2007 IACP Award Winner
The most comprehensive guide to matching food and drink ever compiled, by the James Beard Award-winning author team of Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, with practical advice from more than seventy of Americas leading pairing experts.
In a great meal, what you drink is just as important as what you eat. This groundbreaking food and beverage pairing reference allows food lovers to learn to think like a sommelier, and to transform every meal - breakfast, lunch, and dinner - from ordinary to extraordinary.
Exceptional in its depth and scope - with over fifteen hundred entries - What to Drink with What You Eat is based on the collective wisdom of experts at dozens of Americas best restaurants, including Alinea, Babbo, Berns, Blue Hill, Chanterelle, Daniel, Emerils, French Laundry, Frontera Grill, Inn at Little Washington, Jean Georges, Masas, The Modern, Per Se, Rubicon, Tru, and Valentino.
Youll find authoritative recommendations for stocking your cellar and kitchen with must-have beverages, from wines to waters. Youll also learn what to drink with everything from French toast to Chinese food, and what to eat with everything from Pinot Noir to green tea, to create mouthwatering matches. Follow the authors three simple Rules to Remember when making a match - or just dive into the wide-ranging listings in chapters 5 and 6.
This incisive, hip writing team (Publishers Weekly) distills history, geography, science, expert technique, and original insight to create a remarkably user-friendly and engaging reference. Lavishly illustrated with gorgeous four-color photographs, What to Drink with What You Eat is an instant classic essential to every connoisseurs bookshelf.