Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon?: Setting the Table for Tastings, Food Pairings, Dinners, and Cocktail Parties

Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon?: Setting the Table for Tastings, Food Pairings, Dinners, and Cocktail Parties


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A good bottle of bourbon should be enjoyed in good company. During their travels in bourbon country and beyond to conduct tastings and seminars, entertainment experts Peggy Noe Stevens and Susan Reigler often heard the question, "How do I do this in my home?" This book is their definitive answer. Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon? offers a step-by-step guide to hosting a successful bourbon-tasting party — complete with recipes, photos, and tips for beginners and experienced aficionados alike.

From decorations to glassware, this one-stop resource will guide readers from the day they mail invitations to the moment they welcome guests through the door. Alongside their favorite snack, entrée, dessert, and cocktail recipes, Stevens and Reigler offer expert tricks of the trade on how to set up a bar, arrange tables, and pair recipes with specific bourbons. Once readers are ready, Stevens and Reigler move on to advanced pairings for the bourbon foodie and present two innovative examples of tasting parties — a bourbon cocktail soiree and, of course, the traditional Kentucky Derby party. Inspired by the hosting traditions of five Kentucky distilleries, this book will introduce casual fans to bourbon-tasting methods and expand the expertise of longtime bourbon enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949669091
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 05/02/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 222,582
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peggy Noe Stevens is president of Peggy Noe Stevens & Associates, founder of the Bourbon Women Association, and the first female master bourbon taster in the world. A lifestyle expert, she is also a professional speaker. As an inductee to both the Bourbon and Whiskey Halls of Fame, she has planned hundreds of experiences and events globally over the last thirty years, often working with distilleries and master distillers.

Susan Reigler is a former restaurant critic for the Louisville Courier-Journal and a current correspondent for Bourbon+ and American Whiskey magazines. She has also authored or coauthored six books on bourbon, including Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide and The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book. In 2019, she was inducted into the Order of the Writ.

Table of Contents

Planning the Perfect Party
Setting Up the Perfect Bourbon Bar
How to Do a Bourbon Tasting
Food Pairings and Cooking with Bourbon: How-tos for Any Occasion
Advanced Pairings for the Bourbon Food Fanatic
A Bourbon Cocktail Soirée
The Kentucky Derby Party
Bourbon Tables: How Kentucky Distilleries Entertain

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From the Publisher

"Authors Peggy Noe Stevens and Susan Reigler, much like my grandmother Margie Samuels, are experts in popularizing and beautifying the world of bourbon. Throughout the book, Stevens contributes a grace and style which have been constants throughout her long, varied career as a marketer, event planner, and global advocate for all things bourbon. Reigler blends a biologist's passion for the science behind bourbon with the discerning palate of a true foodie. Which Fork Do I Use With My Bourbon? provides the next best thing to sitting between them at a bourbon-themed dinner in my Kentucky home." — Rob Samuels, chief distillery officer of Maker's Mark

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