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Pairing with the Masters: A Definitive Guide to Food and Wine, 1st Edition

  • Ken Arnone
  • Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan
  • ISBN-10: 1111543844
  • ISBN-13: 9781111543846
  • 288 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

Discover how professionals match the perfect wines to cuisine with PAIRING WITH THE MASTERS: A DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO FOOD AND WINE, 1ST Edition. Certified Master Chef Ken Arnone and Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan bring their unmatched expertise and insider secrets to this one-of-a-kind book to enlighten professionals, enthusiasts, and novices alike. From simple classics to the complex and modern, nearly 100 recipes demonstrate varied cooking techniques, discuss flavor profiles, and outline the appropriate steps for choosing accompanying wines. More than a list of pairings, PAIRING WITH THE MASTERS: A DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO FOOD AND WINE, 1ST Edition delves into the decision-making process, illustrating why certain combinations work and some don't, how to avoid common pitfalls, and imparting the skills necessary for readers to develop successful food and wine pairings on their own.


  • Uniquely Paired Expertise: PAIRING WITH THE MASTERS: A DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO FOOD AND WINE, 1ST Edition is the only book to combine insights from a Certified Master Chef and Master of Wine, the highest credentials in the food and wine industries.

  • Key Fundamentals: Chapters include an expert introduction to the basics of taste, cooking techniques, and pairing, along with deeper discussions about the interaction between wine and flavors developed in a meal.

  • Entertainment Advice: Conversational Style: More than 100 recipes for seafood, poultry, pork, beef, and desserts range from American favorites to complex dishes--each presented in an easy, conversational format that any entry-level cook can master.

  • Winning Details: More than 275 wine pairings, helpful pairing grids, U.S. and Metric measurements, taste-tested recipes and wines, and many other thoughtful details combine to make PAIRING WITH THE MASTERS: A DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO FOOD AND WINE, 1st Edition a must-have resource for culinary professionals, home chefs, wine enthusiasts, and anyone who loves to entertain!


"As a chef who believes that wine is food and that it can be the final ingredient of a dish, I am thrilled with this brilliant book. Pairing with The Masters teaches us which wines compliment and accentuate the taste of certain foods and why, and then shows how those dishes are cooked and what to serve with them. BRAVO!"
— Waldy Malouf, chef, educator, author

About the Author

Ken Arnone

Chef Ken Arnone is one of 65 Certified Master Chefs in the United States and one of less than 300 Global Master Chefs in the world. His culinary expertise was honed at Cuisine Actuelle, The Salish Lodge, New York Marriott Marquis and the Culinary Institute of America. Chef Arnone is currently bringing his passion for food to corporations and individuals via consulting and catering. His vast knowledge base, attention to detail and creative style have attracted many prominent clients including: Colavita USA and International, Darden Restaurant Group, GRS Restaurant Group, Granite City Food and Brewery, Marriott International and Renaissance Hotels. Chef Arnone has skillfully executed Food and Wine events around the globe for the past 15 years.

Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan

Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan holds the world's top wine title, judges in international wine competitions around the world and has trained thousands of professionals in the industry. Jennifer is among only 31 people in the US to ever attain the international title of Master of Wine (MW), the highest accolade and the most difficult wine title to achieve in the world. She was also honored for her palate with an international tasting trophy by the Institute of Masters of Wine in 2008 and holds an additional 5 leading industry wine and spirits certifications. With an energetic, dynamic personality, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan has also hosted seminars with famous Food Network Stars such as Rachel Ray, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Mario Batali and Jacques P├ępin. Ms. Simonetti-Bryan is a frequent guest on national television including NBC's Today Show, Fox Business, Fox News, Bloomberg TV as well as national radio and local news across the country. Additionally, for her expertise she has been featured Fortune, Oprah Magazine, Businessweek, Crain's Business, Reuters, Gotham, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine & Spirits.

Table of Contents

Concept & Methodology. 5 Reasons Food & Wine Pairings Fail.
3. FISH.
Summaries & Helpful Stuff.