Jill Silverman Hough’s 100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes To Enjoy With The Wines You Love picks up where her last book left off, expanding from small plates to full entrees. Like the previous effort, her book is divided into chapters for 12 popular grapes (well 11, plus one for Rosé) and recipes that match. There’s just enough information for you to learn the basics of pairing for each wine, without feeling like your headed into textbook territory.
That’s preferred, because with Hough’s books you’re here for the food – you’re more likely to pick the dishes you want to make first and then choose the proper wine instead of the other way around. Appetizing titles like Tipsy Tri-Tip will grab your interest when you find out it’s not only marinated in it’s match of Zinfandel but whiskey as well. On the lighter side is an appealing Chanterelle and Gruyere Bread Pudding to pair with your Chardonnay. There’s also a healthy dose of staples, Roast Chicken and Potatoes and Garlic Rosemary with Lamb Chops, to give a solid base to understanding which wines go well with them and why.
Overall, a great book for those who like to cook and want deeper understanding of why you can’t go wrong adding more richness to a dish matched with Viognier. 100 Perfect Pairings: Main Dishes To Enjoy With The Wines You Love is available at amazon.com. Visit Jill’s website at www.jillhough.com.