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10 Unexpected Champagne and Food Pairings

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When pairing Champagne and food there are some general guidelines to keep in mind. The acidity of the wine is key. Are you going for a complementary pairing, or a contrasting one? What about an aged Champagne, or a rosé?

There are some classic pairings—caviar, oysters—but really, that's just scratching the surface. With the holiday season rapidly approaching and its incipient hike in Champagne intake, we've compiled a list of recipes for dishes that feature ingredients you might not have thought to pair with a glass bubbly.

 

8 Weirdest Culinary Certifications

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The growth of the food industry and people's interest in it has everything trending towards super-niche-- including culinary certifications. Consider yourself a beer authority? Prove it by becoming a Master Cicerone. Want to know just about all there is to know about urban gardening? There's a Master Urban Gardening program for that. Interested in judging barbecue competitions? You have to get certified first. Here are eight unique culinary certifications and specialty programs worth seeking out if you want to do more than just call yourself an expert.

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