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D-4 Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1 992 Santa Cruz Sentinel 11 Food LZ Winegrowers group will host Cheese, wine, herbs, flavor pasta 'The Art of Fine Wine' benefit By NANCY BYAL CREAMY pasta sauces needn't be laden with fat, as this rich-tasting sauce proves. The creaminess comes from Neufchatel cheese, also called light cream cheese. The full flavor comes from wine and herbs. Spray non-stick coating, instead of butter or oil, onto vour wok or skillet to cut the fat even more.

Patrons encouraged to try the 'four S's' of wine tasting Montalvo celebrates anniversary 1 Vi cups sliced fresh mushrooms 2 tsps. cooking oil 8 ozs. fettuccine or linguine, cooked and drained In a small mixing bowl combine cubed Neufchatel cheese, milk, wine, cornstarch, salt, thyme, chervil and pepper. Set aside. Rinse turkey or chicken; pat dry.

Cut into thin bite-size strips; set aside. Spray a cold wok or large skillet with non-stick coating; preheat over medium heat. Add onion, celerv and chopped popper; stir-fry for 1 minute. Add mushrooms; stir-fry for 1 minute. Remove vegetables.

Add 1 teaspoon of the oil to wok. Add half of the turkey. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink; remove turkey. Add remaining oil. Stir-fry remaining turkey for 2 to 3 minutes or until no longer pink.

Return all turkey and vegetables to wok. Add cheese mixture; cook and stir until cheese is melted and mixture is heated through. Arrange pasta on a platter. Top with turkey mixture. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings. Nancy Byal is food editor of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. By MIKE. BLAESSER 0ay Living editor IT'S A little difficult to imagine, but the unceremonious "spit" may become the way to taste wine. For years, professional wine tasters have known the best way to taste wine is simply sip the wine, let the taste buds do their job.

then spit the wine out. And when you are tasting up to 100 wines, swallowing is out of the question. But asking the social wine taster, who has paid a fair amount of amount to attend a posh event, to sip and then well, spit into a bucket is quite another matter. But the spit may very well appeal to those who want to taste a Built in 1912 by state Sen. James Phelan, the villa was meant to serve as the hub of the state's artistic life.

Upon his death in 1930, Phelan left Villa Montalvo to a non-profit group for the support and encouragement of literature, art, music and architecture. The villa, inspired by the Villa Medici and the American Academy of Rome, an artist's academy, is surrounded by an arboretum and an Audubon bird WHILE MANY people will focus on the wine at the Villa Montalvo Center benefit, Montalvo is an interesting place in itself. Montalvo, the artist oldest residency program west of the Rockies, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Over the years, the Saratoga center has hosted such notable artists as James Huston, Sharon Doubla-go, Bette Howland, Neil Rutman and William Berry. PASTA WITH TURKEY-MUSHROOM SAUCE of an 8-oz.

package Neufchatel cheese, cubed Vi cup skim milk 'A cup dry white wine 2 tsps. cornstarch Vi tsp. salt tsp. dried thyme, crushed tsp. dried chervil, crushed Vi tsp.

pepper 1 lb. turkey breast tenderloin steaks or boneless, skinless chicken breast halves Non-stick spray coating Vi cup chopped onion 'A cup bias-sliced celery 'A cup chopped red sweet pepper Preview How can you be assured ol top quality auto body collision repair? It's easy. Just bring your car or truck to Dan Tony's Uptown Paint Body. Wp'up hppn in hiRinpss in Santa Cruz for mnm than RNRTHFR SMRSHIN G12 years, and each of olif-skilled technicians has been with us 6 years or longer. We back all our work with a Lifetime Warranty, and with our long-running WHAT: 'The Art of Fine Wine' benefit WHEN: Sunday WHERE: Villa Montalvo, Saratoga TIME: 4-7 p.m.

TICKETS: $35 INFORMATION: 741-3428 success record, you can be confident our shop's lifetime will outlast your car's. Drop by the next time you find yourself with a surprise hit. heads the responsible tasting committee for the event. The real flavor of the wine is accomplished in the first three steps of wine tasting. First, the wine is swirled in the glass.

The gentle mixing of air and wine releases the wine's aromas. Second step, sniff. Let your nose do the work of collecting those aromas. Third, sip and swish the wine around your mouth. At that point, you have the full effect of the wine.

Then comes the fourth the decision to spit or swallow. Smith said that while many people will undoubtedly opt for the swallow choice, the availability of the buckets and the information that will be given to each taster will hopefully encourage more people to try the spit method of tasting wine. lot ot wine and still have to drive home after the tasting. With that in mind, the Santa Cruz County Mountains Winegrowers Association will have the buckets available Sunday for the "The Art of Fine Wine," a wine tasting benefit for the Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts' Artist residency program. June Smith, of Roudon-Smith Winery, said the wine association will take a two-fold approach to help social tasters sample the wines of the 30 wineries that will be represented without getting overwhelmed.

In addition to the spit method of tasting, the association will follow the guidelines of the Responsible Hospitality Council by providing plenty of food and water at each tasting table. In addition, tasters can pace themselves by viewing the works of San Francisco artist Wynne Hayakawa and SUCCESS TONY'S UPTOWN PAINTS, BODY touring the artist residency cottages at Montalvo. Smith said she realizes the idea of spitting wine may not appeal to a lot of people, but for the true wine aficionado, swallowing is nothing more than window dressing. "Very little is actually learned from swallowing," said Smith, who 2850 SOQUEL AVENUE SANTA CRUZ. CA 95062 (408) 479 3666 fatNID)R TMY 415 River Street 425-5888 ANIC ORG Natural foods from home around the world Now every week.

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