"The Wine Table is an insightful collection of recipes, tips, and memories that follow one simple rule: wine is better with food, and food is better with wine. A delicious read!"
—Eric Ripert, chef & co-owner, Le Bernardin
No Thyme to Cook is excited to introduce you to acclaimed cookbook author Vickie Reh when she joins us Saturday, February 9 to talk about her new cookbook, The Wine Table. Named one of the Washington Post's best cookbooks of the year, Reh will prepare two dishes featured in her book while pairing them with two outstanding wines. The cost of the class includes a copy of her award-winning cookbook as well as the food and wine pairings.
A chef and certified sommelier, Vickie Reh is based in D.C. but has traveled the world to talk to chefs and winemakers, absorbing not just techniques and recipes, but discovering first-hand the best food and wine pairings. Her warm and engaging album offers a lavish spread of recipes and meal plans, complete with stories from her visits to vineyards throughout France and Italy. Focusing as much on the people as on the food, Reh, who has served as a chef, wine director, wine consultant and tour guide at restaurants including Buck’s Fishing & Camping, Comet Ping Pong, Via Umbria, and Arrowine and Cheese, shows that the best pairing of all is good company with meals lovingly and knowledgably prepared.
We all dream of tasting our way through Burgundy, walking through vineyards in Champagne with a winemaker, or dining late into the night on a winery balcony in Chianti. Who better to guide you than someone whose passion and years in the food and wine industry have led to travels and friendship with winemakers all over the world? Vickie Reh takes us right into the kitchen with winemakers—what do they eat during harvest? What do they drink to celebrate the holidays? Which foods pair best with their wines, and why? How does this vary from region to region?
The Wine Table will discuss basics and essentials in food and wine including meeting your local farmer, stocking your pantry, and how to buy and store wine.
We will then travel with the author through various regions of France and Italy, visiting winemakers in their homes to share their stories, cook with them, and enjoy their recipes.
Praise for The Wine Table
"Wow! What a beautifully written book—the tone, the passion, and the authenticity of pairing wine and food shines through. Vickie brings history and geography alive while putting us in the shoes of the wine maker and their harvest table."
—Carla Hall, co-host of The Chew, restaurateur, and author
“We seem to be living in a golden age with new wine books and blogs happening almost every day, yet so many of them seem to miss the mark and forget what makes wine so special—the people behind the labels and the human connections we all share. I am happy to say that Vickie has not made that mistake. Her book is overflowing with joy, love, and respect for the culture of celebrating wine with food with people. I am often asked what my favorite wine is, and all of my favorites (yes, it is more than one favorite) are tied to memories of whom and what we were doing when we had the wine; this book nails that premise and provides the template to recreate the meals in your own kitchen. The book is like a mix-tape of nothing but great French and Italian memories/experiences of wine, food, and people; an awesome way to travel without leaving home.”
—Keith Goldston, Master Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers
"Winemakers, living in beautiful places, celebrating heritage and tradition, drinking fabulously, and eating equally so, Vickie brings all of the romance of winemaking and the legacy of its culture into the home kitchen through her intimate portraits of friends.”
—Barton Seaver, chef and author of American Seafood
"The Wine Table takes us through the vineyards and kitchens of winemakers across France and Italy. With recipes and tips on selecting and savoring the wines, join Vickie Reh on a delicious journey through the best winemaking regions in Europe. You'll savor every bite—and sip—of the trip!"
—David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen