Flavor Exposed: 100 Global Recipes from Sweet to Salty, Earthy to Spicy

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Acclaimed chef Angelo Sosa is obsessed with flavors. He was seduced by spices, herbs and ingredients while traveling through Asia. He fantasizes about how coriander will pair with lemongrass. The smells of cumin and cilantro transport him back to his Aunt Carmen’s kitchen in Queens and the taste of salt reminds him of a certain “Judges’ Table” on “Top Chef.” Combining his years as a chef with his innate understanding of how thoughtful food can change our lives, Angelo is uniquely able to reach out and inspire ...

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Overview

Acclaimed chef Angelo Sosa is obsessed with flavors. He was seduced by spices, herbs and ingredients while traveling through Asia. He fantasizes about how coriander will pair with lemongrass. The smells of cumin and cilantro transport him back to his Aunt Carmen’s kitchen in Queens and the taste of salt reminds him of a certain “Judges’ Table” on “Top Chef.” Combining his years as a chef with his innate understanding of how thoughtful food can change our lives, Angelo is uniquely able to reach out and inspire virtually anyone. In FLAVOR EXPOSED, he not only aims to teach the reader to identify and cook with nine flavor profiles, but he explains the concept behind a “flavor trinity”—the base of each of his recipes. His stories of life as a “Top Chef” contestant, in the kitchens of four-star restaurants, and as a culinary student desperate to surpass all expectations, will also enchant everyone interested in what it takes to become a chef of his caliber. And Angelo’s recipes—simple, innovative, and unbelievably accessible to the home cook—will amaze with their myriad of flavors and exotic influences. Who else could conceive of a Sweet Tomato Soup with Curried Whipped Cream? A dish that immediately sparks childhood memories, yet is also layered with such sophistication as to make it simultaneously familiar and unexpected. Whether it’s his elegant Soy-Steeped Chicken with Tea Leaves, his signature Saigon Burger with Ginger Glaze and Thai Basil Mayo, or his utterly delightful Sunny Side-Up Egg with Chinese Sausage and “Takeout” Fried Rice, Angelo’s recipes will tantalize the taste buds of anyone who likes to cook (or eat for that matter). From the millions of fans who rooted for him on “Top Chef,” to the diehard foodies who have long coveted his secrets to creating some of the most interesting and arousing food being made today, FLAVOR EXPOSED will undoubtedly fill the need.

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Top Chef fans will remember Sosa as the Season 7 runner-up with superstar mentors (Jean-Georges Vongerichten writes the foreword and Alain Ducasse contributes a blurb) and a sophisticated Asian cuisine. With food writer and stylist Lenzer, Sosa groups his debut into nine flavor profiles: "Sweet," "Smoky," "Salty," "Umami," etc. His recipes (e.g., Cured Watermelon Crudo, Crispy Spring Roll, Fiery Korean Satays) aren't just for marveling over; most home cooks can make them. Though the tirelessly optimistic and sentimental writing approaches maudlin, it provides insight on Sosa's background and philosophy. VERDICT Sosa's talent is obvious. Even without its reality TV celebrity, this beautiful book would be worth acquiring.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906868666
  • Publisher: Kyle Books
  • Publication date: 5/24/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 960,222
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Angelo Sosa

Angelo Sosa is a fascinating blend of the classical and the modern. Having worked with culinary visionaries Alain Ducasse and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, his personal sensibility for food combines the elegance and sophistication of his rigorous training along with his passion for global flavors and more contemporary preparations. Known to many for his compelling role on Bravo's acclaimed "Top Chef," Angelo is currently Executive Chef at Social Eatz and Añejo Tequileria in New York City, and partners on other projects through his consulting group.

www.angelososa.com
www.socialeatz.com
www.anejonyc.com

Chef-testant on Bravo's Top Chef Season 7 and Season 8 (All Stars)
www.bravotv.com/top-chef/bio/angelo-sosa

Suzanne Lenzer is a food writer and stylist. She collaborated with Anne Burrell on her recent New York Times' bestseller, Cook Like a Rock Star, and previously worked closely with cookbook author and New York Times columnist Mark Bittman.

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    Highly recommend

    From simple to complex recipes, and from the "Wow that looks good" to "I have never thought of that combination", I love this book. I like spicy food, and spices in general, and this book opened up a whole new arena for me to try. I love cookbooks and this is the best I have. I bought my book at signing in NYC and Angelo was as genuine as they get. Get this book, you won't be disappointed.

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