The types of food I serve in the summer are different from those I make for fall or winter entertaining. I seldom use the oven, as it heats up the house too much, except to bake desserts. No-bake pie crust? No thanks. I make quick, easy to prepare appetizers and salads. And of course, all types of meat, vegetables and fruit are grilled on the barbecue. But, I drink the same wines year-round and realize what I drink is not the best match for the food served. I've been following various wine columns, especially for new Vintages releases. But what to do when the local LCBO stores have run out of the new release after one week and you're unwilling to drive to New Liskeard to stock up? Why, you visit the library, of course.
Lesley Provost is a sommelier and wine consultant. Certified by both the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (on whose board she also serves) and the Court of Master Sommeliers, she holds a Level 4 Diploma from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.
So Lesley knows her stuff! Lesley will be sharing her knowledge with tips and recommendations for hot weather drinking, I mean summer-time entertaining at North York Central Library on Wednesday July 16, 12:10-12:50 p.m. Bring your lunch and join us.
In the meantime, for warm weather food ideas, take a look at the following titles:
|The no-cook, no-bake cookbook : 101 delicious recipes for when it's too hot to cook||Everyday grilling : 50 recipes from appetizers to desserts||Cooking from the farmers' market|
To read up on wines, check these out:
|Grapes & wines: a comprehensive guide to varieties and flavours by Oz Clarke||The 500 best-value wines in the LCBO 2014 by Roderick Phillips||The one minute wine master: discover 10 wines you'll like in 60 seconds or less by Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan|