The Battle for Wine and Love: Or How I Saved the World from Parkerization - Alice Feiring

Alice Feiring, formerly the wine columnist with Time magazine, and a fervent blogger on vineyards and winemakers, is also very feisty in her crusade to topple the authority of Robert Parker and the Wine Spectator in their ratings of various vintages. In The Battle For Wine And Love (Mariner, $13.95) Feiring travels through the vineyards of California, Oregon, France, and Italy in search of the perfect, authentic wine. Along the way she breezily explains the whole winemaking process, including all the additives found in much of today’s wine.  Accompanying her on her tasting journeys are various lovers whose bouquets sometimes wear as thin as wines “emasculated by tannins.”

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ISBN: 9780156033268
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harvest - May 5th, 2009

Food & Wine Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes - Editors of Food & Wine

Every year the Editors of Food and Wine assess 200 new cookbooks in their Test Kitchen to determine the Best Of The Best Cookbook Recipes (Time, Inc., $29.95). This latest exclusive group of 25 acclaimed chefs and their recipes represents a wide range of flavors and ethnicities; there are Jewish-Latin offerings from Miami chef Michelle Bernstein and retro dishes from Sheila and Marilynn Brass, along with the outstanding cuisine of such talented chefs as  Maria Batali, Joel Robuchon, Joyce Goldstein, Charlie Trotter, and Giada De Laurentiis.

My New Orleans: The Cookbook - John Besh

The ideal cookbook? It has beautiful presentation, with a clear layout and lovely pictures. It’s by a fine chef or well known cookbook writer. It takes you to a place and gives you a feel for the people and the food of that place. John Besh, Food and Wine’s Best New Chefs a decade ago and winner of the James Beard award three years ago, is executive chef of several New Orleans restaurants, and his first book is a welcome treat. My New Orleans (Andrews McMeel, $45) contains 200 recipes, from Crawfish Etouffé to Beignets—the city’s signature dishes—along with Grilled Oysters, Spicy Garlic Butter, and Bourbon Pecan Pie. Is your mouth watering yet? As much as this book is about food, it’s also about a place that’s an amalgam of many cultures. From shrimping to crab season, from duck hunting to picking blackberries, this beautiful book takes us on an excursion into one of our great cities and great food cultures.

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ISBN: 9780740784132
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 29th, 2009