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Basque Meals

sacwoodpusher Dec 19, 2011 04:58 PM

I simply love the way Basques serve wine. Wine should be served in old bottle or jugs and be poured into juice glasses to drink. The wine should not be so big and bold that it overpowers.........Wine is treated like it should be here.......AS FERMENTED GRAPE JUICE, not as a pretentious monstrosity served by snobs to snobs in stemware!

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    thimes Dec 20, 2011 11:20 AM

    well there you go - glad you're happy, drink up and be merry

    1. Perilagu Khan Dec 20, 2011 12:04 PM

      You know, there's something very appealing in what you say.

      1. mrbigshotno.1 Dec 20, 2011 12:34 PM

        And don't ever wash them old bottles, jugs and glasses!

        1. Perilagu Khan Dec 20, 2011 01:45 PM

          Now what should we eat with our rough Basque wine in our fruit jars? Some kind of spicy, peppery stew, I'm guessing.

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            mrbigshotno.1 Dec 20, 2011 04:09 PM

            Of course! made with mutton, 'cause the lamb has to go to market.

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              jumpingmonk Dec 20, 2011 04:35 PM

              And lots and lots of sheep cheese

            2. re: Perilagu Khan
              LA Buckeye Fan Dec 21, 2011 11:17 AM

              Don't forget the marinated tongue slices!

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                Perilagu Khan Dec 21, 2011 11:42 AM

                Hmmm. I may just keep to the wine and some peppers and bread.

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                  LA Buckeye Fan Dec 22, 2011 11:13 AM

                  More for me! :)

            3. bbqboy Dec 21, 2011 05:48 PM

              Lots of lamb, pots of beans, and unlimited wine.
              Winnemucca Days :)

              1. gingershelley Dec 22, 2011 10:45 AM

                Just as they serve wine and beer in the Basque country of spain! Served with lots of pinxtos!

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                  Puffin3 Feb 20, 2012 07:17 AM

                  Jambon de Bayoone braised in Madeira with rice pilaf.

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                    Perilagu Khan Feb 20, 2012 07:41 AM

                    Blimey, but that sounds righteous!

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