Musical Pairings: Elvis Costello & the Attractions – Blood & Chocolate (paired with marinated eggplant)1 Comment
Eggplant is such a versatile vegetable (or fruit, depending on your outlook). It has a spongy texture and subtle taste that will absorb the flavors of whatever you prepare it with. It is used in numerous cultural cuisines, and tastes good however you prepare it: you can saute it, bake it, grill it or fry it. This particular recipe, made with the red wine vinegar, is slightly tangy, creamy and refreshing. The versatility of the eggplant itself, along with the red wine marinade that Kasey used for this particular recipe make Elvis Costello’s Blood & Chocolate a perfect pairing for this dish. As an extremely versatile musician, Costello’s discography draws from and incorporates a wide array of musical genres such as new-wave, country, bluegrass, classic rock n’ roll, and punk rock. The red wine vinegar marinade for this recipe is a good analogy for Blood & Chocolate, which reflects an almost acidic, sour romanticism that Costello has defined so well throughout his career.
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