This week marks the birthday of something pretty important to me. No...it's not a relationship...or a pet. It's a book. It's the volume in my (ridiculous) cookbook collection I turn to most - The Flavor Bible. The brainchild of Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, it's the definitive text on combining flavors. Any time I'm presented with a random ingredient in a CSA or I'm stumped as to how to pair items I have left in the house, I turn to The Flavor Bible. It's an incredible work - a wonderful mix of recipes, quotes and palate information.
As a thank you for being a rabid fan of The Flavor Bible, they've sent me a copy of it's cookbook soul-mate - What to Drink With What You Eat. Only having had it a few days, I've started perusing it and taking it all in. This book covers ground that likely befuddles many home cooks - the tricky waters of pairing food and wine. Karen and Andrew have applied the same philosophies as shown in the The Flavor Bible to making those pairings - lists by food and the most complimentary wines and then vice versa. What should you cook to drink with that leftover bottle of Torrentes that someone brought to a party? It's in there.
I feel so strongly that everyone should have a copy of The Flavor Bible that, as a way of celebrating it's birthday, I'm giving away a copy of to one of my readers. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite flavors. One winner (U.S. residents only, please) will be randomly drawn on the book's birthday - Thursday, September 16th 2010- and will be sent a copy. Please leave one comment per person - multiple entries will be deleted. Make sure when you leave a comment that you include an email address either in your log-in or the comment itself - I have to be able to get in touch with you somehow! :) Good luck, everyone!
UPDATE: This giveaway is closed - a winner was drawn at 5:30 PM on Thursday. Congrats to Brooke from Shutterboo for winning...and thanks to everyone else for taking part.