Welcome to Perfecting the Pairing! I hope you enjoy the recipes and pairings posted here. I do not claim to be a pro chef, writer, or photographer but I absolutely love to cook and to share recipes with friends and family. Since I have little to no artistic or musical talent (it runs in the family), I find that cooking is my creative outlet. I can spend countless hours reading cookbooks, cooking blogs, cooking magazines or watching cooking shows. I never seem to tire of it! I love trying new things and putting meal plans together, whether it is for a week of healthy meals or a dinner party with friends.
I have toyed with the idea of starting a cooking blog for over a year. I knew that I needed some sort of foundation, some kind of cornerstone idea that would keep readers (and myself) interested and engaged. My original idea was to pair every recipe with a song because next to sharing recipes, I love to share favorite music. I expanded on this a bit to include not only music but tips, techniques, kitchen tools, cocktails and anything else I think kicks the recipe up a notch. I can’t promise to provide life-changing news on every post but I may just convince you of the necessity of spatulas, vanilla fig balsamic vinegar and reggae music.
Let the pairing begin!