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For chef Eric Lee, wine is the star of his recipes

California native Eric Lee, the executive chef at the Simi Winery in Sonoma County, Calif., creates food to show off the wine. "I'm not the star," Lee once said. "My job is to make wine the star. But I love to be able to pair food and wine ... and make both better." He likes to create harmony between the salt and acid, bitter and sweet flavors in food to make wine stand out. Here's his Dungeness c
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California native Eric Lee, the executive chef at the Simi Winery in Sonoma County, Calif., creates food to show off the wine. "I'm not the star," Lee once said. "My job is to make wine the star. But I love to be able to pair food and wine ... and make both better." He likes to create harmony between the salt and acid, bitter and sweet flavors in food to make wine stand out. Here's his Dungeness crab bucatini carbonara recipe: