Best White Wine on Earth

Author: Stuart Pigott

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781613126639

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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A celebrated wine journalist presents a comprehensive, entertaining primer on one of the most beloved wines of our time: Riesling. Diverse, drinkable, aromatic, and refreshing, Riesling is a chameleon among white wines. From its food-friendly flavor and favorable price point to its ability to be either bone-dry or honey-sweet, there are very good reasons to argue that Riesling is not just a popular wine of the moment, but the finest white of our time. In Best White Wine on Earth, wine journalist and Riesling enthusiast Stuart Pigott extols the virtues of his favorite varietal and explores the history behind this magnificent grape. Traveling to the great Riesling-producing regions of the world—from North America to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South America—Pigott provides tasting notes, top-rated recommendations, and fascinating insights into how the wine is made, all while making an impassioned case that it is, truly, the best white on earth. Written simply enough for a novice, but with enough expertise and insight to satisfy the most sophisticated collector, this is a must-have guide for any white wine enthusiast.
Riesling Rediscovered

Author: John Winthrop Haeger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520275454

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 652

"An authoritative reference that explores the range of practices and styles for making dry Riesling wines in Germany and globally (e.g. Alsace, Australia, Austria, Alto Adige, New Zealand, New York's Finger Lakes, Washington, etc.). Haeger delves into how history, law, geography, viticulture and winemaking techniques influence dry Riesling's expression worldwide. He mostly omits discussion of sweet Riesling"--Provided by publisher.
This Splendid Earth

Author: V. J. Banis

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434447944

Category: Fiction

Page: 527

View: 557

On a stormy night of political intrigue in 1830 Paris, the dashing Baron Jean de Brussac took and tamed his headstrong bride, Anne de Grenville. From that smoldering union, a proud and ambitious dynasty was born, destined to forge a wine-growing empire such as never had been seen in the lush, rolling hills of distant California. ?With sweeping romantic adventures and a heroine you will long remember, This Splendid Earth brings to you the master's touch in storytelling. It is captivating.? -- Publishers Weekly ?A master storyteller reminiscent of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind...splendid and satisfying.? -- The Nashville Banner ?A rip-roaring romantic novel that spans three generations.? --Library Journal
The Best Recipes in the World

Author: Mark Bittman

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780307482174

Category: Cooking

Page: 1588

View: 921

The author of How to Cook Everything takes you on the culinary trip of a lifetime, featuring more than a thousand international recipes. Mark Bittman traveled the world to bring back the best recipes of home cooks from 44 countries. This bountiful collection of new, easy, and ultra-flavorful dishes will add exciting new tastes and cosmopolitan flair to your everyday cooking and entertaining. With his million-copy bestseller How to Cook Everything, Mark Bittman made the difficult doable. Now he makes the exotic accessible, bringing his distinctive no-frills approach to dishes that were once considered esoteric. Bittman compellingly shows that there are many places besides Italy and France to which cooks can turn for inspiration. In addition to these favorites, he covers Spain, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Scandinavia, the Balkans, Germany, and more with easy ways to make dishes like Spanish Mushroom and Chicken Paella, Greek Roast Leg of Lamb with Thyme and Orange, Russian Borscht, and Swedish Appletorte. Plus this book is the first to emphasize European and Asian cuisines equally, with easy-to-follow recipes for favorites like Vietnamese Stir-Fried Vegetables with Nam Pla, Pad Thai, Japanese Salmon Teriyaki, Chinese Black Bean and Garlic Spareribs, and Indian Tandoori Chicken. The rest of the world isn't forgotten either. There are hundreds of recipes from North Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South America, too. Shop locally, cook globally–Mark Bittman makes it easy with: • Hundreds of recipes that can be made ahead or prepared in under 30 minutes • Informative sidebars and instructional drawings explain unfamiliar techniques and ingredients • An extensive International Pantry section and much more make this an essential addition to any cook’s shelf The Best Recipes in the World will change the way you think about everyday food. It’s simply like no other cookbook in the world.
The Wines of Burgundy

Author: Clive Coates

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520250505

Category: Cooking

Page: 940

View: 663

Ten years after the publication of the highly acclaimed, award-winning Côte D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy, the "Bible of Burgundy," Clive Coates now offers this thoroughly revised and updated sequel. This long-awaited work details all the major vintages from 2006 back to 1959 and includes thousands of recent tasting notes of the top wines. All-new chapters on Chablis and Côte Chalonnaise replace the previous volume's domaine profiles. Coates, a Master of Wine who has spent much of the last thirty years in Burgundy, considers it to be the most exciting, complex, and intractable wine region in the world, and the one most likely to yield fine wines of elegance and finesse. This book is an indispensable guide for amateur and professional alike by one of the world's leading wine experts, writing with his habitual expertise, lucidity, and unequaled firsthand knowledge.
The Wines of Burgundy

Author: Clive Coates M.W.

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520250508

Category: Cooking

Page: 896

View: 661

Ten years after the publication of the highly acclaimed, award-winning Côte D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy, the "Bible of Burgundy," Clive Coates now offers this thoroughly revised and updated sequel. This long-awaited work details all the major vintages from 2006 back to 1959 and includes thousands of recent tasting notes of the top wines. All-new chapters on Chablis and Côte Chalonnaise replace the previous volume's domaine profiles. Coates, a Master of Wine who has spent much of the last thirty years in Burgundy, considers it to be the most exciting, complex, and intractable wine region in the world, and the one most likely to yield fine wines of elegance and finesse. This book is an indispensable guide for amateur and professional alike by one of the world's leading wine experts, writing with his habitual expertise, lucidity, and unequaled firsthand knowledge.
The Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Author: Mother Earth News

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760357637

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 442

The Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening is a must-have volume packed with time-tested information, photographs, and charming illustrations for home gardeners everywhere. For years, millions of readers have turned to Mother Earth News for trusted advice on growing vegetables and fruits. The Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening harnesses decades of wisdom, bringing together all the indispensable techniques, complete growing guides, helpful tips, useful photographs, and inspiring illustrations for which Mother Earth News is known. Plan for self-sufficiency with a garden focused on edibles! Choose from a variety of plans for kitchen gardens, browse strategies for small space gardening, or up your gardening game by installing and maintaining permanent beds. Soil concerns? Get the dirt on building fertile soil, soil pH, compost, vermicompost—even biochar. Longtime gardeners are sure to find something new, from vertical gardening to plans for extending the seasons. That’s right, garden through the seasons with dozens of vegetable-and fruit-specific growing guides. Start with your favorites or learn to love something new (Asian greens or fruit trees, anyone?). In slower-growing or more challenging seasons, Mother Earth is there to help. Whether you need to know the best vegetables to grow in the shade or the top gardening tips for soil health in winter, this book has it all.
Knives on the Cutting Edge

Author: Bob Macdonald

Publisher: Scarletta Press

ISBN: 9780983021995

Category: Travel

Page: 184

View: 344

A respectful yet unvarnished tribute to the greatest chefs in Europe and the United States who over the last two decades have led a revolution unlike any in the history of dining. Knives on the Cutting Edge is a culinary pilgrimage that examines the several current and important megatrends such as the rise of celebrity chefs, the healthy eating movement, and the growing emergence of bolder flavors in gourmet foods. Through visits to many of the world's greatest restaurants, Bob Macdonald provides anecdotes, personal insights, and memories that demystify the dining experience and make ordering wine at a restaurant an enjoyable hobby rather than a formidable ordeal.