Yes, we even have organic books! Or books about organic wine and food at least. These are great sources of information, and are an ideal gift. Wine has such a rich and complex history that dates back to pre-recorded history. Each region also has its own unique customs with regards to wine making and fermentation method. If you love all things wine and consider yourself a connoisseur, then it will only help you to expand your knowledge on the subject.
Wine, of course, goes hand-in-hand with food and cooking. You can enjoy wine with a fresh cuisine made from scratch or even use the drink as a primary ingredient. Cooking isn’t just about preparing food; it’s an art, and for some people, a way of life both at home and in the workplace. Even if you’re not a master chef with decades of experience in the kitchen, you can still make cooking a pastime and experiment with a number of recipes that are sure to become a delightful experience for the family once the finished product makes its way to the dinner table.
Whether you’re a neophyte or seasoned cook, you can always expand your knowledge by investing in a good cookbook. A really good one worth its salt doesn’t just contain a laundry list of recipes. It goes in depth about each cuisine, explains why each ingredient is added, and how it adds to the aroma. If you wish to make each meal a mouth-savouring experience, then read Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook for various delightful dishes ranging from breakfast pastries to full course meals.
There are so many beautifully written books on wine and cooking; opening one can only enrich you. You’ll learn new things from simple recipes to life stories of those who travel halfway across the world to dive headfirst into an unfamiliar culture.
The official tie-in to the Channel Four series, “Château Monty” is an entertaining account of a wine-lover’s expedition into the world of biodynamic winemaking in the beautiful French Pyrenees.
Over 100 recipes for breads, breakfasts, soups, salads, tartines, hot dishes and sweet things from the kitchens of Le Pain Quotidien.