Wine Style: Discover the Wines You Will Love through 50 Simple Recipes

Ten Speed. Jul. 2021. 176p. ISBN 9781984857606. $22. COOKING
Since the 1970s, wine appreciation in the U.S. has evolved, but for many of us wine is still a confusing topic. In her latest work, cookbook author (The Preservation Kitchen) and food writer (Eating Well magazine) Leahy guides readers to find their own personal taste in wine. To begin, she includes sections about the basics of wine—its textures and its flavors, how to buy, how to pour, how to keep track of your favorite wines, and even an introduction to winemaking. Inspired by her memories of casual neighborhood get-togethers, Leahy provides recipes to hone your tastes through food pairings. All recipes are unfussy, and home cooks will readily find the ingredients in local supermarkets. Recipes are grouped by the styles of wine that can accompany them; each dish isn’t married to just one wine, as Leahy encourages readers to explore and adapt flavors and pairings.
VERDICT The easy-going style and friendly vibe from Leahy will make this cookbook appealing to many. It is likely to tempt anyone interested in good food to enjoy with family and friends.
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