Tuesday, September 20, 2011

So I ask you… What’s your favorite thing to wrap prosciutto around?

Simplement, Magnifique et Délicieux...
La cantaloup, décorée avec une pincée de gros poivre et enveloppé dans le prosciutto. 
Nous connaissons et aimons tous le melon avec le prosciutto, mais qu'en est-il de pêches? 
Peut-être encore mieux si vous pouvez le croire!

Alors je vous demande ... 
Quelle est votre chose préférée à envelopper le autour du prosciutto?

Simply, Beautiful and Delicious...
Musk melon, decorated with a sprinkle of coarse-ground pepper and wrapped in prosciutto. 
We all know and love melon with prosciutto, but what about porky peaches? 
Possibly even better if you can believe that!

Cantaloupe And Prosciutto Salad

This delicious salad is amazing as an appetizer. The light flavors of the melon in it’s peak season, and the smoky taste of the prosciutto will keep you coming back for more...


1 Cantaloupe (cut into bite-sized pieces)
3 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar
1/2 Cup Prosciutto (diced )
1 Tablespoon Sugar
3 Tablespoons Chives (freshly snipped)
Salt and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper (to taste)
1 Loaf Crusty Italian Bread (cut into 1-inch slices)
Olive Oil for Broiling
8 Ounces Fresh Provolone Cheese


1.Preheat broiler.
2.Combine cantaloupe, olive oil, vinegar, prosciutto, sugar and chives and toss gently to blend in medium bowl,.
3.Add the salt and the pepper to taste.
4.Coat the bread slices with olive oil using a pastry brush.
5.Toast the bread under a broiler on an ungreased baking sheet until bread is golden which usually takes about 3 to 5 minutes.
6.Arrange the bread slices and provolone cheese on a large platter around the melon salad.
7.Garnish with the chives.
8.Serve at room temperature for the best flavor.

Salade de Cantaloup et prosciutto 

Cette délicieuse salade est incroyable en entrée. Les saveurs douces du melon dans sa saison de pointe, et le goût fumé du prosciutto vous tiendrons à revenir pour plus ...


1 cantaloup (coupé en petits morceaux)
3 cuillères à soupe d'huile extravierge d'olive
1 cuillère à soupe vinaigre de cidre
1 / 2 tasse prosciutto (en dés)
1 cuillerée de sucre
3 cuillères à soupe ciboulette (fraîchement ciselée)
Sel et poivre noir concassé frais (au goût)
1 Pain croûté italien (coupé en tranches de 1 pouce)
Huile d'olive pour la cuisson au gril
8 onces de fromage frais provolone


1.Préchauffer le grill.
2.Combiner la cantaloup, l'huile d'olive, le vinaigre, le prosciutto, le sucre et la ciboulette et mélanger délicatement dans un bol moyen,.
3.Ajouter le sel et le poivre au goût.
4.Enrober les tranches de pain avec de l'huile d'olive avec un pinceau à pâtisserie.
5.Grillier le pain sous le gril sur une plaque non graissée jusqu'à ce que le pain est doré qui prend habituellement environ 3 à 5 minutes.
6.Placer les tranches de pain et le fromage provolone dans un grand plat autour de la salade de melon.
7.Garnir avec la ciboulette.
8.Servir à température ambiante pour une saveur optimale.

My favorite, Prosciutto Pizza with a Rosemary Crust, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, parmesan, mushrooms topped with Parma prosciutto and extra virgin olive oil... STUPENDA!

Ma préféré, La Pizza au Prosciutto avec une croûte au romarin, sauce tomate, mozzarella, basilic, parmesan, champignons garnie de prosciutto de Parme  et d'huile d'olive extra vierge ... 

Wine makes every meal an occasion,
every table more elegant, everyday more civilized.
...Andre Simon

«Cooking with wine can be a pleasure and an
enhancement to good food and a fine meal !!»

«When wine is heated, the alcoholic content
as well as sulfites disappears, leaving
only the essence imparting a subtle flavor.»


"Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it."  Anonymous

"Wine is life." 
Petronius, Roman writer

"Life is too short to drink bad wine." 

"Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil."
Lord Byron

"Wine... the intellectual part of the meal." 
Alexandre Dumas, 1873

A man, fallen on hard times, sold his art collection but kept his wine cellar. When asked why he did not sell his wine, he said, “A man can live without art, but not without culture.”  

Bessie Braddock, a well-known socialist in England, attended a dinner party at which she was seated next to Winston Churchill who had had quite a bit to drink. She said to him, “Winston, you are drunk!” He replied, “Madame, I may be drunk, but you are ugly, and tomorrow I will be sober.”

“A [restaurant] wine list is praised and given awards for reasons that have little to do with its real purpose, as if it existed only to be admired passively, like a stamp collection. A wine list is good only when it functions well in tandem with a menu.” 
Gerald Asher

“A man will be eloquent if you give him good wine.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Representative Man 


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Hazrat Ali