Cook + Cork

A Chef and a Sommelier Spill the Secrets of Food and Wine Pairing

Non-Fiction - Cooking/Food
287 Pages
Reviewed on 10/13/2017
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Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite

Do you envy those few that can coolly order a glass of wine, seemingly without a thought? Do you wish that you knew how to pair wines with foods, without being a snob belonging to an expensive club? Cook + Cork (A Chef and a Sommelier Spill the Secrets of Food and Wine Pairing) by Harry Mills and Chris Horn is an exciting and comprehensive look into the wondrous world of wine and their complementing food flavors. Starting with the bare basics, this book takes the reader on a stimulating foodie journey. Covering everything from wine flavors, what body and texture are, how they complement (or contrast) each other, and even how to order a glass of wine correctly to better articulate what you are wanting. If you would rather stay in, the authors will explain how to shop for a good bottle of wine and navigate the confusing world of labels. Are you in the mood for a hot dog, but want to enhance its flavors? Discover which specific wine will best complement the hot dog and be prepared for a surprise! Follow the recipe found in this book to take your regular 'blah' hot dog to a whole new level! Are you ready to delve deep into the world of flavors, bodies, and textures?

Cook + Cork (A Chef and a Sommelier Spill the Secrets of Food and Wine Pairing) by Harry Mills and Chris Horn is more than just a cook book or information on wine and the complicated art of pairing, it is a course in book form. I know a little about wine and food pairings, so I thought the book would be a fun read. I was in for a surprise! The book is entertaining, but it is also an intense tutorial in the more crucial aspects of food vs. wine. By the completion of this book, I am confident that I can order a glass of wine with the best of them or discuss and purchase the correct elixir for my dinner party. I cannot recommend this book enough! I loved this book. It was informative, inspiring, and humorous. I can hardly wait to go shopping. If you are looking for a comprehensive study in food and wine pairing, or just want to know your way around a bottle of wine, then this book is for you!