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Dornenburg and Page, authors of Becoming a Chef and Culinary Artistry, demystify the challenge of food and beverage pairing in this exhaustive, accessible resource. Believing that the best matches create peak experiences, the authors consult with the world's most discriminating palates, who see food and drink as inseparable. With stories from such noted chefs as Daniel Boulud, Traci Des Jardins and Patrick O'Connell and a host of top sommeliers, this comprehensive collection provides a wealth of guidelines for pairings, not only by specific food, but by food type, time of day, characteristics, season and personal mood. From fast food to ethnic cuisine, they include unlikely entries such as Kentucky Fried Chicken (Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer), oxtails (Barolo), moussaka (Retsina, Rioja), potato chips (beer, champagne) and saag paneer (Pinot Gris). While focusing primarily on wine, the authors include matches for a variety of other beverages, including tea, water, coffee, beer and spirits, and offer the pairings in reverse—what to serve if you've already selected your beverage. This encyclopedic collection is highly recommended for those who give serious thought to the flavor of each dish. 70 full-color photographs. (Oct.)
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The world's greatest book on the subject.―Robert Whitley in Copley News Service
At the moment the most useful wine-with-food guide in English.―Edward Behr in The Art of Eating
Astounding...Brilliant.―Ellen Rose on NPR's "Good Food"
The #1 Food Book of the Year.―FabulousFoods.com
The #2 Best Cocktail Book of the Year.
Few books of its kind are more enjoyable.―Los Angeles Times
The most exciting and comprehensive guide to wine pairing that I have ever seen.―Eric Ripert, chef-owner, Le Bernardin
A be-all, end-all masterwork...An impossibly comprehensive and utterly readable book that belongs among the greats in any epicure's reference shelf.
Dornenburg and Page again prove their immense knowledge of and love for food and drink harmonization...A thoroughly satisfying reference. Essential."―Library Journal
Dornenburg and Page demystify the challenge of food and beverage pairing in this exhaustive, accessible resource...This comprehensive collection provides a wealth of guidelines for pairings...Highly recommended.―Publishers Weekly
This husband-wife team has researched their subject exhaustively, consulting the chefs and sommeliers at America's top restaurants to put together the definitive pairing guide....WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT is as easy to use as a thesaurus.―Linda Kulman on NPR