By Amy Gross, the VineSleuth
Since I’ve taken the plunge into the wine world, my tastebuds have begun to crave more exciting foods. I’m noticing and enjoying flavors both in food and drinks that I never seemed to notice in the past. It is not as though I ever shied away from trying new things, but lately I seem to have stepped into a new realm, trying new things and relishing new combinations at restaurants and then trying to get braver about preparing new things at home, too.
I’ve never been one who has been a creative cook, though. I aspire to be one, one day, but matching flavors can be a challenge for me. I can follow a recipe well, but I’m not the best at just throwing things together. I think that could change, however.
My friend J.D. just blogged about a book that I think could be a huge help. It’s called The Flavor Bible and it lists flavors which go well together, as well as those which do not.
Click on over and see what J.D. has to say about The Flavor Bible. It’s encouraging for me to know I’m not the only one who needs a little help in this area.
What about you? Are you a natural at matching flavors or could you use a little help, too? And if you know of any other similar resources, I’d love for you to share about them in the comments so I can check them out.