A glass of wine can be delicious, but when it is paired with the right dish, it can resonate in a magnificent way. This gorgeous cookbook lets any cook plan a meal in perfect concert with a favorite or special wine. Mystified by the art of choosing a wine to go with your meal, or vice versa? Is white wine with fish the only rule you know? "The Wine Lovers Cookbook" is a unique guide for the wine lover and cook who considers wine an essential part of a meal and wants to understand the dynamic interplay between wine and food. Author Sid Goldstein describes in detail the flavor profiles of 13 popular varietals, such as Merlot and Chardonnay, and explains which ingredients balance each wine, giving the reader a professionals foundation for planning meals with each kind of wine. Best of all, he offers 100 recipes, from appetizers to desserts, specifically created to complement a particular varietal. "The Wine Lovers Cookbook" is a truly essential reference, an irresistibly beautiful cookbook, and an inspiration for all who want to make the most of an excellent glass of wine.
About the Author
Sid Goldstein is a writer specializing in food and wine and is also the co-author of From the Earth to the Table, which won the Book of the Year at the IACP's Julia Child Cookbook Awards. He lives in the Bay Area of Northern California.
Paul Franz-Moore is a San Francisco-based still-life photographer specializing in food.
John Ash is the coauthor of From the Earth to the Table. He lives in Northern California.
In a simpler time, we knew that red wine was meant for meat and white was to be served with fish. But now, as explained in this handy cookbook and reference tool, all bets are off because so many influences are at play in transforming American cuisine into a global smorgasbord. Using color-coding, select recipes and ample photographs, Goldstein leads readers through food wine and pairing in a systematic fashion. Even as the database format of this book proves Goldstein to be an exacting connoisseur, the variety of these dishes show him to be a multicultural man for all seasonings as well.
Finally, a book that puts wine in its rightful place at the table as a food in itself, and an equal partner to the food on the plate! Rosina Tinari Wilson, Senior Editor, Wine X Magazine