Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs / Edition 1

Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs / Edition 1

by Evan Goldstein
     
 


"In this book, Evan brings his unparalleled expertise to us all, making unfamiliar grapes and regions accessible through these unexpected and playful pairings. It's a great read for anyone who enjoys the pleasures of food and wine alike."—Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Executive Chef at Jean Georges

"One of the great adventures in life is pairing the right

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"In this book, Evan brings his unparalleled expertise to us all, making unfamiliar grapes and regions accessible through these unexpected and playful pairings. It's a great read for anyone who enjoys the pleasures of food and wine alike."—Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Executive Chef at Jean Georges

"One of the great adventures in life is pairing the right wine and food. In his essential guide to being a chef and sommelier at once, Evan shows how to match many of the new and upcoming wines with fabulous dishes from some of today's most innovative chefs."—Wolfgang Puck, Chef and Restaurateur

"Daring Pairings entices the reader to seek out treasures from the outer aisles of the wine store and pair them creatively with food. The book succeeds at every level, including the most basic one: it made me both hungry and thirsty for something new."—Tyler Colman, author of Wine Politics and DrVino.com

"Having Daring Pairings on the shelf is better than having your own personal Master Sommelier and some of America's finest chefs on call 24/7!"—Tom Stevenson, author of Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia

"Matching food and wine is a tricky venture, often based on nothing more than a vague sense of flavors and intuition. Evan Goldstein has the practical experience necessary to take it to a different level. His first book, Perfect Pairings, lays the groundwork for the workhorse wines in your cellar: Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot Noir and their like. With Daring Pairings, Goldstein offers advice for many of the lesser known but very worthy wines that are gaining favor today, such as Albarino, Grenache and Petite Sirah." —Russ Parsons, author of How to Read a French Fry

"Goldstein brings his expertise to an entirely new level in this fabulous, must-have book! He has assimilated a great deal of information into a format which is easy to read and understand, and chosen a stellar group of chefs to exemplify the pairings explained in the book, with the panache and style associated with these culinary greats."—Traci Des Jardins, Chef and Restaurateur of Jardiniere

"There are very few writers in the world who have Evan Goldstein's knowledge and passion for both food and wine. Daring Pairings is the ultimate book for everyone who loves to cook and is willing to be adventurous in pairing interesting and sometimes unusual wine with their meal. This is a must read for all professional chefs and aspiring home cooks."—Kevin Zraly, author of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520254787
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
712,325
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 9.82(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents


Contents
List of Recipes
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Wine and Food Today
Creating Pairings That Work
How to Navigate the Grapes

White Wines
Albariño
Arneis
Assyrtiko
Chenin Blanc
Garganega
Grüner Veltliner
Marsanne
Muscat
Pinot Blanc
Prosecco
Roussanne
Sémillon
Torrontés
Trebbiano
Txakoli
Verdejo
Vermentino

Red Wines
Aglianico
Barbera
Cabernet Franc
Carignan
Carmenère
Cinsaut
Dolcetto
Gamay
Grenache
Malbec
Mencía
Mourvèdre
Nebbiolo
Petit Sirah
Pinotage
Tannat
Tempranillo
Touriga Nacional
Xinomavro

About the Chefs
Summary of Wine Styles
Shopping for Wine
Glossary
Resources
General Index
Recipe Index

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