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Cynthia Graubart is a food writer, James Beard Award winning cookbook author, speaker, former cooking show television producer, and most-recently the author of Sunday Suppers: Simple, Delicious Menus for Family Gatherings.
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"I never dreamt of writing recipes as a child, but from college and beyond, I wanted to help people get to the table. That’s where the magic happens. I love top-quality ingredients, proper technique and perfect execution of recipes, but the truth of the matter is that I want people to sit down together at the table and talk. The family table is so important. Just think about the magic that happens around a family table – from paying the bills on it, to doing school projects, to family holidays, planning weddings, and planning funerals. Sitting at it for dinner enriches our lives in the sharing and caring that is expressed during the meal."
Sunday Suppers: Simple, Delicious Menus for Family Gatherings
Chicken: a Savor the South Cookbook;
Slow Cooking for Two;
Slow Cooker Double Dinners for Two;
Mastering the Art of Southern Vegetables;
Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking;
The One-Armed Cook.
James Beard Award Winner American Cooking 2013;
Georgia Grown Executive Chef for 2017.
Atlanta Journal Constitution;
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A steak served with apples and sweet potatoes screams German beer - or at least German-style. For this dish, we are going to suggest a slightly lesser known style of German Lager known as a kellerbier, aka "cellar beer". North Carolina's own Burial Brewing makes such a beer under the moniker Blood Tusk: a hazy yellow lager traditionally hopped with lots of biscuit flavor from the malt. These flavors are like adding a thick slice of bread to go with the steak, apples, and sweet potato. Granted, finding a kellerbier might be difficult, so we suggest a traditional lager as a substitute.
Burial Brewing Blood Tusk
Sangiovese Blend - Tuscany, Italy
There are soft cherry and wild berry notes in this super Tuscan blend. I also get red apple skin that I think will go well with the steak and apple combination of flavors found in this dish.
Brancaia ‘Tre,” Toscana, Italy