The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs
The Flavor Bible The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs Author:Karen Page, Andrew Dornenburg Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe--it's knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs' combined experience in top restaurants across the country, Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg present the definitive guide to creating "deliciousness" in any dish. Thousands of ing... more »redient entries, organized alphabetically and cross-referenced, provide a treasure trove of spectacular flavor combinations. Readers will learn to work more intuitively and effectively with ingredients; experiment with temperature and texture; excite the nose and palate with herbs, spices, and other seasonings; and balance the sensual, emotional, and spiritual elements of an extraordinary meal.
Seasoned with tips, anecdotes, and signature dishes from America's most imaginative chefs, THE FLAVOR BIBLEis an essential reference for every kitchen.« less
I'm not an instinctive or imaginative cook, and although, I've been cooking for more than 30 years, I think that I've gotten a lot better over the last five or so years. I'm cooking more often, experimenting more and taking more risks. This is a perfect book for me, though one that is not read over a day, a week or a year. It will keep me company in the kitchen as I continue my cooking adventures and become a more self assured cook. Very highly recommend.
Ruth (NewRuth) reviewed The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs on
The more I use this book, the more I love it. Who knew lists of flavors that go with various ingredients would be so much fun?
This book helps me make leftovers not so leftover feeling. What flavors go with those leftover beets? Orange & tarragon? OK, "new" beet dish. It helps me figure out how to use that cabbage that looked so good in the store but I didn't have a recipe in mind for. I just matched a few flavors from the lists.
If you want some direction in inventing your own recipes, this book will help.