This Food That Wine TV
Back in 2005, I was asked to audition for a national TV series about food and wine and jumped at the chance. At the time I didn’t realize that hundreds of others were also auditioning… After a number of callbacks I joined Angie McRae, a chef based in Toronto as the co-host. The series was produced by Knight Enterprises for Food Network Canada as one of the first national food and wine pairing shows (no pressure).
This Food That Wine went on to air in 27 different countries generating fans around the globe as well as a book deal under the same name.
In every episode, Angie and Stacey meet up with someone planning a party (birthday, games night, bachelorette party, home coming, etc.). They get together in Angie’s kitchen for a day of menu planning, cooking and wine pairing. Then, armed with recipes and a wine list, our “guest du jour” returns to home to cook up a feast and bask in the adulation of his/her happy guests.
This Food That Wine Cookbook
It took us about a year to compile the recipes, tips and wine pairings we covered in This Food That Wine TV. We locked ourselves in a chalet near Mont Tremblant to finally complete it. It was a labour of love that included doing all of the artwork and food photos with the help of a talented photographer from the production company.
We are pretty proud that all that work produced a best selling cookbook in Canada! It also sold in the U.K., U.S.A. and Australia. We even sold the book on QVC which was quite an experience being in front of millions of viewers peddling our wares.
The book is organized like the show, by act. Act 1 – All about beginnings, Act 2 – Devoted to whites, Act 3 – All about reds, and Act 4 – Dessert wine belongs with dessert. The other neat thing about the table of contents is that it lists recipe titles along side the suggested wine pairing so you can find a dish to match a bottle you have already or vice versa.
Sprinkled throughout are down to earth explanations about how wine is made, wineglasses 101, how to pour, how to store and why some wines work with some food and others don’t.
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