This book is a guide to matching food and drink. In a great meal, what you drink is just as important as what you eat. This ground-breaking food and beverage pairing reference allows food lovers to learn to think like a sommelier, and to transform every meal - breakfast, lunch, and dinner - from ordinary to extraordinary. With over fifteen hundred entries - 'What to drink with what you eat' is based on the collective wisdom of experts at dozens of America's best restaurants, including Alinea, Babbo, Bern's, Blue Hill, Chanterelle, Daniel, Emeril's, French Laundry, Frontera Grill, Inn at Little Washington, Jean Georges, Masa's, The Modern, Per Se, Rubicon, Tru, and Valentino. You'll find recommendations for stocking your cellar and kitchen with must-have beverages, from wines to waters. You'll also learn what to drink with everything from French toast to Chinese food, and what to eat with everything from Pinot Noir to green tea, to create mouthwatering matches. Follow the authors' three simple 'Rules to Remember' when making a match - or just dive into the wide-ranging listings in chapters 5 and 6. It distills history, geography, science, expert technique, and original insight to create a reference.