Lucy Waverman fans will find a wide range of new dishes that reflect her signature approach to cooking--easy-to-follow, thoroughly tested recipes bursting with flavor and flair. Dazzle your food-savvy friends with a sophisticated but stress-free meal that includes slowly braised lamb and a dlectable lemon tart. Entertain your book club with a foolproof sweet and savory chicken-and-fig casserole. Please the extended family with a simple but stunning picnic menu that ends with the best chocolate cupcakes and butter tarts you've ever tasted. Or whip up a fast-and-fresh weekday dinner that highlights the ingredients, and the mood, or the season.
To this array of tempting menus, James Chatto brings his wry wit, knowledge and impeccable taste, suggesting not only which wines to try with which dishes but why the matches make sense. His recommendations range from the classic to the surprising (try a single malt Scotch served straight from the freezer to accompany Lucy's triple chocolate truffle tart) and include apertifs, cocktails and even a few after-the-party's over nightcaps.
"Waverman and Chatto have nothing but appreciation and passion for their subject. And passion. It shows." - Jurgen Gothe, Food & Wine Editor, Nuvo Magazine
"Beyond being a practical tool, this book is a great read." - Jamie Kennedy, Chef and Owner, Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar
"If you buy just one food and drink book this year, make it this one...this is simply the best book on wine and food matching yet." - Natalie MacLean, Wine Expert