Synopses & Reviews
A simple guide to matching main courses with easy-to-find wines
100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes to Enjoy with Wines You Love helps you prepare main dishes that will perfectly complement the wines of your choice. An ideal resource for both casual dinners and special occasions, this handy book presents 100 main dish recipes that pair deliciously with favorites like Chardonnay (Roast Chicken with Potatoes) and Merlot (Mixed Mushroom Pappardelle), as well as new varietals like Viognier (Lobster Tails with Vanilla Drawn Butter), and Syrah (Rib Eye Steaks with Green Olive Butter).
Organized into 12 chapters (six for white, six for red) and illustrated with 40 lush color photos, 100 Perfect Pairings makes it easy to match a variety of main dishes with your favorite wines.
- Features 100 tempting recipes to suit many occasions from weekday dinners to celebration brunches
- Offers simple pairing guidelines for white wines from Sauvignon Blanc to Gewürztraminer and red wines from Rosé to Cabernet Sauvignon
- Packaged in a small format that's great for gift-giving and for taking with you when you shop for food and wine
Whether pairing with a white or red wine, these 100 delicious recipes offer exciting options that will make every meal an occasion to remember.
While similar books focus only on dinner party-worthy meals or provide a lot of information of food and wine pairings, 100 Perfect Pairings is a just-what-you-want-to-know, accessible, attractive guide for modern cooks who love wine. 12 varietal chapters include perennial favorites like Chardonnay and Merlot, but also lesser-known, but delicious, varietals like Syrah and Gewurtztraminer. Recipes include fancier flavors for special occasions and simple, everyday meals. 35 beautiful color photos throughout.
Make the most of every meal! This is the perfect cookbook to help simplify pairing main dishes with your favorite wines.
Sensational food and wine pairings don't require a sommelier's expertise. 100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes to Enjoy with Wines You Love puts them at your fingertips with delicious dishes for just about every occasion.
Written for everyday wine lovers, this simple but savvy cookbook features 100 recipes organized by twelve popular wine varieties, including six whites and six reds. To serve a dish that will pair perfectly with your favorite Chardonnay, Syrah, or Pinot Grigio, for example, just turn to that chapter, make any one of the exciting entreés you find there, and serve it with your wine. It's that easy.
Try Pork Loin Roast with Dried Cranberry Stuffing and Pinot Noir, Cilantro-Lime Salmon Over Jasmine Rice and Riesling, and Bacon and Blue Cheese Burgers with Merlot. Or do your own thingbasic pairing advice is included for each wine, so you can create your own perfect pairings.
Whether you're serving Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc, hosting a fancy dinner party or sharing a meal for two, 100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes to Enjoy with Wines You Love delivers incredible dishes that will make every pairing perfect!
The cookbook that makes pairing food and wine fun, easy, and delicious.
Make every meal that much better—whether it's Tuesday after work, Saturday night entertaining, or something in between—with amazing main dishes that perfectly compliment your favorite wines. Whether you're serving Chardonnay, Cabernet, or any of ten other popular wine varieties, these recipes mean you'll be sharing and pairing with ease.
About the Author
JILL SILVERMAN HOUGH is a food writerand recipe developer whose work has appeared in Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, FineCooking, Clean Eating, and U.S. Airways' Attache, among other publications. She also developed the recipes for the New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch in the Kitch. Jill lives in Napa, California, and regularly teaches at Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma and other locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit her web site at JillHough.com, read her blog at JillHough.com/blog, and follow her on Twitter @JillSHough and the 100 Perfect Pairings Facebook page.
Table of Contents
About this book 5
Sauvignon Blanc 11
Pinot Grigio 27
Pinot Noir 114
Cabernet sauvignon 172