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Sunday, January 31, 2021

* FOOD BOOK OF THE MONTH! : A Field Guide to Cheese (T Sicard, Artisan)

A FIELD GUIDE TO CHEESE; how to select, enjoy, and pair the world's best cheeses (Artisan, 2018, 2020, 272 pages, $37.95 hardbound) is by Tristan Sicard. It was originally published in French by Hachette in 2018; this is the English translation for the North American market. Over half of the book is devoted to the listing of cheeses. This is arranged by style: fresh cheeses, whey cheeses, soft with different rinds, pressed cheeses, blues, stringy, runny and flavoured cheeses. The rest is for how cheese is made, where to find cheeses, and how to taste cheese, aroma wheels, alcohol pairings, different cheese platter services for 3 or 5 or 7 cheeses, and how to wrap cheese for storage. Excellent reference tool with international coverage (not all cheese is French-based), Quality/Price Rating: 93

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