There is one food-related book that really stands out on the shelves of the cookbooks that line my room. This same book has been the one book that I reach for every time I experiment with food. There is no two ways about it. It’s the one book that I would buy YOU as a gift, if you like to cook (and have some experience) and the one book that I recommend that every cook should have. “The Flavor Bible”. I wrote about it here.
Another book by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg is called “What to Drink with What you Eat”. The Definitive Guide to Pairing Food with Wine, Beer, Spirits, Coffee, Tea – Even Water – Based on Expert Advice from America’s Best Sommeliers.
It is the same concept as “The Flavor Bible” , where foods are paired and spices are matched, but this time, drinks are paired with your food.
Not only does it have wines, spirits and everything else but it also has non- alcoholic beverages. You basically look up the food that you are going to cook or eat and then you find a list of beverages that will pair well. It is a reference book that every cook should have, and anyone who likes to entertain. Even restaurants with sommeliers should have it.
It’s not a quick reading book but a useful reference book that is the easy way to quickly choose what to serve with your dish. And even better news, they have an Iphone App Too.
For more about the book and more, look here.
Do you want to win a copy? Just leave me a comment letting me know about your guilty drinking pleasure and your name will be entered into a raffle. For extra entries, tweet about it and I will put your name in for each tweet. The giveaway will end this Friday and I will choose a winner by raffle. Thanks for reading!