A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs
Author: Evan Goldstein
The best wine and food pairings create harmony among unexpected flavors. In this adventurous companion to the acclaimed "Perfect Pairings," Master Sommelier Goldstein shows how anyone can bring these emerging, exciting varieties to the table. Includes recipes.
Daring Pairings of Delicious Dishes and Enticing Mixed Drinks
Author: Michael Turback
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Cocktails at Dinner is equal parts cookbook and bar book. It explores a fascinating edge of the culinary frontier—food and cocktail pairings—with an imaginative collection of companionable recipes. As mixologists strive to catch up in culinary creativity with their counterparts in restaurant kitchens, collaboration has become a natural progression. Seriously interesting, ingredient-driven cocktails, concocted with top-shelf liquors, fresh seasonal fruits, flavored bitters, and other artisanal components, have begun to reflect a restaurant’s artful cuisine. First-rate food and mixed drinks—judiciously and harmoniously paired—become something more than the sum of the parts. The kitchen flows seamlessly into the bar, as cocktails take on a fresh, farm-to-glass aesthetic, and when paired with inspired dishes, the unions beget never-before-imagined taste sensations. Cocktails at Dinner serves as a vital introduction to these “new wave” combinations, bridging the gap between the upscale restaurant and the home kitchen and bar, for creative dinner parties and special occasions and for curious cooks and bartenders at all levels. It is meant to showcase a range of innovative and original yet accessible recipes from a diversity of cuisines that open the door to new possibilities in dining and entertaining. Michael Turback and Julia Hastings-Black have recruited working chefs and bartenders from forty-four progressive restaurants with innovative cocktail programs—each contributing the recipe for a cocktail paired with the recipe for a compatible small plate, main plate, or dessert. The process or methodology by which chef and bartender work in consort and their joint efforts to stretch palate perspectives are explored in lively headnotes, guiding the reader along the sensorial journey. Immensely readable, Cocktails at Dinner is an essential guide for everyone who loves food and drink. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Offers tips for creating perfect wine and food pairings, addressing the science behind pairings, how wine reacts with different foods, selecting wine for special occasions, and how the size of a glass affects a wine's taste.
Secrets to Building Lasting Relationships, Hosting Unforgettable Events, and Closing Big Deals from America's 1st Master Sommelier
Author: Eddie Osterland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
America's foremost wine and food coach reveals how to entertain business clients and business associates with ease, knowledge and confidence by creating an unforgettable social event that results in strong and lasting business relationships.
...you'll see them stuck like insects in amber. Like an Ibsen play... haunted for the rest of their lives.' Life After Scandal takes you behind the closed curtains and beyond the reach of the telephoto lenses to explore our paparazzi-infested world from the other side, as those implicated in some of the most notorious scandals of recent years talk frankly about the events which transformed their lives. This verbatim play from the writer of Talking To Terrorists and The Arab-Israeli Cookbook uses the subjects’ own words to take an entertaining, compassionate and deeply moving look at the different people, from scorned politicians to powerful PRs, expensive prostitutes to disgraced aristocrats, who find themselves caught up in the modern machinery of scandal. Life After Scandal opened at the Hampstead Theatre in September 2007.
Fatima Merchant is feisty and strong-willed. At 17, she drinks, smokes and parties. On the eve of her 18th birthday, without word or warning or explanation, she adopts the hijab. Suddenly, to her friends and family she is no longer the Fatima they thought they knew. What Fatima Did... is a funny and provocative exploration of attitudes to identity, freedom and multiculturalism in contemporary London.
A memoir of one of the great talk-show hosts of all time looks back on interviews with Barbra Streisand, Malcolm X, Fred Astaire, Mother Teresa, Milton Berle, John Wayne, Groucho Marx, Jimmy Hoffa, Yoko Ono, Jay Leno, and many others.
Do you long to create picture-perfect rooms but can’t quite seem to achieve them? Do you want better functioning spaces for working, playing, or living? Do you clamor to express your personal style? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve turned to the right source for real answers from the pros. Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition is for all kinds of people in all kinds of decorating situations, including: First-time buyers or renters. You have a whole new place to decorate. Where do you start? Second- or third-time home buyers. Whether you’ve gone up or down in size, stayed in the same region or moved to a whole new one, you need to know how to make your old furniture work in a new setting, how to add furnishings, and how to make your style seem fresh. Newly blended families. He has furniture, she has furniture, they have furniture. Can it all work together harmoniously? Indeed! And anyone else who loves decorating. Don’t forget: Imagination counts. Each part of Home Decorating For Dummies, deals with a broad area of decorating, and each chapter contains specific and detailed information. You'll discover tips on Basic planning – where to begin when you want to start decorating Creating surface interest – the effects of color, pattern, and texture, and the problems created by too much or too little of them Creating backgrounds – what you need to know about the special decorating requirements of your walls Tackling tough rooms – how to effectively decorate rooms that have special functional requirements Accessorizing with art and other stuff – adding the final flourishes to every space in your place Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition contains all the basics – including how to figure out what you can spend; how to spend it; and the latest and greatest in styles, trends, and technology. What do you do with your space next? The possibilities are endless.
I went cos it's better goin for money than for a bunch of ungrateful swine who think, once you're in a body bag, you asked for it by joining up. When a mercenary goes missing en route to Iraq, his closest surviving friend embarks on a hunt across the post-war Middle East. Adam Brace's Stovepipe premiered at the second HighTide Festival in May 2008, and was revived in a HighTide production in collaboration with the National Theatre and The Bush Theatre in March 2009.
Worried about spending a fortune decorating your house but ending up with more of a mess than a makeover? Let Home Decorating For Dummies spark your imagination and help bring your ideas and enthusiasm to life with practical, money-saving suggestions on space planning, furniture selection, window treatments, and accessorizing your own home. Give your home that million-dollar makeover easily and economically with this wonderful hands-on guide to creating your own sense of style and grace...on any budget! Hundreds of ideas, resources, and budget-wise tips from this decor-savvy mother-and-daughter team of interior designers will inspire you to new heights of interior design projects yourself. Glance through more than 30 pages of full-color photos for some great inspiration, from bright lighting ideas to moldings, wallpapers, fabrics, accessories, floor coverings, and more. Discover the fundamentals of decorating and design, make a room fit your style with the right colors and textures, and create looks with timeless appeal in any room of the house. From floor to ceiling, you'll be impressed with this book's clever solutions to all those familiar decorating woes.