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A complete guide to planning and hosting tasting parties, this book will appeal to everyone who is too busy to throw a dinner party but who loves to entertain, and foodie sophisticates searching for that best olive oil, wine, cheese, or other food and beverage. Tasting combines the growing trend for food appreciation with the popular book-group phenomenon. Introduces the 4 ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 21st 2006 by DK
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Rachel
Each section (highlighting a different food or drink) had an overview of the traditions, processing, and preparations associated with each set of items. I like that the book lists several websites to order food from; however, I did feel that the information provided was very general. Very often, instead of giving specifics, readers were instructed to visit a local specialty store and ask the experts there (which, of course, isn't a viable option in many locations). That said the menus and ideas ...more
KC
Beautifully presented and infectious reading with brilliant pairings as well as informative foodie facts and helpful information. An erotic tasting book that would work well into a TV program format as a highlight or separate special episodes.
Karen Ballum
I think I like the idea of a tasting club more than I'd like the reality of it. And I think I'd rather do more pedestrian tastings -- stuff we buy on a regular basis such as peanut butter.
Stephanie
I used this book as a guide to help me host a chocolate tasting party. I love the premise and the party was a success! There are also tips for wine, cheese, and olive oil tastings.
Joelen
Dec 28, 2007 Joelen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those looking to try "deep tasting" foods
This book is the basis of one of the food events I host for my cooking group. We'll be using the book as a guide and branching out to other foods to deep taste.
Andrew
great practical book for having a tasting party - limited use, but if you think doing a tasting is the best way to learn more about a food - then use this book.
Donna
This isn't really a cookbook, but a guide to refining your taste by hosting "tasting events" with friends --well written and fun to read.
LINDA
Nov 10, 2007 LINDA rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Foodies
Shelves: entertaining
It's full of delicious ideas that will inspire you to host a 'tasting' party!
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I'm the author of Tasting Club (DK, 2006), Williams-Sonoma; New Flavors for Salads (Oxmoor House, 2009), Year-Round Slow Cooker; 100 Favorite Recipes for Every Season (The Taunton Press, 2013), Meatless All Day; Recipes for Inspired Vegetarian Meals (The Taunton Press, 2014), Mug Meals (The Taunton Press, Spring 2015), and the forthcoming The New Milks (Atria/Simon & Schuster, Spring 2016).

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