Think rice is boring? Not this recipe. Chef Annette Tomei hates boring food so she adds butter toasted almonds and fresh pomegranate to her wild rice pilaf recipe.
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About Annette Tomei
Annette Tomei is a food and beverage industry professional with a Master’s of Arts in Gastronomy and extensive education in wine and spirits. Her career includes over ten years in culinary education – both instruction in cooking and wine and administration – with two of the top culinary institutions in the world. If that doesn't impress you, we think her recommendations in her Wine of the Week column will!
Entries by Annette Tomei
A stuffed turkey breast recipe for a weeknight, date night or dinner party If you want one recipe you can pull out of your back pocket to suit any occasion, look no further. This simple but elegant stuffed turkey breast recipe is one I use for everything from a family meal to date night. Now, […]
2018 Amalaya Blanco, Calchaquí Valley, Salta, Argentina Wine of theWeek with Annette Tomei Wine grapes thrive in the high-altitude vineyards of the Calchaquí Valley in Argentina. But few had hope of finding sufficient water for vineyards in the Cafayate Desert of Salta, Argentina. This super dry climate boasts a max of 150 mm annual rainfall […]
2017 Mas Champart Blanc, Saint-Chinian AOC, France Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei Mas Champart Saint-Chinian Blanc is from the largest wine region in France that may be least known to most of us. The Languedoc-Roussillon region is in southern France and is most known for inexpensive, hearty red wines. The Saint-Chinian AOC was […]
2018 Smoking Loon Steelbird Rosé, California, USA Wine of the Week with Annette Tomei As young wine lovers develop into a serious market, the wine industry is discovering that it’s a good thing to have a sense of humor. They are also, however, learning that levity does not give license to relax standards in practices […]