Saturday Kitchen 30.5
(by Susie Barrie MW)
It was FA Cup final weekend and the trophy even made its way into the Saturday Kitchen studio (hope no one got greasy fingers on it…) This was a split wine shoot, with Susy Atkins in Birmingham for Aston Villa and I went to the home of Arsenal in north London.
Arsenal ran out winners in the match – but all of these wines are well worth championing.
Susie’s wine for Sabrina Ghayour’s Persian snacks
Passimento Bianco 2014, Italy (£8.99, Majestic)
Susie comments: Strong flavours here including tamarind, chilli, lemon and honey – but this supple, succulent wine makes a brilliant match. The wine’s quite rich, a novel style made using partially dried grapes and that richness works really well with the sweet and spice of the dish, as well as all those varied flavours. Well worth a try.
Susy Atkins’ wine for Basque chicken with fresh artichoke and pepper salad by Daniel Boulud
Finest Pecorino 2013, Italy (£7.99, Tesco)
Recipes, links and details
Our recommendations for Dion Dublin’s heaven and hell, as cooked by James Martin, were:
T-bone steak with béarnaise sauce: Margaret River Merlot, Australia (£9.75, Marks & Spencer)
Clams and mussels with asparagus, pea and broad bean: Domaine Jacky Marteau Sauvignon Blanc Touraine, France (£6.75, Marks & Spencer)
Thanks to James, Daniel, Sabrina and Dion. Also to the fabulous team at Cactus TV and our brilliant wine VT crew. Thanks to you for popping in here – and if you’d like to see the recipes, they’re available on the BBC Food site. And the show is on iplayer. Cheers!