Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wine Country International Best Food & Wine Books-Summer 2010

Wine Country International's Best Books for Summer 2010
By Christopher J. Davies
The three new books below classify as the ultimate "bible's" for their subject matter. If you are a foodie or aspiring wine lover, you should purchase these books and use them for reference.


Planet Barbecue!

Author:  Steven Raichlen
Rating: Excellent- Must Buy!
Format: Paperback, 638 pages
Price: $22.95
ISBN 978-0-7611-4801-2

Steven Raichlen is the king of BBQ education. He has built a virtual BBQ empire with more than 27 books on the subject, several television shows, the annual Barbecue University hands on seminar series, a line of barbecue products, plus more. If you have watched his shows or read any of his books, you'd love his straight forward approach to grilling.

In Planet Barbeque, Raichlen demystifies BBQ techniques and provides 309 recipes from 60 countries. This magnificent book breaks down recipes by salad, breads, meats, fish and desert. The recipes are a result of Raichlen's extensive research and travel around the globe.

After reading Planet Barbecue you will want to moth ball your kitchen and cook every meal on the BBQ! This book is the ultimate barbecue lovers bible. Grill on!


Listen to a podcast of Chris Davies radio interview of Steven Raichlen at this webpage:

The New Book Of Soups
(second edition)

Author: The Culinary Institute of America
Rating: Excellent
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Price: $36.00

ISBN-10: 0867308605
ISBN-13: 9780867308600

The Culinary Institute of America needs no introduction. They turn out some of the world's best chefs. The world's best chefs keep returning to CIA to get more education.

The new book of soups has 160 new and improved recipes with step0by-step instructions and spectacular mouth watering photography. You will find the chapter on Soup Basic's particularly useful for honing your soup skills in the kitchen. So whether it a hearty soup, creamed soup, chowder or bisque,hot or cold, this book is the ultimate soup maker's bible!

What's a Wine Lover to Do?
Author: Wes Marshal 
Rating: Excellent/ Must Buy!
Format: Paperback, 384 pages  
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 9781579653705 (1579653707)

OK. The title says it all, drink wine fool!

Wes Marshall's new book is cram packed with straight forward, useful information that will help you expand your wine horizon's. While they say you can't judge a book by it's cover, this book's cover has so many teasers and tips just on the cover that will make you open the pages and not want to put it down.

Reading it will teach you everything from how to find wine values, decoding wine labels, pairing wine with food, how to taste and how to exploring wine regions with confidence.

This book will go down as one of the top ten books on wine. It's plainspoken explanations are bound to appeal to every palate!