Celebrations are a popular thing in just about every culture. Why not? They’re fun right? We celebrate birthdays. We celebrate holidays. Weddings. The birth of children. The purchase of our first home. Wedding anniversaries and blog anniversaries. That’s right. Today, October 7 is the anniversary of the day that I started the blog back in 2008.
These past two years working on the blog have been wonderful. Not only have I been able to explore my ever growing passion for food and cooking but I have been able to share it with people. I have been able to meet wonderful people from around the world. I have been lucky enough to meet some of you in person. While others I consider very good friends despite the fact that I only know you by email address or twitter handle. These relationships, to me, have been the most rewarding part of blogging. Who would’ve known that the blogging world would be full of so many wonderful, kind, talented and caring people. I am truly honored to be part of such a wonderful community. It really is a reason to celebrate.
One of my favorite ways to celebrate is to open a bottle of wine or champagne and toast to the event. Another favorite way is to celebrate with food of course. However, for the longest time, one of the things that I always struggled with is how to pair the two together. Not anymore however. Not since I found “What to Drink with What You Eat” written by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page the authors of my other kitchen must have “The Flavor Bible”.
“What to Drink with What You Eat” has everything you ever wanted to know about pairing food with a particular wine. Want to know what wine to serve with your roasted chicken? Chardonnay is great for that. Have a wonderful bottle of Brunello that you brought back from your trip to Italy but aren’t sure how to use it? Serve it with a perfectly grilled aged steak or maybe go the cheese and wine route and serve it with some aged asaiago. I’m tellin’ ya this book has just about every kind of pairing you can think of. Seriously people, I’m not kidding. There is even an entry for Church’s Chicken.
Because I like this book so much, and because I want to show my thanks for your readership the last 2 years I am giving away a copy of this wonderful book. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what your favorite way to celebrate a special occasion is.
I look forward to reading all of your answers and I look forward to sharing many more recipes with you.
Here’s to many more years. Cheers!
One entry per person.
No entries after 5:00 PST on 10/13/10
Winner will be chosen at random.