Saturday Kitchen 14.11

(by Susie Barrie MW)

Wine for Guinea fowl Maryland by Glynn Purnell:

  • Zenato Villa Flora Lugana, Italy (£9.49, Waitrose)

Susie’s comments: the sweetcorn, birch syrup and banana in the recipe mean a white wine is the order of the day. A richer Pinot Gris works but this Lugana is an old friend and wonderful versatile with its rich, succulent fruity style. Dangerously moreish. ‘Really like it,’ said Glynn; ‘perfect match’ was Kim’s comment.


Wine for Kim Woodward’s wild sea bass en papillote:

  • Taste the Difference Albariño, Spain (£8, Sainsbury’s)

Susie’s comments: a beautifully wine-friendly dish, it goes with quite a few styles of white. The fruit here really lifts the palate through the hollandaise, the herbal hints tie in nicely. ‘Goes fantastically with the dish,’ was Kim’s verdict. ‘Really nice,’ said James, while Glynn was on the money when he said, ‘the fruitiness and the acidity with the spice of the tabasco: brilliant.’

Wild-sea-bass-en-papillote-TBSQRecipes, links and details

My wine matches for Mackenzie Crook’s heaven and hell, cooked by James Martin, were as follows:

Lobster tortellini with lobster sauce – Finest Pecorino, Italy (£6.25, Tesco)

Apple and syrup steamed pudding with plum and apple compote and homemade custard – Hermit’s Hill Botrytis Semillon, Australia (£8.50, Marks & Spencer) 

Thanks to James, Kim, Glynn and Mackenzie – as well as to all the fine folk behind the cameras at Cactus TV, especially our fab wine VT crew. Thanks to everyone in Farnham, also to Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. You can find the recipes on the BBC Food site and the show is available for a limited time via iplayer. Thanks for reading!