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Wine, Food & Friends

With Karen MacNeil’s Wine, Food & Friends, savor those magical moments when perfect pairings of wine and food heighten the flavors of both. Karen—writer, television host, teacher, and consultant on all things wine and food—makes wine recommendations for Cooking Light magazine’s best wine-friendly recipes. Eat and drink your way through seasonal menus, and discover Karen’s simple secrets to sensational wine and food matches.

With Wine, Food & Friends
• Confidently choose the right wines to complement your favorite dishes using Karen’s matchmaking principles.
• Create perfect pairings, such as Beef Tenderloin with Parsnip-Mushroom Ragoût (page 149) and merlot, or Salmon with Arugula Sauce (page 50) and pinot gris.
• Do the math of 1+1=3! Experience the flavor fireworks of miraculous matches.
• Expand your repertoire: Try Rioja with Rosemary- Grilled Lamb Chops (page 91) or moscato with Fresh Strawberry Granita (page 40).
• Celebrate the seasons with 28 menus, including over 100 top-rated recipes—all with Karen’s best wine selections.
• Think of wine in a new way with Karen’s memorable notes, such as “When grown in a top Bordeaux vineyard, merlot and cabernet sauvignon are like racehorses: powerful, intense, and thrilling.”
• Experience the magic of Madeira, Sherry, and Port with Karen’s dessert wine guide.

About the Author
Name Karen MacNeil
Bio Karen MacNeil is a Cooking Light columnist; host of the popular PBS series Wine, Food & Friends with Karen MacNeil; and author of the best-selling book The Wine Bible. The 2004 winner of the “Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional” award from the James Beard Foundation, Karen is chairman of the Wine Department at The Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, California. To learn more about wine and food with Karen, visit
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Publication Date August 1, 2006
Dimensions 9-3/4" x 10-5/8"
Number of Pages 192
Number of Recipes Over 100