‘I have long admired David’s enthusiasm for wine, his passion for sparkling and his well-considered touch in aligning wine and food…’ Tyson Stezler, International Wine Communicator of the Year 2015
Whether you’re cooking a special date night dinner at home, entertaining guests or buying a gift for a foodie friend, you’ll find Paired to be an informative, enjoyable and absorbing read.’ goodfoodgoldcoast.com.au
For too long food and wine pairing has been reserved for the minority, but not anymore now all you need is taste buds and a sense of adventure.
These delicious recipes, presented by wine expert David Stevens-Castro (originally from Chile) and food photographer Fran Flynn (originally from Ireland), create a foundation to share your new skill with aplomb. Leave your comfort zone behind, try the unexpected and bask in discoveries that your taste buds will be forever grateful for.
This beautifully presented full colour recipe book will encourage and support you to discover the pleasure of matching food and wine for yourself. Living together on the Gold Coast, in Australia, David and Fran have pooled their skills as a husband-and-wife team to publish a series of books and share their expertise in the things they love.
This first volume showcases sparkling wines of all styles, and challenges usual perceptions by offering tantalising home-cooked recipes for every course of a meal.
Renowned award winning wine expert Tyson Stezler contributes a foreword and discusses the current trends in champagne and sparkling wine consumption.
The book is divided into eight sections with a lighthearted and accessible style of language aimed at everyone with an interest in food and wine pairing. The first, fully illustrated section, gives detailed guidance so set you on the right path to understanding matching food and wine for yourself. It also provides information to demystify terminology and explain wine labelling.
The balance of the book is divided into seven chapters. Each chapter showcases a style of sparkling wine, provides a beautiful visual explanation of the countries those wines come from, supplies a special cheese match for the topical wine, and finally several recipes that will pair with the topical variety. Every simple recipe – which are all illustrated with full colour photographs – is introduced by Fran, while David narrates some pairing suggestions. ‘Hot tips’ also features throughout the book, dispelling common misconceptions about wine. There is a broad range of dishes suitable for sharing and entertaining and suggestions on how you can introduce your friends to food and wine matching also.
Overall an informative, enjoyable and absorbing read, that can take pride of place on your coffee table and make many trips to your kitchen.
Note: All measurements appear in both imperial and metric format throughout the book.
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