New Book From Cengage Learning Reveals the Best Food and Wine Pairings from a Certified Master Chef and Master of Wine

Authors Ken Arnone and Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan join up to expose secrets, bust myths and create delicious food and wine pairings

Clifton Park, NY – August 1, 2012 – Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, today announced the publication of Pairing with the Masters: A Definitive Guide to Food & Wine Pairing, a new title to help readers discover how to create the perfect food and wine pairings.

For the first time, the food and wine industry’s top international experts – Certified Master Chef Ken Arnone and Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan – have joined forces to create the new Pairing with the Masters. Advancing the topic of food and wine pairings in a way that no other book has, the authors make the information easily approachable and applicable to real life.  To create Pairing with the Masters, the authors taste tested more than 600 food and wine combinations to arrive at the perfect compilation of recipes and wine pairings to include in the book. Recipes range from simple to complex and can speak to food and wine enthusiasts, culinary students, sommeliers and professional chefs alike.

Co-Authors Ken Arnone and Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan have achieved the highest accreditations, honors and titles of the global food and wine industry. As Olympians of the wine and culinary worlds, they are among fewer than 300 people, respectively, in the world to have ever received these internationally acclaimed titles.

“Ken and I are excited to share our knowledge with the world,” said Co-Author Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, Master of Wine. “In this book, one of our goals was to expose food and wine pairing’s dirty little secret – great pairings don’t have to be expensive! Over 70 percent of the wines in this book are under $25 and are very attainable for all readers. We also reveal specific tips and tricks on how to make certain dishes more wine-friendly and how to choose a wine that is more food-friendly.”

“Even the most famous chefs and experts know that the best dishes can be sabotaged by the wrong wine pairing, but the right pairing can create magic,” said Co-Author Ken Arnone, Certified Master Chef. “What makes this book so unique is the unmatched recipe and pairing angles, the explanations of what to expect on your palate and why. We took great care to explain why some pairings won’t work so that we can help readers to avoid common or surprising pitfalls.”

For more information on Pairing With the Masters: A Definitive Guide to Food & Wine Pairing, please visit or to schedule an interview with Master Chef, Ken Arnone and/or Master of Wine, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, please contact Lauren Eddy at 203-965-8609 or [email protected].



About the Authors

Ken Arnone, Certified Master Chef – Certified Master Chef, Ken Arnone, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with honors. He has traveled the country, exploring the cuisine of many regions and now consults for many prominent restaurant groups and international hospitality organizations, including Colavita, Darden Restaurant Group and Marriott International.  Prior to this, Chef Arnone was a professor at the Culinary Institute of America, before going on to run one of the school’s most successful restaurants – Caterina de’ Medici. Chef Arnone became a Certified Master Chef in 2003, one of only 65 in the country. In 2009 he joined the ranks of World Association of Chefs Societies Global Master Chef.  Chef Arnone currently resides in Poughkeepsie, New York.   

Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, Master of Wine – Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, Master of Wine (MW), is quickly rising as one of media’s best featured “go to” experts on wine and spirits. She has trained thousands in the industry, judges in international wine and spirits competitions and is a frequent guest on national television and featured in world class publications. Jennifer is the fourth woman among 31 people in the United States to ever attain the international MW title, the highest wine title in the world. She was also honored with an international tasting trophy for her palate in 2008 and holds an additional 5 leading industry certifications.  Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan is currently located in midtown Manhattan.

About Delmar and Cengage Learning
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