The authors offer a new set of principles for matching food and wine; as the title suggests, these are not bound by tradition. Their approach is to have the reader try suggested food and wine matches to see what makes them work well (or not so well). There are 75 recipes included. Some of the wines suggested will be difficult for the average reader to find. The authors lean towards self-indulgence at times, as in Chapter 9: ``The Gastronomic Hall of Fame: The Ten Greatest Matches We've Ever Known.'' However, those with a serious interest in food and wine will find the book enjoyable, mainly due to its refreshing point of view.-- Bruce Hulse, Vanguard Technologies Corp., Washington, D.C.