The Flavor Thesaurus: A Compendium Of Pairings, Recipes And Ideas For The Creative Cook
ISBN: 1596916044
EAN13: 9781596916043
Language: English
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 1.5" H x 8.3" L x 5.8" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
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A perfect reference for the aspiring foodie. -Chicago Tribune

Winner of the Andr Simon Award * Observer Best Books of the Year * Guild of Food Writers Best First Book Award

A complete guide to the 99 most essential ingredients and their numerous flavor combinations, offering inspiration for the cook who has everything.

Whether a flavor is defined by a grassy ingredient like dill, cucumber, or peas, or a floral fruity food like figs, roses, or blueberries, flavors can be combined in wildly imaginative ways. In this lively and original book, Niki Segnit identifies the 99 fundamental ingredients of food and examines what goes with what--revealing for the first time just how infinite are the possibilities in an everyday kitchen.

Segnit has scoured thousands of recipes in countless recipe books, talked to dozens of food technologists and chefs, and visited hundreds of restaurants--all in her quest to uncover the planet's essential pairings. Moving from Meaty to Cheesy, Earthy to Mustardy, and more, Segnit celebrates traditional pairings such as pork and apple and cucumber and dill; points us toward contemporary favorites like goat cheese and beet; and introduces us to unlikely but delicious matchings such as blueberry and mushroom. With nearly a thousand entries and 200 recipes, The Flavor Thesaurus is not only a highly useful and covetable reference book, but the sort of book that will keep you reading, laughing, and cooking for years to come.

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   Good resource
I am not quite sure how I will use this book - I think it is designed for cooks who are more creative than I am. But if I want to know something original and want to know how flavors work together, this is a wonderful resource. It covers just about every imaginable flavor combination or at least ones that have been proven.
   For creative food pairings
The author takes an unusual approach to cooking, rather than listing recipes. She groups different meats, vegetables, herbs, and spices by flavor groups and discusses what items would taste best with what other items. It is a handy guide for someone who likes to invent her own dishes.
   All about food combinations, with humor
This book combines information about every combination of the foods that have been chosen in surprising ways, and does this with a flourish and some short recipes. It is easy to pick up for moments between bigger tasks.
   Stop being chained to recipes
Perfect for anyone who wants to really explore flavors and start with new combinations. If you're someone who can not leave the safety of rigid recipes of other people, this book is not for you. But if you feel creative and want to try your own new flavor combinations, this guide is the place to start.
   What it says! Cool thesaurus, NOT A COOKBOOK
I am the dumb one who was sold completely by this cover. I thought it was going to be a cookbook or at least have some kind of colorful exposé of food - NOPE. It is a small, straightforward thesaurus of flavor, so it is aptly titled! It should have taken it at its word just! Definitely something I would see at B&N with a $7 sticker on it. Meh's followers are also very important.
   An Unexpectedly Valuable Little Tome
However, after living with the book for some time, I am convinced that this is a truly broad way to deal with an impossibly great theme. While scientific conclusions are occasionally provided, the Flavor Thesaurus looks subjectively through the author's eyes at the world of food. And of course, it does. There is little to say about food that is not subjective. The magic part is that the reader begins to discover new connections and make new ideas based on their own experience with food through endless suggestions and recommendations. This is now my go-to - gift friendsfamily who are passionate cooks.
   A source of inspiration for all cooks
Are you ever stuck in the kitchen for ideas? I cook fairly often and have a repertoire of dishes that I know well. After a while, it gets a bit tiresome recycling the same things and then I look for inspiration. Does the ingredient A really go with the ingredient B? Should I really do this... Well, Flavor Thesaurus is a great resource. It is not really a recipe book. There are some vague outlines, but it gives a series of combinations. Combinations such as chocolate and bacon or orange and rhubarb or chicken and mushroom. There is a whole bookful of Some ideas you might know, some might be revolting, but is delightful in the kitchen as a goad for innovation. It is a book that can sit as a conversation starter on a coffee table or as a book to change your life in the kitchen.
   Recipe assistant
These tow items share a chemical and go together. These don 't share any chemistry, but work this way. Some rough recipes, but not really a cook book, but an assistant to improve any recipe that needs just a little something.
   Good. Personally, I like the Flavor Bible more.
Good, but not near as good as the Flavor Bible. It was just redundant for me. A friend who does not have the Flavor Bible loves it. I advise you to choose one or the other.