Ready to escape "vanilla" ho-hum recipes, embrace your culinary creativity, and taste something new? Yeah, we thought so. Pick up this cookbook--your ticket to a world of flavor.
Infusing Flavors features recipes to infuse mind-blowing flavors into teas, tisanes, bitters, liqueurs, aguas frescas, waters, vinegars, oils, gastriques, shrubs, ice creams, soft drinks, and more. Each section in the book is packed with unique recipes. You'll learn which herbs, fruits, flowers, vegetables, and even seeds can be prepared and infused into all-natural food and drink recipes. With its emphasis on flavor infusions that stretch beyond your standard cocktail bitters, this book is a special treat for any food lover.
Here's a taste of some of the ingredients you'll use in Infusing Flavors:
Herbs and flowers - chamomile, lavender, lemongrass, rosemary, mint, sage, thyme, lemon verbena, ginger, basil
Fruits - cherry, peach, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, citrus (lemons and oranges), watermelon
Veggies, berries, and roots - celery, fennel, dandelion
The blending and infusing chapter, plus the diverse recipe sections of the cookbook, promise to keep readers enthralled and learning something they never guessed about these wide-ranging ingredients for flavor infusion. The book includes information about the following:
Peel-to-stem is the new nose-to-tail: introduction to the movement Blending Infusing Storing Experimenting with flavors Health benefits (including tips on growing your own fresh herbs)
Teas and tisanes - herbal and fruit; iced and hot
Honeys, sugars, and simple syrups
Extracts and bitters - from baker to bartender
Shrubs, switchels, and kombuchas
Soft drinks and infused waters (sodas, beer, and "ade")
Flavored oils - the chef's secret
Vinegars and gastriques
Desserts and sweets
|Publisher:||Cool Springs Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Erin Coopey calls herself a "glorified home chef" even though she has training as a culinary professional and was selected to be a judge for the 2016 Edible Communities EDDY Awards. Cooking is her passion, and she loves the way food brings people together.
Coopey's philosophy is that good cooks must possess a generous spirit. She also believes that cooking should be fun! This philosophy is reflected through Coopey's books, blogs, and classes. If you're in Seattle, you can join her for a cooking class. Otherwise, check out The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook and her blog, The Glorified HomeChef:www.glorifiedhomechef.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I can’t wait to experiment. This cookbook has an amazing assortment of recipes. The sections on bitters and soft drinks are really fun. My friends and I enjoy buying (and drinking) locally made spirits. These recipes are an excellent addition to our cocktails. The ginger ale recipe is one of my favorites. A pinch of cayenne adds a nice twist. The cookbook also has an interesting section on desserts. The infusions for sorbet, ice cream, etc. are really good. Also, I love the recipe for the Lemongrass-Infused Coconut Milk for Popsicles. The Shrubs and Kombuchas section is fun, too. I can't wait to try the basic kombucha and the Haymaker's Punch. You can tell the author of this cookbook has a passion for teaching. The recipes are easy to follow and “Erin’s Tips” are very helpful. I feel like the author is speaking to me when I make each recipe. I highly recommend this cookbook. It is a great addition to any kitchen.
Having one of Erin’s cookbooks in my kitchen is liking having Erin herself by my side. I love her style of writing – warm, witty and personable. She makes learning new recipes fun! The recipes have great side bars of fascinating information and Erin’s Tips are the best. I enjoy knowing the how’s and why’s of why a recipe works and the history behind it. The way Erin delivers this knowledge helps any cook be fearless in the kitchen and experimenting with tastes. She gives you a sound foundation on which to build on. And her recipes are amazing and very user friendly as well as being creative and tasty. In addition to so many wonderful recipes the photograph is exceptional. Her cook book is one of my favorites to display in my kitchen in my cook book holder. I rotate different photos weekly. Not only beautiful to look at but they inspire me to keep trying these recipes. My favorite recipe so far is the Pineapple Shrub. My family and friends can look forward to many varieties of Infusions for birthday and holiday gifts along with a copy of the book. Cathy in Seattle