For aspiring foodies there's finally a definitive guide to beverage and food pairings. Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, the award-winning co-authors of The New American Chef have compiled expert advice from America's top sommeliers and other experts in What to Drink with What You Eat.
Taking a holisticâ€”almost philosophicalâ€”approach the book offers ways to increase enjoyment of food and drink and gives practical advice like matching foods and wines by region and a list for a "starter case" of wine to have on hand. The thorough index of pairings (organized both by beverage and by food) includes the obvious choices like chocolate and coffee, but also slightly more nuanced matches; Kung Pao chicken can be served with beer, fruity wine, GewÃ¼rztraminer or Riesling and that persimmons are best with pear brandy. There are some surprises too, like the marriage of Kit Kat Candy bars with African tea . With a user-friendly layout, helpful tables and inspiring sample menus from some of our favorite chefs this book is the perfect addition to any kitchen library. Available from Amazon.