Description : INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 GOLD Winner for Cooking 100 wines paired with more than 100 dishes, from two of the most respected experts in the business. Pairing wine and food can bring out the best qualities in each. But how do you hit upon the right combination? And is there just one? Do you fall back on the old rules or decide by cuisine or season? The choices can be perplexing, and fashions are constantly changing. Eric Asimov and Florence Fabricant have spent much of their careers enjoying this most delicious dilemma and now give readers the tools they need to play the game of wine and food to their own tastes. In this book, they sum up some of their most useful findings. Instead of a rigid system, Wine with Food offers guiding information to instill confidence so you can make your own choices. The goal is to break the mold of traditional pairing models and open up new possibilities. Asimov focuses on wines of distinction and highlights certain producers to look for. Fabricant offers dishes covering every course and drawing from diverse global influences-Clams with Chorizo, Autumn Panzanella, Duck Fried Rice, Coq au Vin Blanc, Short Ribs with Squash and Shiitakes. Sidebars explore issues related to the entire experience at the table-such as combining sweet with savory, the right kind of glass, and decanting. Wine with Food is both an inspiring collection of recipes and a concise guide to wine.
Description : Dining out on dim sum and looking for the perfect wine to accompany your meal? Wondering which bottle to uncork when serving up Thai? In Pairing Wine with Asian Food, enologist, wine judge, and wine writer Edwin Soon explores the most important theories of matching wine and Asian cuisine. Discover hundreds of inspired food and wine marriages from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as from Burgher, Eurasian, and Nyonya cuisines. Also featured is a special section on matching wine by occasion, such as an Asian finger food party or barbecue, or by type, such as curries, vegetarian dishes or seafood. Imagine serving a crisp, tangy aged Riesling with a steamed river fish with ginger, soy, and chili, or a peppery California Zinfandel with succulent Chinese barbecued pork ribs. For sheer indulgence, savor Hainanese chicken rice with lashings of chili, ginger, and sweet soy and a glass of Sauternes – surely a match made in heaven. Whether you’re a wine lover or new to the subject, this book encourages you to have fun and experiment for there is no reason why you can’t enjoy wine with all your favorite Asian dishes.
Description : "Demystifying the terminology and methodology of matching wine to food, Food and Wine Pairing: A Sensory Experience presents a practical, user-friendly approach grounded in understanding the direct relationships and reactions between food and wine components, flavors, and textures. This approach uses sensory analysis to help the practitioner identify key elements that affect pairings, rather than simply following the usual laundry list of wine-to-food matches. The text takes a culinary perspective first, making it a unique resource for culinary students and professionals."--Publisher's website.
Description : The purpose of this book is twofold: to supply the reader with a basic knowledge about wine, and to develop the expertise necessary to successfully match wine with food. It is a book of concepts, not a long list of wine-food pairings. The concepts are simple, logical, and easy to understand. After reading this book, the pleasure you derive in pairing wine with food will be greatly enhanced by your newly acquired knowledge of the culinary arts. “ This book is extremely readable. I especially like the organization, which makes it a great educational tool for wine novices as well as connoisseurs.” —David Rosengarten, author of Red Wine with Fish “John Fischer has redefined the concept of matching wine and food. Scientific, though easy to understand, this book is a must-read for wine aficionados and professionals.” —José R. Garrigó, Chairman of the International Wine and Food Society Board of Governors of the Americas "This is an outstanding book that gives a simple and logical approach to match wine to food. It is easy to understand and enjoyable to read. We have thoroughly enjoyed using it at the Institute for the Culinary Arts, and have received many compliments from students." —James E. Trebbien, Academic Director, Institute for the Culinary Arts, Omaha Nebraska “The book is very well organized, clearly written, light without being lightweight, and enlightening without being self-important. —Mike Scott, winemaker and vice president of Lone Canary Winery, Spokane, Washington
Description : Offering straightforward advice on how to select the right bottle of wine for every meal, a master sommelier offers a detailed study of twelve grape varietals, sparkling wines, and dessert wines, along with tips on the foods that will enhance the styles for each varietal, accompanied by more than fifty recipes that showcase each type of wine.
Description : When world famous culinary personalities shower such laudatory words on a peer, it is definitely well-deserved. A post-graduate of the prestigious Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, Chef Varun Inamdar has long been associated with some of the leading hospitality chains in the world for over a decade. His guests and clientele include many celebrated personalities ranging from the royal family of Al Sabah, Al Khalifa and Al Saud in the Arabian Gulf, to powerful politicians like US President Barack Obama, French President Nicholas Sarkozy and Russian President Vladimir Putin, to name a few. Closer home, his creations have graced the celebratory menus of several celebrities such as Sachin Tendulkar and the Ambani family.Having recently re-arrived on the Indian culinary landscape with The Chocolate Factory Ecuador, a premier chocolate company in India, Chef Varun is fast-gaining popularity as the man who gives chocolate never-before-seen avatars. What puts him a step ahead of his contemporaries is his inclination to revisit International and traditional cuisines and reinterpret them without compromising on conventionality — like he has done with the book you hold in your hands right now.
Description : A delectable guide that's in good taste. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Wine & Food Pairing will help readers find the perfect pairings beyond the truism of red going with red and white going with white, noting the similarities and differences in intensity, acidity, and sweetness of the wines in relation to the tastes of the cuisine. ?Includes a glossary, a master pairings list for more than 100 foods and wines, wine menus for special dinners, and wine and food resources ?Breaks down white, red, sparkling, and dessert wines into flavor profiles for pairing ?Matches wines with international cuisine
Description : The Essentials of Wine takes you on a journey of discovery for not only wine, but for unique wine and food pairing strategies. The text presents these strategies in a simple, user-friendly format.