What better way to master the art of beer and food pairing than by tasting? Chef and beer sommelier Tonia Wilson explains the interactions of aroma, flavour and texture along with fundamental basics on brewing and evaluating beer. The book includes seasonal recipe pairings for 35 different beer styles with explanations on why they work. Beer at My Table is a beautiful cookbook which encourages a love of beer and recognizes its place at the table.
onia’s love of food began while studying in France’s Loire Valley. A year of exquisite French cuisine inspired her to enrol in the Culinary Arts; after an impressive period at some well-regarded restaurants she was offered the position of Head Chef at the Canadian Embassy in Rome. A spontaneous departure lead to four years of incredible culinary memories, one being a gala dinner for the Queen of England. Much time was also spent visiting Europe’s famous wine regions; a great supplement to her studies towards certification with the Italian Sommelier Guild.
Tonia held the same position a few years later, this time in the land of beer, Belgium. Here she gained a passionate interest for beer and brewing. Her desire to know more about the complex beverage lead her to a more structured form of learning and she has since been certified as a Prud’homme® Beer Sommelier. Tonia currently writes for the LCBO’s Food & Drink and VIVA magazine, she regularly speaks and leads tastings for both private and corporate groups. She has been seen on the Food Network, CBC and City TV, as well as the Gambero Rosso Network in Italy. She keeps her pots on the fire with private and corporate catering, and of course making dinner for her husband and two children.