- Publish Date: Sep 21, 2010
Pair Food And Wine Like An Idiot
A new book teaches you all the basics.
Have you ever tried pairing a Chardonnay and a steak? You probably could have used the help of Jaclyn Stuart and Jeanette Hurt, authors of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wine & Food Pairing.
This straightforward book provides an introduction to the flavor profiles of popular foods and the principles for pairing them with wine. Simple rules like "sweet wine with spicy food" will serve you well at restaurants and at home alike. Careful readers will also learn how to break these rules and try more experimental combinations. (Pop Rocks and Champagne, anyone?)
The book is especially convenient if you'd like to do more pairing and less reading: Each chapter ends with a simple, bullet-pointed summary. And best of all, the book is filled with pairing lists that will help you move quickly from wine choice to food, or food choice to wine. There's also great advice for pairing wine with international foods--helpful if you've ever wondered what to pair with Jamaican jerk chicken (besides Red Stripe).
Click here to buy the book or, if you do have an unusual pairing of your own that you like, share it with us below.