In the video above, two of Canada’s most respected food and drink writers, Lucy Waverman and Beppi Crosariol, discuss their new book The Flavour Principle. It’s packed with delicious recipes that are paired with wine and other drinks, based on 11 key flavour categories.

The two writers are also weekly columnists for the Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. They share their tips on pairing and some surprising insights they discovered while writing the book that make it different from other cookbooks and pairing guides.

You’ll question your assumptions about red wine and cheese and find out why texture and weight also help to make heavenly matches.

We’ll post part two of our chat in the next few days.

Flavour PrincipleThe Flavour Principle is available in all major bookstores as well as online from Indigo/Chapters, Amazon and others in both hard cover and e-book formats.

It’s beautifully illustrated with mouth-watering pictures of the dishes that Lucy has researched from around the world, then tested relentlessly in her kitchen so that you can depend on them.

Beppi provides glorious drink matches, savvy tips on buying glassware and stocking your bar and cellar, and marvelous anecdotes that make this book more of an entertaining kitchen friend you’ll keep open on the counter rather than on the shelf. It’s a great holiday gift for others, but don’t wait to treat yourself sooner.

Lucy Waverman

 

Lucy Waverman is a leading Canadian food writer. Author of eight cookbooks, she has won numerous culinary book awards and honours. She is the food editor of the popular Liquor Control Board of Ontario magazine, Food and Drink (600,000 readership), and writes a weekly column for The Globe and Mail’s Life section and a bi-weekly column in its Style section.

Beppi Crosariol

Beppi Crosariol has been The Globe and Mail’s wine and spirits columnist for twelve years. His columns regularly cause a rush on liquor stores across Canada as avid readers run to buy up his recommendations. His readership is broad, covering both the establishment and younger urban drinkers who want guidance on wine and great tips on less expensive bottlings, served up with candour and humour.