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The Wine Lover’s Cookbook: Great Recipes for the Perfect Glass of Wine

September 28, 2010 · Posted in Bestselling Cooking Books 


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When a glass of wine is paired with the right dish, it can resonate in a magnificent way. This gorgeous cookbook lets anyone plan a meal in perfect concert with a favorite or special wine. 45 color photos.Amazon.com Review
Which came first: the chicken or the Eglise-Clinet? Well, if you’re a disciple of author Sid Goldstein–and you will be–you’ve had that Bordeaux decanted long before you even thought of shopping for those Cacciatore ingredients. And … More >>

The Wine Lover’s Cookbook: Great Recipes for the Perfect Glass of Wine

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5 Responses to “The Wine Lover’s Cookbook: Great Recipes for the Perfect Glass of Wine”

  1. ANT on September 28th, 2010 10:51 am

    What a remarkable discovery! It’s one thing to find a book on wine, another to find a book on food, and something unheard of to find one book on both that so perfectly expresses the joys of marriage between food and beverage. This was a truly ingenious tome that belongs in every kitchen.

    For those of you who are visually inclined, you might be a tad disappointed. Only some of the recipes include pictures. Still, considering the subject matter and the great plethora of facts, tidbits, and ideas, you are not missing out. Each type of wine (most if not all) is given a treatment, from a brief background, to what to expect in regards to flavors and aromas. From there, you are guided to the perfect food matches that complement and heighten those aspects of the wine (and vice versa).

    Wine and food have long been enjoyed together. Sometimes, we miss out by not having the right wine with the right course. This is your guide, your Magellan for sailing the culinary world. I am so glad that I own this wonderful book. It made a great gift to me from a dear friend, I’m sure your friends would love a copy of it as well! A must-own!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Margaret Snook on September 28th, 2010 12:57 pm

    I’ve never seen a better book for learning to pair food and wine. After providing a thorough introduction to wine and food combinations, Sid Goldstein discusses the characteristics of each varietal in detail. Dedicating a chapter to each of some 14 wine types, he lists the different aromas and flavors typical of that wine, suggests foods and ingredients that will best complement it, indicates the regions that produce the best examples, and discusses the different styles found. I particularly appreciate that he concentrates on wine varietals, rather than vineyards or years, as many other wine books do. He then continues with a number of mouth-watering dishes ranging from appetizers to desserts suited for the wine. I have made many of these dishes and served them alongside the wines he suggests, and each has earned rave reviews. This book is sure to please anyone who loves good wine as much as they do great food.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Anonymous on September 28th, 2010 2:06 pm

    I cook and my significant other collects wine. I found the recipes in this book to be tasty, relatively easy, and a good way to find out how to construct meals around specific wines. Or how to find the right wine for a meal. I particularly liked the explanations of what ingredients can create bridges with wine flavors. The author even gives spicy Indian and chili recipes which can work with the right wines. I hope the author is working on a second volume right now, and will offer some suggestions recipes for other wine varieties, particularly for red wines!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Anonymous on September 28th, 2010 2:50 pm

    I recently bought this book and have been cooking wonderful dinners ever since. The recipies are are truley unique with a wonderful variety of flavors. Although you need to hunt for some of the special ingredients at times, the recipies are easy to follow and prepare. Sid Goldstiens “From The Earth to the Table” is also a must for a good variety of recipies.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Anonymous on September 28th, 2010 3:35 pm

    I bought this cookbook for a friend and now I’m back to get my own copy. It is clear, concise, well-organized and beautifully photographed. Sid Goldstein gives food matches and food no-nos for each varietal and follows with some mouth watering recipes to match each wine. If you love wine and food in delectable combinations; don’t miss this one! Bill Rogers Colorado
    Rating: 4 / 5

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