Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cheese and Wine

Broiled Provolone

Yes, this is dinner. It's made of cheese.

There's nothing quite like the simplicity of a cheese and wine dinner. Except, of course, it's not simple at all.

Making cheese is a pretty complicated. Have you ever tried it? You can make queso fresca with stuff you've got in your kitchen but even then it's complicated. If you want to make stuff that's going to be aged, pwwft.

Wine is the same way. Think you can just chuck some grapes in the blender, add some time, and get wine out? Well, you can't.
Bread, Cheese, Wine

Even bread. I've made bread. It's not that big a deal. You just add the magic yeast granules and... And oh, right, where do those come from? If you had to make bread with out a packet of fleischmann's yeast would you know how? Will all post-apocalyptic breads be flat?

These days, even the simple pleasures are facilitated by a vast conglomeration of teams of people. And that's a lot of people. Think on that the next time you have a cheese and wine. Though to what end, I have no idea. Really. There's not much of this wine left...