PERFECT PAIRINGS FOOD & DRINK
Perfect PAIRINGS more than 100 recipes with wine matches for easy entertaining FIONA BECKETT
Perfect PAIRINGS If you’ve ever tasted a food you love with a wine that matches it perfectly, you’ll know that the combination of the two can be even better than the food or wine on its own. But how to find those perfect pairings? The old ‘white wine with fish, red wine with meat’ rule is now dated, as anyone who has enjoyed a seared tuna steak with a Pinot Noir well knows. Fiona’s simple pointers such as ‘match the wine to the sauce, not the basic ingredient’ and ‘take into account what else is on the plate’ help demystify the subject and introduce you to a whole new world of taste sensations. Try any of the expert recommendations – from lamb cutlets with Rioja Gran Reserva, scallops with oaked Chardonnay or pork belly with dry German Riesling – or experiment to discover your own personal favourites.
To help take the effort out of entertaining, also included is a wonderful range of menus for social occasions, with recommendations for the ideal wine to partner each of over 100 mouthwatering recipes. A meal based on a spring visit to the farmers’ market, an alfresco Provençal-style lunch, a celebratory fine wine dinner, tapas with friends — these are just some of the menus to get your imagination going. You will find classic dishes, such as Boeuf Bourguignon, as well as intriguingly original recipes, such as Pot-roast Brisket with Zinfandel and Roast Garlic and Pumpkin Polenta. Light, healthy options such as Seafood Jellies with White Wine and Dill and Sicilian-spiced Seabass with Grilled Tomatoes and Baby Fennel are featured alongside indulgent delights, such as Chocolate Pots with Maury and Caramelized Figs with Cinnamon and Sweet Sherry. Also included is a chapter devoted to what to drink with cheese, with exciting new ideas for entertaining with cheese and wine as well as creating cheeseboards to reflect the seasons. All this plus at-a-glance food and wine matching guides, advice on ordering wine in restaurants, tips on storing, decanting and serving wine at home, as well as a glossary of wine terms, make this the ultimate reference book on the subject.
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ISBN: 978 1 84975 264 0
UK £19.99 US $24.95 Priced higher in Canada
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If you’ve ever tasted a food you love with a wine that matches it perfectly, you’ll know that the combination of the two can be even better than the food or wine on its own. But how to find those divine pairings? In this indispensible new book, wine expert Fiona Beckett’s simple pointers help demystify the subject and introduce you to a new world of taste sensations. Try the expert recommendations or experiment to discover your own personal favourites. Also included is a superb range of menus for entertaining, with recommendations for the ideal wine to partner each of over 100 mouth-watering recipes. Classic dishes sit alongside the intriguingly original, and light options are featured as well as indulgent delights. Finally, a section devoted to cheese teaches you how to put together the perfect cheeseboard. All this plus at-a-glance food and wine matching guides, tips on decanting and serving wine at home and a glossary of wine terms. KEY SELLING POINTS • Food and wine matching is a perennially popular subject. • Expert advice teamed with over 100 delicious recipes makes this the definitive connoisseur’s guide to food and wine matching. • Fiona is the author of numerous popular webistes and blogs on food and wine pairing, including www.matchingfoodandwine.com and foodandwinefinds.blogspot.com. THE AUTHOR Fiona Beckett is one of the UK’s leading experts on food and drink matching and a wine columnist for the Guardian. She is the author of 22 books on food and wine, including Fiona Beckett’s Cheese Course and Food, Wine & Friends for Ryland Peters & Small. PUBLICITY Easy Living, Sainsbury's Magazine, Decanter, Delicious, BBC Good Food, Times Weekend
More than 100 recipes with wine matches for easy entertaining