Wednesday, April 10, 2002
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If you missed the Cincinnati International Wine Festival, Wyoming Wines offers a chance to sip some of the best. The shop (1208 Springfield Pike) pours more than 20 festival medal winners at a special tasting beginning at 8:30 p.m. Saturday $25. 761-9463.
Broccoli raab, also called rape or rapini, is a bitter green related to the cabbage and turnip family. The leafy green has 6- to 9-inch stalks and scattered clusters of tiny, broccoli-like buds. Available fall through spring. Choose broccoli raab with thin stalks and just a few open flowers. There should be no smelly hint of over-the-hill cabbage. Wrap lightly in damp paper towels and then in plastic. Refrigerate no more than a few days. Before cooking, trim base of stems and chop stalks roughly. Braise broccoli raab with garlic and sprinkle of red pepper flakes; toss with pasta.
Samuel Adams Boston Lager $13 (12-pack): The Samuel Adams flagship label is brewed in Cincinnati, so you can't find fresher beer in a bottle. If you haven't tried it in a while, you should. A mild caramel malt flavor blends perfectly with the top quality European hops, making this old favorite a guaranteed winner. Especially good with pizza and seafood.
Food TV star and cookbook author David Rosengarten signs books and meets the people at the new Dorothy Lane Market in Springboro (740 North Main St.) 5-8 p.m. Friday The signing is free and open to the public. (937) 748-6800.
Send names, addresses and phone numbers of your favorite ethnic markets, along with a brief description of the markets and your phone number, to: Ethnic Markets, Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202; fax: 768-8330; e-mail email@example.com.
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