From Shrimp Tacos and Rose, to Beef Bourguignon with Burgundy, to Chocolate Cake paired with Port, A Journey Through Wine and Food gives everyone an opportunity to enhance their experience in the kitchen, regardless of skill level, and takes the guess work out of which wines to pair with dinner. It will also take you on a journey through The Central Valley wine regions of California giving you a sneak peek at some of the best wineries in the world, which until now could be considered "hidden gems."
A Journey Through Wine and Food is a total sensory experience with its lifelike photography, stunning presentation of each dish, glimpses into the wineries and their winemakers, histories of the Central Valley wine region, and most of all amazing recipes that will transform everyday meals into priceless celebrations for any occasion! Inspirational quotes can also be found throughout as a reminder that not only do we need food to nourish our bodies, but we need the company of those on our journey to nourish out souls. Some of the recipes in this book are very basic, great for the beginner who wants to expand their skills to prepare culinary delights, paired with fine wines that will impress their favorite dinner guests. Other recipes are for the more artful, sophisticated chef, cuisine that will challenge the imagination and enchant any connoisseur. The flavors of wine are enhanced with every bite and will surprise even the most experienced palate.
Written with love, this book is the fulfillment of a final promise from a mother to her son when his journey on earth ended too soon. Michael knew his mother had more to share with the world and wanted her to continue her love of cooking and creating, following the success of her first cookbook Venison and Vine. Whether you are an experienced chef, a wine connoisseur, a photography guru, or just someone who loves food, wine and beautiful books, A Journey Through Wine and Food is a journey you won't want to miss.
Jerilyn Zaveral was born and raised in Central California where she continues to live with her husband Joe and their dog, Hogan. Other than a short stay in New York when she wrote her first cookbook and opened her first cafe, her heart and home have always been in the San Joaquin Valley where she enjoys cooking for family and friends and tasting fine wines. She has won several awards in cooking competitions and cook-offs. Most notably her cafe "Z Spice of Life" was recognized as a destination spot in the Hudson Valley Explorer's Guide. Jerilyn's love of creating recipes and meals began when she was a very young child in her grandmother's kitchen. More specifically, it was one afternoon while baking a chocolate cake when her grandmother asked her to get out the mayonnaise...the realization instantly took hold that cooking isn't always about the end product, but about the journey of discovering unique tastes, textures and combinations of flavors that others might not expect.