Beaujolais Nouveau arrives Thursday! Top 10 food matches ...

On the third Thursday of every November, Beaujolais produdcers in southern Burgundy, France, release wine from the new harvest. More than 60 million bottles make their way around the world to bistros, bars and restaurants. Nouveau is a knock-it-back kind of wine to be enjoyed in the spirit of celebrating the harvest! Here are my top 10 food matches for this light-bodied red bursting with notes of field strawberries:

 1. Poached salmon

2. Roast chicken sandwich

3. Crusty baquette and cheese

4. Smoked ham

5. Mixed field green salads

6. Cream-sauce pastas

7. Various pates and terrines

8. Pepperoni pizza

9. Turkey and cranberry sauce

10. Potato chips