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Pairing Wine and Food: A Handbook for All Cuisines Paperback – Feb 2000

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Highly Recommend 19 April 2003
By "enodotcomboss" - Published on
Format: Paperback
I was pleasanlty surprised by this book. I was just looking for guidelines in paring food and wine, but what I got was the most comprehensive, information on grape varieties, styles of wines, wine making, tasting guidelines, and more. The Taste of Wine section was so chock full of information, it covered more than I got from the 10 or more wine books I currently have in my library. I never knew there were so many varieties of wines! The Wine and Food section is exhaustive and a must for any foodie. I feel so much more informed on my favorite subject(s). I liked this book so much I just purchased a second copy for a friend. This book will benefit any budding oenophile or experienced wine lover, not to mention foodie. Hats of to Ms. Johnson-Bell
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Adequate 19 Dec. 2002
By Randy Given - Published on
Format: Paperback
The sections on pairing wines with food and pair foods with wine are good -- simple tables that make it easy to look things up. The categories are just the right size (some other books are either too broad or too detailed). However, the reasoning at how to pair without a table is only so-so. The author goes to great extent (too far?) pointing out her qualifications and experience with doing this, but is it necessary? A good one-third of the book could be dropped without noticing. I would only keep the one-third with the tables. Regardless, it is one that I will continue to refer to when I want new ideas or confirmation.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good But Not Great 3 Nov. 2009
By A Reviewer - Published on
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The Good:
1) The tables showing food and wine pairings are well organized and generally useful.
2) The author is knowledgeable about the topic of pairing food with wine. I did agree with most (but not all) of her pairings.
The Not So Good:
1) Way too Francocentric. Most of the food and wine pairings are based on French wines while wines from the New World and elsewhere are given short shrift. Many of the French wines she mentions are very expensive and/or difficult for most North Americans to obtain. They are therefore unlikely to be a frequent accompaniment to a meal.
2) There are some factual inaccuracies. Her description of where we experience different flavors on the tongue is wrong. For example, we do not experience bitter tastes on the undersurface of the tongue, they are primarily experienced at the back (posterior aspect of the oral part).
3) The author's voice as a writer often seems somewhat snobby and self important.
Despite these shortcomings, I gave it four stars because of the value of the tables.
Best book I've found for teaching how to pair food and wine 7 Jun. 2015
By Michael Z. - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Very informational and helpful in pairing wine and food. I purchased this book several years ago (maybe 7) and I still refer to it on a frequent basis.
My "go to" book 17 May 2008
By Sunnys Day - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is one book that does not live on the book shelves, it lives in the pantry and is used all the time. Not only was it an interesting and informative read, it's incredibly helpful in planning meals and parties. Love it!
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