Fire + Wine is a marriage between two unlikely characters–wood-fired food and well-chosen wines–brought to you by the real-life marriage of food and wine writer and certified sommelier (Mary Cressler) and pitmaster (Sean Martin). This critically acclaimed cookbook brings smoky goodness from the grill and pairs it with wine from around the world.
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“This book is a one-stop guide for anyone truly interested in elevating their BBQ experience into a culinary work of art.”
5 out of 5 StarsSan Francisco Book Review
Reviews for Fire + Wine
“With 75 wood-fired recipes…top tips and wine recommendations to suit every dish, it’s a marriage made in gastronomic back garden heaven.”
“Outdoor cooking with local ingredients is the obvious focus in Fire & Wine. But there’s also a theme of approachability, presented through a few handy introductory guides on seasoning, techniques, equipment, tools and more.”
—Oregon Wine Press
“In this thoughtful cookbook, IACP Award–winning food and wine bloggers Cressler and Martin make a strong argument that wine rightfully deserves a spot at the BBQ table…Even those who choose to pass on the wine will find a lot to like: smoked salmon crostini with capers; wine-braised smoked beef short ribs; and smoked poblano mac and cheese. Cressler and Martin’s recipes will be enjoyed by home cooks and grill enthusiasts of all skill levels and tastes.”
“While recommended especially for those who enjoy both wine and outdoor cooking, all outdoor cooks will find tasty recipes here.”
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About the Book
Every region has its barbecue, grill, and smoking food traditions. Now the Pacific Northwest can claim its place at the table with the recipes in this Fire + Wine. These recipes pair with wines such as pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon instead of the customary can of beer.
Not as sauce-dependent as Kansas City, not quite as beef-obsessed as Texas, the dishes bring the smoke to wild salmon, ribs and steaks, fresh apples, heirloom tomatoes, nuts and beans, and even chocolate pot de crème. Rubs and glazes draw on Northwest flavors such as soy sauce, rosemary, and wild blackberries. Whether the equipment at home is a basic kettle grill or a professional-grade outfit with an electric wood feeder, the instructions will turn even novices into masters of the grill.
Then explore 75 unique recipes paired with wine.
*All photos by the immensely talented Dina Avila unless otherwise noted.
Recipes From Fire + Wine
Grilled Crab Cakes
Easy to make, and such a perfect combination of fresh crab, grilled over direct heat and served with simple aioli.
Smoked Salmon Crostini with Capers, Dill, and Goat Cheese
There are so many great uses for Northwest salmon. If you don’t want to commit to a full meal but still want a salmon fix, this is a great appetizer for parties.
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