“à table, whisky from glass to plate” by Martine Nouet – Scotch Whisky News

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“à table, whisky from glass to plate”

The essential whisky cook companion

“Both a practical guide and an appetising armchair read, authoritative yet friendly, à table is a delight, and I commend it to you whole-heartedly.”

Charles MacLean

This attractive new cook book takes an original slant on whisky as an accompaniment to good food. Martine Nouet is an authority on both whisky and French cuisine who has honed her many years of experience as a whisky presenter and cook. Inside these pages the reader will find 60 delicious recipes divided into three sections: Appetizers, main courses, and desserts/cheeses.

The introductory chapter is devoted to the principles involved in the pairing of food and whisky, and how best to achieve balance as well as harmony. Above every recipe is a sensory calendar that indicates the season of the year, the respective lightness or richness to the palate as well as the dominant colours of the food and whisky. John Paul’s exquisite recipe photographs grace each facing page and beneath is printed a profile of select whiskies sold in specialist shops that resonate with each pairing. Walker Shortbread Company has helped funding the photography.

All the recipes have been tried and tasted by gourmet palates. Each dish was prepared by Eric Obry, amazing chef of Le Petit Gourmand in Aberlour (Speyside). Further panache is added by a lovely foreword written by world-acclaimed whisky writer, Charles MacLean, who has incidental fame for his role in Ken Loach’s film: The Angel’s Share.

Mr. MacLean states Martine’s book is:

“Both a practical guide and an appetising armchair read, authoritative yet friendly. À table is a delight and I commend it to you whole-heartedly.”

No library is complete without Martine Nouet’s new cookbook as it is a true shelf companion to all who care about whisky and good cuisine.

Price – £19.99 or 24.99 Euros


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The author

French born, Martine Nouet, is an author and journalist who writes exclusively about food and spirits. Her love of Scottish Malt Whiskies brought her to the Isle of Islay on the west coast of Scotland and she has now made Islay her home. Martine has pioneered a new trend in the world of whisky: The sensory idea of pairing whiskies with a suitable food counterpart.

Martine has gained the esteem and recognition of whisky aficionados and the whole industry. In France she is known as “La Reine de l’Alambic – The Queen of the Still” and was bestowed the title of Master of The Quaich in April 2012; an honorific distinction awarded to very few by the whisky industry. In September 2015, she authored “Le guide Hachette des whiskies” for which she received the “Grand prix du Livre Spirits 2015″ award. She hosts food/whisky pairing events and dinners all over the world.

“à table, whisky from glass to plate”

Martine Nouet – April 2016 – 160 pages

richly illustrated, 60 recipes,

50 full page photographs,

published by Ailsa Press- Islay.

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