Wine food" is the new way to talk about wine pairing, coined by the evolving breed of wine drinker and cook who wants to discover a wider range of wines and match them to the rustic, casual, global food they love to eat. In Wine Food, sommelier and urban winery owner Dana Frank partners with professional cook Andrea Slonecker to deliver 75 recipes for brunches, salads, vegetable dishes, picnics, weeknight dinners, and feasts with friends, all inspired by delicious, affordable wines that go with them beautifully. Each recipe opens with a succinct overview of the wine style that inspired it, describing the grapes and naming the countries the wine comes from, followed by a brief explanation of how it complements the flavors and textures in the recipe. Recommendations for three to eight producers for every wine style highlighted will help cooks find a wide range of bottles in corner wine shops, grocers, and online. Frank and Slonecker also include a wine flavors cheat sheet, a label lexicon lesson, a short course on wine tasting like a pro, and illustrated features on matching wine with types of favorite foods (typical take-out, beloved pasta dishes, and popular sweets). With more than 75 atmospheric and recipe photos and 20 watercolor illustrations, Wine Food makes wine education experiential, fun, and especially delicious for wine drinkers of all knowledge levels.
DANA FRANK is the co-owner of Bow & Arrow, an urban winery and wine distributor, and a respected sommelier who has overseen the wine lists for five Portland restaurants, including Ava Gene's (twice named to Wine Enthusiast's "Best 100 Wine Restaurants" list). In 2015 she was named one of Food & Wine's sommeliers of the year and a sommelier to watch by Bon Appetit. She now directs the wine program at Holdfast.
ANDREA SLONECKER is the coauthor of Beer Bites and The Picnic, which won a 2016 IACP Award, and has worked on more than 15 books as a professional recipe developer and stylist.
"With authority and charm, this brilliant wine guide effectively masquerades as a delicious cookbook and tutorial for food and wine pairings. Cooking optional."-- Alice Feiring, author of The Dirty Guide to Wine "Finally! A book that treats wine as an essential part of the table--by making it the centerpiece of a meal. Dana Frank and Andrea Slonecker have turned the old pairing formulas upside down, with a thoughtful selection of wines and wine styles that serve as the starting points for their cooking."-- Jon Bonne , author of The New Wine Rules
"No book has made me hungrier and thirstier than Wine Food. This is exactly the kind of dinner party I hope to be invited to. The wines are ravishing and cool--a casual guide to the most delicious natural wines on the planet. If you want to know what good taste in the modern food and wine scene looks like, this is your manual."-- Jordan Mackay, co-author of The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste
"A fantastically smart mini-encyclopedia on the world of wine."-- Pascaline Lepeltier, master sommelier
"Part cookbook, part wine-pairing explainer, this drop-the-intimidation book feels like attending the most thoughtful, casually elegant dinner party where the host knows how to keep the conversation going--and when to refill glasses."
"Lots of cookbooks tell you which wine to pair with your pork ragoutor pot-au-feu de poisson, but with Wine Food, sommelier Dana Frank and cookbook author Andrea Slonecker have turned that standard upside down. Here, the wine inspires the recipe: Each of these 75 recipes was chosen to go with a specific wine or wine style, and each wine is introduced with information on where it comes from, its recommended producers and whyit works so well with the flavors ofthe food. Frank and Slonecker are a perfect pairingthemselves, providing a savvy wines eminar partnered with inventive dishes that invite you to pop a cork and cook something wonderful every day."
"Part pairing guide, part cookbook, this compendium from Frank, a sommelier focused on natural wine, is a great addition to any wine lover's bookshelf."
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