'port' on Serious Eats

Old-Fashioned Pounded Cheese With Walnuts and Port Syrup From 'The New Midwestern Table'

Making pounded cheese from Amy Thielen's new cookbook, The New Midwestern Table, was a jump into uncharted territory for me. Dropping blocks of gorgeous aged Cheddar into a food processor was an act of faith. But drizzled with sweet port syrup and chopped walnuts, the final dish is an entertainment-worthy appetizer for any and all cheesehounds. More

The Motown

This cocktail recipe comes from Toasted Oak Grill & Market just outside Detroit, Michigan. The drink is evocative of candied nuts, and it's ideal for serving alongside a gingerbread or spice-cake dessert. More

Lamb Stew from 'Stewed'

Gently simmered lamb shoulder, port, and root vegetable stew tastes lamby but not gamey or chewy. The key is the sweet and savory undercurrent of wine, beef stock, tomatoes, and winter roots that runs beneath the flavor of the lamb. More

Cranberry Port Jam

Cranberries in all forms, with their zingy sweet flavor and crimson hue, are a delicious symbol of the holiday season. This luscious jam combines fresh and dried cranberries with a generous amount of ruby port. It would be perfect spread on cornbread, pumpkin bread, or anything slathered with cream cheese. More

Blueberry Port Jam

This jam has a deep, dark purple hue that looks almost black in the jar. The blueberries and port work together to create an intense, full-bodied jam bursting with ripe fruit flavors. In addition to the berries, there are notes of plum, cherry, and raisin. Try it in a peanut butter sandwich, or as a filling between two layers of lemon cake. More

Drink the Book: The Dahlgren

The Dahlgren is a long, tall number with strong spicy notes underscored by the subtle richness of tawny port. Phil Ward took his inspiration from the classic Diablo, a combination of tequila, lime, créme de cassis and ginger ale; Ward substitutes tawny port for the black currant liqueur and uses a spicy homemade ginger syrup instead of ginger ale. More

Time for a Drink: Princeton Cocktail

The Princeton Cocktail dates to the late 19th century, when New York barman George Kappeler mixed them alongside other Ivy League-named drinks at the Holland House bar. Heavy and rich, a measure of port lends not only flavor to this drink, but an elegant appearance as it settles at the bottom of the cocktail glass. More

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