Tasting Club by Dina Cheney
Gathering Together to Share and Savor Your Favorite Tastes

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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 W's of tasting: what, where, when and why, for developing a sensitive and sophisticated palate. Offers 10 different tastings, each focusing on a different food or drink, such as cheese, extra virgin olive oil and chocolate. Each gives practical advice for savoring food in a structured way to understand your palate. A full guide for hosting easy-to-organize tasting sessions with friends, with 'cheat sheets' and taste cards. Tastings are suitable for large events, one-on-one romantic occasions or independent tasting.

About Dina Cheney

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Dina Cheney is a freelance writer, tasting host, and former cooking teacher. Dina writes for a number of local and national publications and has been featured in The New York Times, the New York Daily News, and more.
Published August 21, 2006 by DK ADULT. 256 pages
Genres: Cooking, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Seizing on a growing home entertaining trend, culinary educator Cheney offers 10 different plans for tasting, including the most popular items like wine, chocolate and cheese, to more obscure tasting subjects like honey, tea, balsamic vinegar and apples.

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