Schneider: “When your mother says she loves you, check it out.”