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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (April 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047044634X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470446348
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #733,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Make the most of every meal! This is the perfect cookbook to help simplify pairing main dishes with your favorite wines.

Sensational food and wine pairings don't require a sommelier's expertise. 100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes to Enjoy with Wines You Love puts them at your fingertips with delicious dishes for just about every occasion.

Written for everyday wine lovers, this simple but savvy cookbook features 100 recipes organized by twelve popular wine varieties, including six whites and six reds. To serve a dish that will pair perfectly with your favorite Chardonnay, Syrah, or Pinot Grigio, for example, just turn to that chapter, make any one of the exciting entreés you find there, and serve it with your wine. It's that easy.

Try Pork Loin Roast with Dried Cranberry Stuffing and Pinot Noir, Cilantro-Lime Salmon Over Jasmine Rice and Riesling, and Bacon and Blue Cheese Burgers with Merlot. Or do your own thing—basic pairing advice is included for each wine, so you can create your own perfect pairings.

Whether you're serving Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc, hosting a fancy dinner party or sharing a meal for two, 100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes to Enjoy with Wines You Love delivers incredible dishes that will make every pairing perfect!

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The cookbook that makes pairing food and wine fun, easy, and delicious.

Make every meal that much better—whether it's Tuesday after work, Saturday night entertaining, or something in between—with amazing main dishes that perfectly compliment your favorite wines. Whether you're serving Chardonnay, Cabernet, or any of ten other popular wine varieties, these recipes mean you'll be sharing and pairing with ease.

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All recipes we've prepared from this cookbook have come out flawlessly.
Jay Farschman
While I enjoyed the first Perfect Pairings: Small Plates; Main Dishes is a great follow-on book that is already showing grease spots and wine stains from frequent use.
Guy
I received this book as a birthday gift, and quickly ordered two more for gifts to family members who enjoy good wine and cooking.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Bhide on June 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Have you ever had a crush on a book? Don't laugh but I have a crush on this book. It is gorgeous, smart, well-written, and has spectacular pictures. See? Crush!!

Jill Hough, in her follow up to "100 perfect pairings: Small plates to enjoy with the wines you love" has written a well-thoughtout book "100 perfect pairings: Main dishes to enjoy with wines you love."

So I have to admit that usually when books show up that have a wine element, I am very hesitant to open them. I don't know a lot about wine and many books make me feel like I know even less! But Jill's book did not intimidate me, in fact, the friendly nature of the writing made me want to read more.

Now, the dishes.. really are wonderful.

Her tilapia with gazpacho has become a big hit with my family! The skillet roasted chicken breast with lavender was another hit in our house!

I look forward to cooking more from her book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristen Fullerton on June 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
First pick from the whole book. Wonderful choice. Easy and wonderful. Paired it with Rex Goliath Pinto Nior and it worked beautifully! Going to pick out something each weekend to try! Wonderful book!!
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100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes to Enjoy with Wines You Love is the second in what I hope is a series of books from author, chef and foodie Jill Silverman Hough. While I enjoyed the first Perfect Pairings: Small Plates; Main Dishes is a great follow-on book that is already showing grease spots and wine stains from frequent use. Layed out in easy to use format by wine varietal with a brief section on that specfic grape's broad characteristics, fine-tuning tips and nuances to make pairing with that variety a breeze. Each grape variety has an array of recipes that make you hungry and thirsty as you cruise each chapter and enjoy the stunning photography. Don't overlook the nifty "Food + Wine Tip" included with most recipes. For the novice or seasoned wino, this is a fun book with lots of useful tips and killer recipes...order both books, you won't be disapointed.
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This cookbook is perfect for anyone looking to make an impressive recipe from simple ingredients and tasks. I highly recommend it if you are looking to learn more about pairing each meal with wine. As a novice in the kitchen, this cookbook has really made me look entirely too good. The pairings are absolutely dead on and every recipe is delicious down to the last savory bite. I have cooked about half of the recipes from the book and have been impressed with them all-- it has made planning meals for the week so much fun! I recommend the Fish Burgers with Mint and Napa Cabbage Slaw, Curried Chicken and Avocado Salad, Lamb Burgers with Feta Sauce, Chicken Cocoa Vin, Merlot Braised Lamb Shanks and Gorgonzola Polenta... you really could not go wrong with any recipe from this book! I also highly recommend the 100 Perfect Pairings: Small Bites!
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Format: Hardcover
We had the pleasure of attending one of Jill's cooking classes while on vacation in Sonoma wine country. She was an engaging host, with such solid advice about wine and food pairing that any prior intimidation disappeared.

All recipes we've prepared from this cookbook have come out flawlessly. The food is very flavorful without any fussy preparation. Using this cookbook has helped my wife build confidence in her cooking skills, resulting in several lovely meals spent together. We've been able to enjoy the variety of wines from our cellar with perfectly paired dishes thanks to the straightforward information given in each chapter. On a very practical level, the book is attractive and a perfect size for carrying to the store when buying ingredients.

Thanks Chef for creating such a terrific cookbook!
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Most of us think we know what wine to pair with what type of dish, but honestly do we know why? This smart, efficient book explains how wine interacts with flavors and gently (but no condescendingly) teaches good cooks how to become good at-home sommeliers. I book is a good cookbook in its own right, I liked the modern recipes for food you're likely to cook everyday.
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More About the Author

Jill Silverman Hough is a cookbook author, food and wine writer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor whose forte is making food and cooking simple yet special. Her work has appeared in Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Clean Eating, Napa Sonoma, and other magazines. Jill's cookbooks include "100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love" and "100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes to Enjoy with Wines You Love." Chock-full of delicious, easy recipes for everyday cooks, they make food and wine pairing fun, friendly, and absolutely unintimidating. Other book projects include developing the recipes for "Skinny Bitch in the Kitch," a New York Times best seller, contributing to Weight Watchers' "Shortcuts," and co-authoring "The Clean Plates Cookbook," due out in December 2012.

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