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Cork and Knife by Emily and Matt Clifton [©Page Street Publishing Co.]


If used correctly, alcohol can add incredible depth to an array of dishes. With the resurgence in craft beer, local wine and small batch liquor, there's easy access to incredients to take your dishes to the next level.

Emily and Matt, founders of the food blog Nerds with Knives, go beyond wine and beer and introduce rich flavor profiles with sake, vodka, gin, sherry, brandy, whiskey, bourbon and rum.

Their their no-nonsense approach to cooking is down to earth and refreshingly candid, making the creation of dishes like Pork Tenderloin with Mustard and Whiskey, and Chicken Liver Pate with Brandy and Thyme easily achievable.

Other recipes include Pinot Noir Caramel, where the pinot adds a sophisticated and slightly tart edge to the sweetness of the caramel; Chicken Roasted with Sake, Scallions and Ginger, where the sake not only adds a mild floral note, but also helps to tenderize the meat.

With the Wild Mushroom Crostini with Sherry and Ricotto, Emily and Matt stress it's a match made in heaven, where the nutty notes in a good dry sherry bring out the earthiness you find in wild mushrooms.

Includes 75 recipes and 75 full-colour photographs.

Author Information

Emily and Matt Clifton are the founders of Nerds with Knives. They are contributors to Serious Eats and have written articles for Valley Table. They have a combined social media following of 20K and receive nearly 100K blog views per month. Emily and Matt live in Beacon, New York.

Cork and Knife by Emily and Matt Clifton is published by Page Street Publishing (Aug 2019; USA; pb; 192pp; RRP A$29.99) and distributed in Australia by Pan Macmillan. It will be available from all good bookshops from early August.

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