|The challenge of pairing with Hostess Snoballs: Spatlese riesling or junmai sake?|
Earlier this week, Food & Wine
magazine's Ray Isle put up a blog post making wine pairing recommendations for junk food
. Now, Champagne with potato chips SFoodie has heard of, but we've never been asked, nor would we really care to test out, which Italian whites go best with Spaghetti-Os. Is Isle doing the world a favor by suggesting Vermentino? Seems to us that Two-Buck Chuck is a better pairing, spiritually speaking. The TJ's Chardonnay someone brought over to our house this weekend has a little sweetness to it, too.
pairing wine with Slim Jims is nothing compared to the food pairing suggestions passed along by the Wall Street Journal
a few weeks ago: junk food with other junk food
. Yes, we're talking Cool Ranch Doritos with pineapple pie and truffles made of mushed-up Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Fruit Roll-Ups. Do we want to try the latter? Depends on whether which wins out: curiosity or shame. We still haven't made up our mind.