I love to say I told you so. I recommended it more than a handful of times. And, if you didn’t take the suggestion then, take it now – before you have to wait to buy WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT. Sales are surging.
Dornenburg and Page, those culinary pensters who tease palates and tickle taste buds with a variety of cookbooks, articles, essays, a great e-newsletter, website, and a weekly Washington Post wine column, captured the profession’s top award- the Oscar, if you will – of culinary professionals for their bible of pairing bubblies, and still, with sautés and roasts.
Last Saturday evening, Andrew and Karen graced the stage at the Chicago Hilton, not once, but twice, as they first captured honors for the ICAP’s Best Book on Wine, Beer, or Spirits.
Then they were awarded the 2007 ICAP Cookbook of the Year. A daunting task, as the competition is extreme. Previous winners include Craig Claiborne, Julia Childs, and Thomas Keller. Good company.
A well deserved honor, WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT offers more than most culinary books combined. Tasteful education is hard to come by, however, between the covers of this award winner the pace is quick, the knowledge extensive and the presentation paired perfectly with comments, photos, and tiny idiosyncrasies that dress your visions of perfect dinners, lunches, picnics or cheese plates.
For the whole story, visit Dornenburg and Page on their website. For the big picture, buy the book. It will grace your shelf for years to come. An award amongst other covers stained with coffee, Béarnaise, Cabernet, couli and beer.
WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT is a truly an award winning read. I suggested, long ago, for everyone to buy two- one for the bookshelf, one for the nightstand. A quick glance before nodding feeds your hunger for tomorrow while quenching your thirst with suggestions of great legs and a cassis bouquet