The Art of Mead Tasting and Food Pairing
The Art of Mead and Food Pairing is the world's first complete mead appreciation book, with pairing suggestions for all types of mead and food, including Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian. Meadmaker and renowned Willamette Valley foodie Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor offers up 44 food recipes and 10 dessert recipes with appropriate mead pairings, as well as 14 mead cocktail recipes. The 60 sidebars feature individual meads, meaderies and meadmakers; mead and cheese pairing; how to pair mead and snacks; mead vinegars; and honey spirits. Fully indexed and gorgeously photographed, The Art of Mead Tasting and Food Pairing demystifies all the varieties of mead from honey-only traditional meads to melomels (fruit meads) and from session meads to metheglins (spiced meads), how to pour and drink them, and the flavor dynamics that help you understand how to pair each type with food. Then Manion Zaerpoor takes you a layer deeper, telling the story of how mead developed in each of several parts of the world in the context of that region s food traditions, with detailed suggestions for pairing ethnic foods and ethnic styles of mead, along with delicious international recipes. Where to Buy Mead includes bottle shops with selections worthy of road trips - across states and in your largest vehicle - and bars specializing in meads and mead cocktails. You ll meet many of the movers and shakers in the mead industry, see their meaderies, and feel more confident about going to meaderies to taste and buy mead for your home mead cellar and about serving mead at home with spectacular food pairings. Hard cover, full color, ribbon bookmark, 432 pages, 345 photos. Foreword by Ken Schramm.