About the Book
(Book is in Dutch!) This book introduces and shows the first part of my year-long course at the Academy for Gastronomy in Hoog Soeren (near Apeldoorn, Netherlands). The course is a turbo introduction for cuisiniers, hosts and sommeliers into the art of wine-food combinations and why some fit well together and others don't. The course covers basic cooking techniques and some classic dishes. It introduces you to wine-making, growing and picking grapes, and elaborate vinification techniques that nearly border on pure Chemistry. It also covers all major wine counties, but France in particular. Finally, it teaches about being a good host and entertaining guests at the table.