WARRENTON, VA – Joe David, author of Gourmet Getaways, will share with you what he thinks makes a meal special on Saturday, October 10th, at 1 p.m. and on Sunday, October 11th, at 1:30 p.m., at the Wine Food Festival, Holiday Inn, 625 First Street, Old Town Alexandria.
David who spent a year traveling the States interviewing chefs has written a book that identifies some of the leading cooking programs in the country – the chefs, their philosophy, their recipes and more. Susan Sterling, writing for ChefTalk, summarizes what other reviewers have been saying, Gourmet Getaways is a “pretty nifty book, handy in terms of the information given.”
During the seminar, David will tell you some of the things he has learned while researching the book, and he will answer the big question: How does a cook release the big flavor?
“Great chefs,” David said, “understand exactly what must be done to make a meal wonderful.” In his latest book, Gourmet Getaways, 50 top spots to cook and learn, he introduces readers to respected cooking school chefs who provide insight to this question.
“One way to is to bring out the special taste of each ingredient by sautéing it or roasting it before introducing it to other flavors. When successfully done, this will bring about a union that will create one rich flavor. Umami,” he said, “as the Japanese prefer to call it.”
Joining him for the seminar will be Sudha Patil, who along with her husband Pandit Patil, owns and runs Narmada Winery in Amissville, Virginia. Sudha will use the opportunity to introduce some of her wines. Among them is a Chardonnell, a French American hybrid (made with Chardonnay and Seval grapes) which she simply calls Moms in tribute to all moms in the world who sacrifice so much for their children.
Together, David and Patil will demonstrate how the right wine with the right food can be paired to create the big flavor.
The cheese and wine tasting is just one of the many special features planned for the day. For wine lovers, the festival will be an opportunity to meet local winemakers and taste some of Virginia’s small-batch artisan wines. For more information about the wine festival, visit www.oldtownwinefestival.com.
Joe David will appear on News Channel 8 (WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington, DC) Let's Talk Live, Monday,October 5, 2009, between 12 noon and 1 p.m. to discuss the upcoming Wine Food Festival in Old Town Alexandria. He will then officially release the name of the chef who will provide the food demonstration at the Old Town Wine Food Festival.
Autographed copies of Gourmet Getaways will be sold for $15 each at the festival.
Joe David (Warrenton, VA) has been traveling the globe in search of the perfect meal for decades. To finance this search, he has taught school; worked in public relations, marketing and magazine advertising; reported five radio stories for NPR's The Best of Our Knowledge; authored countless articles (many on food and international cooking schools); and written five books.
Although he isn’t a trained chef, he has written many articles on food and international cooking programs. His latest book, Gourmet Getaways, (recently published by Globe Pequot Press, April 2009)brings together over 50 of America’s top cooking school chefs, their programs, cooking styles, and favorite recipes. For more information, visit: www.bfat.com
Narmada Winery is a new winery, established in 2001, in Amissville, Virginia, on 51 acres of rolling countryside. The tasting room, which will be open in November for visitors, will offer a variety of authentic Indian foods, assorted cheeses, and zesty sausages, all suited to pair nicely with its handcrafted Virginia wines. For more information, visit: www.narmadawinery.com.
All cheeses will be from Wegmans, Gainesville, Virginia.
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