Small Plates, Perfect Wines
Creating Little Dishes with Big Flavors
By Lori Lyn Narlock
Throw your own wine dinners with the help of Lori Lyn Narlock’s newest cookbook, Small Plates, Perfect Wines. With Narlock’s dozens of flavorful small-plate recipes and wine pairings, creating a special tasting menu to pair with your wines becomes more than easy. The simple recipes are designed for novices and include a good variety of dishes, such as asparagus bundles with melted brie, crab salad with rémoulade, and Middle Eastern mini lamb burgers. Each recipe includes a suggested wine pairing by the culinary experts at Kendall-Jackson Wine Center, who also offer general information on how wine taste is affected by certain flavors and foods.
The book also includes suggested party menus and preparation plans for those who need quick ideas for a dinner party, and Narlock also offers tips on how to create your own small-plate menus. Complete with colorful illustrations, wine serving tips and wine flavor profiles, this book is a practical guide for anyone who loves to entertain.
Reviewed by Nancy Huang