The Flavor Thesaurus: A Compendium of Pairings, Recipes and Ideas for the Creative Cook

The Flavor Thesaurus: A Compendium of Pairings, Recipes and Ideas for the Creative Cook

by Niki Segnit
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The Flavor Thesaurus: A Compendium of Pairings, Recipes and Ideas for the Creative Cook by Niki Segnit

In this lively and exceptionally enjoyable book, career flavor scientist Niki Segnit uncovers the essential flavors of food, and organizes them into 160 basic ingredients. In this concise way, she articulates every flavor imaginable, whether it's a "grassy" food like dill, cucumber, or peas, or a "floral fruity" one like figs, roses, or blueberries. And then she considers every conceivable combination of these ingredients.
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 flavor pairings. The result is a reminder that there are almost infinite possibilities in an everyday kitchen, whether it means spinning celery and dill into a savory broth, orange and carrots into a crisp salad, or cabbage and sage into an elegant cream sauce. This book is also full of quirky observations, practical information (hundreds of recipes are embedded in the narrative) and more than a few good jokes.
Beautifully packaged, The Flavor Thesaurus is not only a highly useful, and covetable, reference book that will immeasurably improve your cooking-it's the sort of book that might keep you up at night reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608193134
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 540,631
File size: 986 KB

About the Author

Niki Segnit has spent twenty years working with global companies such as Unilever, KP, Lindt, Diageo, Coca-Cola and Cadbury developing new brands, new products and new flavours. She has travelled all over the world in pursuit of interesting things to eat, and at home has been known to cook nothing but the cuisine of a single country for a month. She is married to an omnivore and lives in London's West End.
Niki Segnit was inspired to write The Flavour Thesaurus when she noticed how dependent she was on recipes. Her background is in marketing, specialising in food and drink, and she has worked with many famous brands of confectionery, snacks, baby foods, condiments, dairy products, hard liquors and soft drinks. She is a writes a column for The Times and lives in central London with her husband.

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Interesting, tasty and brilliant culinary ideas :)