Blogger: Mary Gorman-McAdams
Started at The Kitchn: 2008
Mary is originally from Ireland, but now she is a New York-based wine writer and consultant, and she is by far the most over-qualified member of our team! Having passed all the difficult exams Mary is now writing her dissertation - the last step to achieving the prestigious Master of Wine (MW) title, a rare honor.
Whether she is writing about cheap Trader Joe's wine, or the technical intricacies of the wine-making process, Mary always brings a warmth and intense curiosity to her posts. She also is one of the most generous hosts I have ever had the pleasure to dine with! Read on for more about Mary, and some favorite posts of hers from the past year.
A FEW QUESTIONS FOR MARY
- What's your favorite kitchen tool?
I really have two. One is my mandolin, which my husband bought me for Mother's Day a few years ago. I use it almost daily to slice fennel, radish, kohlrabi or anything I have in the fridge that would be tasty in a salad. Second up is my micro-plane for grating cheese, which is at least a daily activity in our household.
- What's your secret indulgence in the kitchen?
I work from home and like to keep a stash of chocolate in the refrigerator. Specifically 'crunchie' or 'aero' bars because they remind me of growing up in Ireland. So every-time I go to fairways I stock up! Other than that it is butter – I only buy Irish Kerrygold butter.
- What's your favorite quote on food, cooking, or eating?
Well actually I have three, and two on Champagne!
"In victory we deserve it, in defeat we need it." – Sir Winston Churchill
"My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne." – John Maynard Keynes
"In Europe we thought of wine as something as healthy and normal as food and also a great giver of happiness and wellbeing and delight. Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary." – Ernest Hemingway
A FEW POSTS BY MARY
• Winemaking 101: How White Wine Is Made
• A Sip and a Cone: 5 Luscious Wine and Ice Cream Pairings
• Just Add Water: Trying McGee's Experiments With Wine
• River Café Wine Dinner: My Tribute to Rose Gray
• Lots of Cheap Wines: At Less Than $10 Per Bottle!
MORE POSTS BY MARY
• See all of Mary's posts at The Kitchn
(Images: as credited in above links)