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GIFFT By Kathy Lee Gifford

Leslie Hallman
 
August 23, 2018 | Leslie Hallman

Wine & Food Pairings: Late Harvest Fruits & Vegetables

Enjoy cooking with late summer fruits and vegetables to pair with your favorite GIFFT wines. Try something new, and experiment with preparations you might not have considered!

Sweet Corn 
Ears of fresh sweet corn are simple to prep for a grill night in the backyard. All that's required is butter and salt! While the grill is heating to a medium temperature, pull the outer husks down to the base, stripping away all the silk. Soak the ears of corn for a minimum of 10 minutes before placing on the grill for 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes until the kernels are tender. Serve immediately with butter. If you like things spicy, sprinkle with red pepper flakes and serve with a chilled glass of Bountiful

Tomatoes & Peppers 
Fresh-picked tomatoes and peppers are perfect to use for a homemade pasta sauce, or slice on top of your salad for color and crunch! Serve our Rosé with a perfectly fresh salad for lunch, or pair with our Red Blend for a date night at home with a creamy tomato spinach pasta or penne pasta with peppers.

Potatoes
Ahh, potatoes. Fried, mashed, boiled, or baked and loaded, we could go on and on. With endless preparations, why not stretch your culinary skills and try something new! We recommend enjoying them in a Niçoise Salad with a crisp glass of Rosé or mashed with garlic and served alongside grilled chicken Chardonnay for a flavorful (and comforting) dinner

Eggplant
Although delicious, eggplant parmesan is not your only option when preparing this bright purple veggie! Slice up grilled eggplant and add to a ratatouille or mash in a smoky eggplant dip to serve with pita chips or slather on lamb chops. For a tasty seasoned option, try a roasted eggplant side dish spiced up with chili paste, and enjoy with a glass of Bountiful.

Figs
Cultivated since ancient times, figs can be enjoyed fresh or dried, as well as used in jam-making. Figs are in season through early October and provide a good source of dietary fiber. Figs can be added to a cheese tray or chopped into an arugula salad. Pinot Grigio would be a delightful option to serve with this dried fruit and cheese hors d'oeuvres spread or salad.

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