BABE Wine and Pepper has teamed up to inspire you to create your own fun menu at home.
Thursday 14. January 2021 is the new year, and you know what that means, the big game is coming up. The holidays will be a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the food you love during the big game (or the commercials, if that’s more your speed). That’s why BABE Wine and your favorite Thai mom and cookbook author, Pepper Teigen, have teamed up to prove that sparkling wine by the glass goes with everything while you prepare a Big Game menu. From nachos and cheese fries to pigs in blankets and buffalo chicken sauce, BABE is the perfect addition to any occasion.
As any foodie knows, planning is a MUST when it comes to eating big game. This year Mama Teigen offers us an original recipe of crispy chicken wings paired with BABE Red, exclusively from her highly anticipated Thai pepper cookbook: Family recipes from all the Thai mothers. Kids, foodies and pepper lovers can pre-order the cookbook, which includes a recipe for crispy chicken wings and other dishes to pair with your favorite BABE here.
I love introducing everyone to Thai flavours through my cooking – my recipes are so simple, delicious and fun! says Pepper Teigen. For me, BABE is exactly the same and goes with so many dishes, including my crispy chicken wings.
As an official NFL sponsor, BABE challenges you to showcase the products you love to associate with your favorite BABE box (maybe) in rosé, grigio or red – for a chance to be one of ten lucky winners of the ultimate Big Game celebration, a complete BABE package and bragging rights (you go Glenn Coco!). By the time you’re 31. In January, anyone (21 years and older) can enter the draw by sharing a photo of their favorite BABE couple, tagging @drinkbabe and using #BabeWinePairings & #sweepstakes.
In addition to Pepper’s dish combinations, BABE Wine has partnered with some of our favorite Jeremy Jacobwitz (@jeremyjacobwitz) and Cheat Day Eats (@cheatdayeats) to introduce you to local restaurants in New York City where you can order BABE. BABE is available in New York City at Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop, Pies and Thighs, GST Tavern, and Route 66, all of which offer some of the tastiest food in town that pairs perfectly with our cans. Can’t you do it? Don’t worry – the BABE is available when you order your meal. And for the grand finale, BABE is teaming up with Cheese By The Numbers (@cheesebythenumbers) to offer you three different packages for the day of the competition; think brunch, happy hour and late night…. each associated with a box of BABE. Don’t forget to check out their Instagram account for inspiration as you work on your own BABE Food Pairings and Big Game menu.
The big game for me is snacks. With a fresh and refreshing box of BABE, you can finally pair wine with sausage balls and queso with bark, says Chelsea Phillips, CEO of BABE. With a little help from Pepper Teigen, the Big Game’s carrying case, and some of our gourmet friends, we hope to inspire you for your own house sitting parties. We can’t wait to see what everyone thinks at …… I’m hungry already!
Available in rosé, pinot grigio and red. BABE wines can be purchased at drinkbabe.net or in stores nationwide. Consult our wine cellar to find a store near you. A link to download the products can be found here.
*For the official contest rules, see https://drinkbabe.net/pages/babe-wine-pairings-rules.
Crispy chicken wings served for 4 to 6 people:
3 pounds chicken wings, dry vegetable oil, for frying.
¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons fish sauce ¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp garlic powder 2 tbsp cornflour or tapioca flour
½ tablespoon ground white pepper 2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salted Thai sweet chili sauce or spicy garlic lime fish.
- Place the chicken wings in a large bowl. Add the fish sauce, garlic powder, white pepper and salt and stir. Set aside 15 minutes (or chill 30 minutes).
- Meanwhile, fill a wok, large pot or deep fryer with at least 5 inches of oil, making sure to leave a few inches of space around the edge. Heat the oil over medium heat to 370 F (use a thermometer to fry or test the oil by placing a small piece of bread or a grain of rice on it; if it immediately sizzles, but doesn’t burn, you’re done). Place a grid in a drawer or place a paper plate and keep it nearby.
- While the oil is heating, in a small bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch and baking powder. Sprinkle the mixture over the wings and turn until a dough forms, making sure all the wings are evenly coated.
- When the oil is hot, add 4 or 5 wings to the pan and fry until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. The color of the crust will tell you when they are ready. So keep an eye on the wings and adjust the heat as needed while roasting.
- Let the wings drain on a rack or paper towels and bake the next batch. Serve warm with a sweet chili sauce or, if you prefer it hot, with a spicy fish sauce.
- Reprinted from the book Thai Pepper. Copyright © 2021 Copyright is owned by Williluk Teigen and Garrett Snyder. Photo Copyright © 2021 Author Jenny Huang. Published by Clarkson Potter, printed by Random House.
About BABE wine
BABE Wine founders Josh Fat Jew Ostrowski and brothers David Oliver Cohen and Tanner Cohen developed a unique offering of branded wines in 2016 that leverages their large social media audience. BABE was created to simplify the saturated wine category by presenting consumers with a fun, inclusive and portable product.
A portfolio of photogenic and delicious rosé wines, pinot grigio and red sparkling wines packaged in New York has made BABE the most photographed wine on Instagram.
About Pepper Teigen
Originally from Thailand, Pepper Teigen moved to the United States after her marriage as a young woman. So she began cooking Thai dishes, often substituting American ingredients for Thai products she couldn’t find in supermarkets. When she worked at her then-husband’s bar in Washington, D.C., she earned the nickname Pepper because bar patrons always saw her nibbling on a hot, fresh chai. Pepper now lives in Southern California with his daughter Chrissy, son-in-law John and grandchildren Luna and Miles. She is featured prominently on CravingsbyChrissyTeigen.com, as well as in Chrissy’s two best-selling books, where she shares her recipes, humor and wisdom.
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