Fiona Beckett presents over 70 recipes for cooking with wine - the magic ingredient.
Throughout this amazingly informative book, food writer Fiona Beckett expands on the idea that cooking with wine is an easy way to make meals special. Starting with Soups, Salads & Appetizers, there are recipes such as Warm Scallop Salad with Crispy Pancetta and Parsnip Crisps, Radicchio and Blue Cheese Salad with Moscatel and Honey Dressing and Pea Veloute. The next chapter, Pasta and Grains, includes Sticky Pork Mac'n'Cheese, Slow-cooked Ragu and Red Wine Spaghetti with Olives, Garlic and Anchovy. Fish & Seafood has recipes for Moules Marinieres with Muscadet, Fine Wine Fish Pie and Cioppino Fish Stew. Meat and Chicken features a classic Coq Au Vin and a delicious Duck Casserole with Red Wine, Cinnamon and Olives. Try some of the surprisingly good recipes in the Vegetable Dishes and Pulses/Legumes section such as Caponata and Chestnut, Mushroom and Madeira Tarts. The book rounds off with delightful Sweet Things & Baking with Peaches in Prosecco and Chocolate & Cabernet Pots, then concludes with Sauces, Butters & Relishes. Each dish includes a recommended wine match to ensure every meal will be a perfect marriage of food and wine.
Fiona Beckett is a leading food and drink writer, journalist and broadcaster. Fiona is the author of 23 books including Fiona Beckett's Cheese Course, which is also published by Ryland Peters & Small. In 2014 she was voted Blogger of the Year by the International Wine and Spirit Competition. She is currently the wine columnist for The Guardian and has written for many of the UK's leading food and drink magazines such as BBC Good Food, Decanter and Delicious. She publishes the highly successful website matchingfoodandwine.com