Add that something extra to your gourmet
delights and everyday bites with wines flavored with herbs. What a fun
book this is and what yummy recipes. Anyone who loves herbs will want to
have a go at cooking with infused wines.
Ms. Mancuso's instructions are precise and yet easy to
follow. The book is extremely well laid out. Each recipe for a flavored
wine is followed by the recipes (and their page numbers) that she has ingeniously
created to use each wine.
For instance, her tantalizing Sage and Roasted Garlic
Chardonnay flavored wine can be used in the recipes for Caramelized
Onions, Roasted Yellow Peppers, and Roasted Garlic Ricotta Pizza, and in a
Ham and Vegetable Salad. Or, add it to roasted mashed garlic, soy sauce
and a dab of honey to make a sensational marinade for pork, chicken or
There are some great tips on turning your Herbed Wines
into Gifts too.
And, not just the wines by themselves, but Ms. Mancuso has created gift
packages around the herb flavored wines. Why not give a Pasta Gift Package
of Parsley and Savory Merlot, a box of Bow Tie Pasta, Green Peppers and
Plum Tomatoes, Fresh Parsley, a festive Pasta Bowl and the recipe for Bow
Tie Pasta Salad that uses the Merlot.
And, don't forget desert, Black Forest Cherry Cake with
Sweet Cherry Cabernet Sauvignon. Oh, we did mention there were some great
fruit infused wine recipes also, didn't we?