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The best drink to go with pasta-based foods?

Postby Capn Tayth on Wed May 21, 2008 3:33 pm

What do you think is the best type of drink to go with pasta? I've always liked Lemon Iced Tea, for some reason... anyone else feel the same?

And on a completely unrelated but related point, what is Kool Aid, and is there a british equivalent?

So... what do you think?
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Postby farfalla on Wed May 21, 2008 6:45 pm

with pasta give me real Chianti from the region - mamamia!

do not know about Kool Aid equivalents in the UK, but be careful who you take it from, it can be lethal

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Re: The best drink to go with pasta-based foods?

Postby alanpai on Sat May 24, 2008 10:21 pm

Capn Tayth wrote:What do you think is the best type of drink to go with pasta? I've always liked Lemon Iced Tea, for some reason... anyone else feel the same?

And on a completely unrelated but related point, what is Kool Aid, and is there a british equivalent?

So... what do you think?


personally, i have always enjoyed apple juice with my noodles
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Postby Cardinal Fang on Sun May 25, 2008 3:22 pm

Cold beer is good, but being British, my real preference is for tea.

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Re: The best drink to go with pasta-based foods?

Postby Andrey Kurtenkov on Sun May 25, 2008 4:09 pm

Capn Tayth wrote:What do you think...
I do not think, I drink. Beer - feelings like in heaven.
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Postby Wawizzle on Sun May 25, 2008 5:13 pm

I usually drink milk with all of my meals at home.
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Postby beergirl47408 on Mon May 26, 2008 12:40 am

I usually do a good Chianti if they're fancy noodles, but if it's just something basic, then either beer or water.

Kool Aide is a sugary powdered soft drink mix. You pour it into water and then add what seems like half a pound of sugar. After drinking a glass, I'm pretty sure your teeth will rot out. Do not give it to children, unless you are about to send them home. It's best with cheap vodka in it.

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Postby St John the Blasphemist on Mon May 26, 2008 3:21 am

An Australian Lambrusco (not just the French hate us for our superior quality wines - the Italians do too, only they don't get as worked up about copyright issues in the names).

I recommend Maglieri. Easy to drink, flavoursome, not too expensive.

Cab Merlot works well too.

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Postby tehgrisp on Mon May 26, 2008 12:11 pm

I'm a fan of water with near... everything.
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Postby Moral Minority on Mon May 26, 2008 12:24 pm

Wawizzle wrote:I usually drink milk with all of my meals at home.


Wow, you must have one heck of a cholesterol.
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Postby Tiffy-o on Sat May 31, 2008 12:42 pm

farfalla wrote:with pasta give me real Chianti from the region - mamamia!


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Totally love a good Italian Chianti. If you make a spicier sauce (or add gallons of red pepper as topping as I do :mrgreen: ) this is excellent fare.
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Re: The best drink to go with pasta-based foods?

Postby Auntie Blackbeard on Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:25 am

SACRELEDGE !

Merlot and only merlot !
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Postby Wawizzle on Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:28 am

Moral Minority wrote:
Wawizzle wrote:I usually drink milk with all of my meals at home.


Wow, you must have one heck of a cholesterol.


Milk raises your cholesterol? How so?

I drink 2% milk, if that changes anything.
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Postby Andrey Kurtenkov on Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:55 am

I have read that 80 % of cholesterol in the blood is endogenous and only 20 % - exogenous and the cholesterol in the food is not the same as the cholesterol in the blood.
We need some amount of cholesterol for the organism to function, so it is like a vitamin.
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Re: The best drink to go with pasta-based foods?

Postby Capellini on Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:18 pm

Actually, you're supposed to drink the same wine you cook with. (This is of course for people who have moved beyond cooking wine, so please, if you cook with cooking wine, do not then drink it. It makes your noodly lord cry.)

For me, I have found that the absolute best wine for a tomato sauce is a Malbec, so that's what I like to drink with my pasta.

It's also my favorite red in general.

I don't really like chianti, not enough body for me.
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