Friday, July 7, 2023

A Summer Recipe - Gazpacho

Gazpacho - Eat Smarter

Tomorrow night I am attending a Napa Valley Wine Dinner. Each of us is bringing a Cabarnet Sauvignon from Rutherford AVA in Napa - an appellation whose dusty terroir produces some of the world's greatest Cabarnet Sauvignons.

We are also each making a recipe from The Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Cookbook. Cakebread Cellars is a premier Napa Valley vineyard.

The Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Cookbook

I have chosen to make their Spanish Red Gazpacho that will be the starter - here is the recipe.

Spanish Red Gazpacho

I love gazpacho and am intrigued that it has fennel. I even got sherry vinegar from Napa Valley -

Napa Valley Naturals Sherry Vinegar

I am making it this morning - I like to make gazpacho a day ahead. I will be serving it in glasses to be sipped - much more common in Spain than serving it in a bowl.

For those of you interested, I am bringing a Honig Vineyard Cabarnet Sauvignon.

Honig Cabarnet Sauvignon

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Looks so tasty. The old Vegetarian Epicure cookbook had a gazpacho to die for. Probably the best I've ever eaten/drunk.

  2. Interesting recipe! I've never seen one that has hardboiled egg and ham as a condiment/adornment. Let us know how it works out!

  3. One of the many things I love about living in wine country in Northern California! One never runs out of wineries to visit!

  4. I really love gazpacho, and your recipe sounds fabulous. How interesting is the addition of fennel. Has got to be good. Also I like the diced boiled egg-ham garnish. Different & sounds like a good combination with the tomato concoction that is gazpacho. Have fun!💚

  5. A number of years ago a fantastic caterer in the San Francisco Bay Area, Barbara Llewellyn, catered a birthday party for my late father. One of the items on the menu was Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters - a yummy combination of a Bloody Mary and an oyster. I was just thinking that a Gazpacho-type cocktail with vodka, rather than the classic Bloody Mary, along with the oyster, might be a fun and interesting thing to try.

  6. Just reserved this cookbook from the public library. Better than a trashy novel. Cheers!