As I promised in today’s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I’m posting links to some of my favorite recipes that call for wine. Because I use it so frequently, it is impossible to include all the recipes here. I’ve chosen those most suited to fall and winter and have also selected examples that defy the common wisdom of white wine with fish, chicken and vegetables and red wine with red meats.

Cooking with White Wine:

Maitake Mushroom Risotto calls for white wine

Firehouse Clams and Rice

Maitake Mushroom Risotto


Wild Rice Risotto with Steamed Mussels and Pine Nuts

Wild Mushroom Ragout with Bacon and Farro

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato-Porcini Sauce

Linguine with Artichokes and Clams

An Almost Traditional Ragu for a Cold January Night

Pork Tenderloin with Braised Fennel and Celery

Pork Ragout with Pinto Beans & Sage

Cotechino with Lentils & Portobellos

Chilled Pear Soup with Burrata


Cooking with Red Wine:

Italian Crab & Bread Soup

Braised Carrots & Lentils with Creme Fraiche and Mint

Warm Lentil Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Black Olive Risotto

Risotto with Pancetta, Olives & Fontina

Braised Duck Legs with Dried Plums

Braised Sausages with White Beans & Spinach

Braised Lamb Chops and Carrots in Red Wine & Vinegar

Marinated Flank Steak with Zinfandel Vinaigrette

Braised Short Ribs with Slow-Cooker Polenta & Orange Gremolata

Standing Rib Roast with Carrots in Peppercorn Cream

Sicilian-Style Shepherd’s Pie