The Essential Scratch   Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Essential Scratch Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert


  • Author : Richard Betts
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : 0544005031

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The Essential Scratch Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert Excerpt :

Presents a basic, scent-guided introduction to wines and wine appreciation, detailing wine's basic components to help the reader determine what kind of wine they like best.

Essential Scratch   Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know It All Book

Essential Scratch Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know It All


  • Author : Richard Betts
  • Publisher : Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN 10 : 0544520602

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Essential Scratch Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know It All Excerpt :

A clever distillation of America's favorite libation, by the New York Times best-selling authors of The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert Whiskey fever is sweeping the nation. Every day, craft distilleries are popping up in remote counties and urban centers, offering a wealth of great choices to consumers--and just as many puzzlements. Does the introduction of a simple "e" to go from whisky to whiskey mean anything? What's the difference between Scotch and Rye? What's Canadian whisky anyway? And what about the whiskeys of Scotland, Japan, and Ireland? Where's a humble Joe to start? In this witty kid-style book on an adult topic, Richard Betts boils down his know-how into twenty pages, cooling our "brown-sweat" anxieties and dividing whiskey into three simple categories: Grain, Wood, and Place. While most whiskey tomes are about as fun as a chemistry lesson, Betts makes the learning slide down easy, reassuring us that this exalted spirit is just distilled beer and, through a nasal romp, helping us figure out which kinds we love best. Humorous illustrations and scratch-and-sniff scents (vanilla, sandalwood, grass, and more) help would-be connoisseurs learn their personal preferences. Language label and Map to Your Desires included.

Big Macs   Burgundy Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Big Macs Burgundy


  • Author : Vanessa Price
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683359258

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Big Macs Burgundy Excerpt :

The national bestseller that turns you into “an expert at pairing wine with just about anything, from pizza and Lucky Charms to pad thai and Popeye’s” (Maxim). Featured on Today and CBS This Morning Named one of the best books of the year by Food & Wine, Saveur, and Town & Country Sancerre and Cheetos go together like milk and cookies. The science behind this unholy alliance is as elemental as acid, fat, salt, and minerals. Wine pro Vanessa Price explains how to create your own pairings while proving you don’t necessarily need fancy foods to unlock the joys of wine. Building upon the outsize success of her weekly column in Grub Street, Price offers delightfully bold wine and food pairings alongside hilarious tales from her own unlikely journey as a Kentucky girl making it in the Big Apple and in the wine business. Using language everyone can understand, she reveals why each dynamic duo is a match made in heaven, serving up memorable takeaways that will help you navigate any wine list or local bottle shop. Charmingly illustrated and bubbling with personality, Big Macs & Burgundy will open your mind to the entirely fun and entirely accessible wine pairings out there waiting to be discovered—and make you do a few spit-takes along the way. “The book explores all different kinds of combinations, including breakfast pairings like avocado toast and Rueda Verdejo, pairings for entertaining like shrimp cocktail & Valdeorras Godello, and even some pairings with popular Trader Joe’s items.” —Food & Wine “A smart, useful guide to drinking the world’s great wine, whether you’re pairing it with foie gras or Fritos.” —Town & Country

Scratch   Sniff Book of Weed Book

Scratch Sniff Book of Weed


  • Author : Seth Matlins
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683351948

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Scratch Sniff Book of Weed Excerpt :

Legal in all 50 states, this entertaining, informative, and whimsically illustrated guide covers 4,000 years of weed and its significance—psychoactive, cultural, medical, sexual, and more—in just 22 pages and with 20 scratch-&-sniff scents. From the science behind the munchies to the botanical link between weed and beer; from weed’s sexual upsides to its (literal) sexual downsides; from Tupac to Shakespeare to why weed makes music sound better: This book may just be the greatest-ever gift for anyone from the cannabis connoisseur to the cannabis curious.

The Scratch   Sniff Guide to Beer Book

The Scratch Sniff Guide to Beer


  • Author : Justin Kennedy
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-12-26
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062691491

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The Scratch Sniff Guide to Beer Excerpt :

Foreword by Master Cicerone Rich Higgins Discover everything there is to know about beer with this sensational companion guide, packed with trivia, entertaining games, and fascinating anecdotes about the origins of well-known and rare beers—and ten unique "scratch and sniff" chapter openers devoted to each style of brew. To truly know a beer, it isn’t enough to taste it. You must breathe in its distinctive aroma—a specially balanced blend of natural ingredients that differentiate one style of beer from another. Divided by common beer types, each chapter of this one-of-a-kind beer guide opens with a scratch and sniff panel that introduces you to a specific blend and offers a tantalizing preview of its flavor. Beer expert Rich Higgins provides key information, background history, and activities—a wealth of insider knowledge that adds body, depth, and flavor to every page. There is even a section for designing your own signature beer labels. Whether you just want to discover more about favorite brews or are interested in becoming a home brew master, The Scratch & Sniff Guide to Beer is a delight for every beer fan.

Handbook of Rocks  Minerals  and Gemstones Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Handbook of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones


  • Author : Walter Schumann
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 0395511372

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Handbook of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones Excerpt :

Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density

Knives   Ink Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Knives Ink


  • Author : Isaac Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632861221

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Knives Ink Excerpt :

From New York Times bestselling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and bestselling author Isaac Fitzgerald--the stories behind the tattoos that chefs proudly wear, with their signature recipes. Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals [IACP] Cookbook Design Award. Chefs take their tattoos almost as seriously as their knives. From gritty grill cooks in backwoods diners to the executive chefs at the world's most popular restaurants, it's hard to find a cook who doesn't sport some ink. Knives & Ink features the tattoos of more than sixty-five chefs from all walks of life and every kind of kitchen, including 2014 James Beard Award-winner Jamie Bissonnette, Alaska-fishing-boat cook Mandy Lamb, Toro Bravo's John Gorham, and many more. Each tattoo has a rich, personal story behind it: Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food remembers his mother with fiery angel wings on his forearms, and Dominique Crenn of Michelin two-starred Atelier Crenn bears ink that reminds her to do “anything in life that you put your heart into.” Like the dishes these chefs have crafted over the years, these tattoos are beautiful works of art. Knives & Ink delves into the wide and wonderful world of chef tattoos and shares their fascinating backstories, along with personal recipes from many of the chefs.

The Wine Bible Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Wine Bible


  • Author : Karen MacNeil
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 1008
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761187158

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The Wine Bible Excerpt :

Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “A guide that has all the answers” (Bobby Flay), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing” (Kevin Zraly). Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed—and, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained: “In great years Pétrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich—Ingrid Bergman in red satin.” Or, describing a Riesling: “A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning.”

Why You Like the Wines You Like Book

Why You Like the Wines You Like


  • Author : Tim Hanni
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-01-10
  • Genre: Wine
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 0615750885

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Why You Like the Wines You Like Excerpt :

Master of Wine and Chef Tim Hanni MW was hailed as the Wine Antisnob by the Wall Street Journal for his work in understanding consumer wine preferences and revolutionary concepts for wine and food pairing. This introductory volume for The New Wine Fundamentals wine education program is based on two decades of research by the author and many research colleagues. "Why You Like the Wines You Like; changing the way the world thinks about wine" introduces the physiological and psychological factors that shape personal wine preferences. It offers empowerment to wine drinkers at all levels and is a truly game-changing approach to the subject of the enjoyment of wine and wine with food. Why You Like the Wine You Like also looks at the countless myths and lore associated with wine and provides insights and an information for anyone interested in wine history. Hanni's wine and food principles were adopted last year and taught as part of the Advanced Diploma curriculum for the Wine & Spirits Educational Trust. "Wine and food pairing is has become an imaginary and metaphorical exercise with little basis in reality," Hanni says. "I am on a mission to have everyone pair wines with the diner, not the dinner." "I have spent many hours with Tim wrestling with some of his ideas while they were still in the formative stage. It was both an exhilarating and an exhaustive experience. With a broad and deep knowledge of wine and food history as well as their complexities, he is not afraid to challenge the way things are done and suggest alternatives. He's not dogmatic in his beliefs, but he demands that conventional thinkers think again. You may not agree with all his conclusions, but I promise he will make you think." George Taber, author of the bestseller The Judgment of Paris and A Guide to Bargain Wines and former correspondent and editor for Time magazine

Wine for Beginners Book

Wine for Beginners


  • Author : Janelle Jalbert
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-01-21
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 1942915004

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Wine for Beginners Excerpt :

Wine is truly the world in a glass, without the travel hassles. However, it can be overwhelming with differences in wine terminology and traditions. Wine for Beginners takes the guesswork out of any wine occasion, allowing you to decode wine culture for yourself, whether you are completely new to wine or you have some sipping experience. Learn how to choose between different wine options, break down wine labels and wine speak, discover the art of food and wine pairing, enjoy wine-related activities, and more. Wine for Beginners is a lighthearted, yet informative must-read for any wine drinker. Janelle Jalbert is your personal wine coach, and takes the mystery out of one of the world's most consumed and cherished beverages. Her simple and friendly approach to selecting, serving, and savoring all types of wine--without any snobbery--makes it easy to move from a beginner to a knowledgeable wine lover.

The One Minute Wine Master Book

The One Minute Wine Master


  • Author : Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing (NY)
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 1402780222

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The One Minute Wine Master Excerpt :

"Discover the wines that you like with this fun yet sophisticated quick-read. The choice in wines these days is endless and it is geting worse with thousands of new brands every few years. After taking a short flavor test, Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan points to the best wines for you. No fuss, no memorization required"--

How to Eat Your Christmas Tree Book

How to Eat Your Christmas Tree


  • Author : Julia Georgallis
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-29
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784884109

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How to Eat Your Christmas Tree Excerpt :

Evergreen trees are pillars of the winter – through extreme temperatures across the most bitter terrains, they stand tall and thriving, resilient in the face adversity. However, as the festive season draws to a close, these comforting conifers can often be found lining the streets, cast off and disused with wilted branches dotted across dustbins. How to Eat Your Christmas Tree is a cookbook which explores the unsung edible heroes of our forests – the humble Christmas trees and their evergreen friends. Featuring recipes for ferments and preserves, feasts, sweet treats and drinks, you will learn how to extend the life of your beloved Christmas tree and turn them into delectable delights to enjoy throughout the year. From simple ideas such as infusing pine needles to make a delicious and warming Pine Tea to more lavish spreads such as a decadent Fur-Cured Salmon, How to Eat Your Christmas Tree is a refreshing and innovative cookbook that encourages you to think about food waste and to be more resourceful in an age of deforestation and climate crisis.

Salt  Fat  Acid  Heat Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Salt Fat Acid Heat


  • Author : Samin Nosrat
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476753836

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Salt Fat Acid Heat Excerpt :

Now a Netflix series New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook and multiple IACP Cookbook Awards Named one of the Best Books of 2017 by: NPR, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Rachel Ray Every Day, San Francisco Chronicle, Vice Munchies, Elle.com, Glamour, Eater, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Seattle Times, Tampa Bay Times, Tasting Table, Modern Farmer, Publishers Weekly, and more. A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared "America's next great cooking teacher" by Alice Waters. In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements--Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food--and anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will teach and inspire a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time. Echoing Samin's own journey from culinary novice to award-winning chef, Salt, Fat Acid, Heat immediately bridges the gap between home and professional kitchens. With charming narrative, illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone. Refer to the canon of 100 essential recipes--and dozens of variations--to put the lessons into practice and make bright, balanced vinaigrettes, perfectly caramelized ro

The Craft of the Cocktail Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Craft of the Cocktail


  • Author : Dale DeGroff
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Release Date : 2010-07-14
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307762276

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The Craft of the Cocktail Excerpt :

The first real cookbook for cocktails, featuring 500 recipes from the world's premier mixologist, Dale DeGroff. Covering the entire breadth of this rich subject, The Craft of the Cocktail provides much more than merely the same old recipes: it delves into history, personalities, and anecdotes; it shows you how to set up a bar, master important techniques, and use tools correctly; and it delivers unique concoctions, many featuring DeGroff’s signature use of fresh juices, as well as all the classics. It begins with the history of spirits, how they’re made (but without too much boring science), the development of the mixed drink, and the culture it created, all drawn from DeGroff’s vast library of vintage cocktail books. Then on to stocking the essential bar, choosing the right tools and ingredients, and mastering key techniques—the same information that DeGroff shares with the bartenders he trains in seminars and through his videos. And then the meat of the matter: 500 recipes, including everything from tried-and-true classics to of-the-moment originals. Throughout are rich stories, vintage recipes, fast facts, and other entertaining asides. Beautiful color photographs and a striking design round out the cookbook approach to this subject, highlighting the difference between an under-the-bar handbook and a stylish, full-blown treatment. The Craft of the Cocktail is that treatment, destined to become the bible of the bar.

Wine Tasting Book

Wine Tasting


  • Author : Ronald S. Jackson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128018262

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Wine Tasting Excerpt :

From OIV-award-winning author, Ronald S. Jackson, Wine Tasting: A Professional Handbook, Third Edition, is an essential guide for any professional or serious connoisseur seeking to understand both the theory and practice of wine tasting. From techniques for assessing wine properties and quality, including physiological, psychological, and physicochemical sensory evaluation, to the latest information on the types of wine, the author guides the reader to a clear and applicable understanding of the wine tasting process. With its inclusion of illustrative data and testing technique descriptions, the book is ideal for both those who train tasters, those involved in designing wine tastings, and the connoisseur seeking to maximize their perception and appreciation of wine. Contains revised and updated coverage, notably on the physiology and neurology of taste and odor perception Includes expanded coverage of the statistical aspect of wine tasting (specific examples to show the process), qualitative wine tasting, wine language, the origins of wine quality, and food and wine combination Provides a flow chart of wine tasting steps and production procedures Presents practical details on wine storage and the problems that can occur both during and following bottle opening