[[[The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the wisdom of America 's most imaginative chefs]]]
Winner of the 2009 James Beard Book Award for Best Book: Reference and Scholarship
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The Flavor Bible is a well written and highly detailed book that leads the reader down a road to understanding flavor from somewhere between an artistic viewpoint and a magical experience.
The authors spend an extensive amount of time developing the readers understanding of what flavor really is. Much less time is spent on the clinical side of "cooking something." The latter part of the book is an exhaustive listing of flavor combinations by food, spice/herb, cuisine and more. Not just a few here and there, but numerous listings from multiple cuisines and culinary practices. If you have an ingredient, look it up, you'll find a tremendous wealth of information on ways to bring out its best flavors. All-in-all, this book should be on the shelves of every foodie right next to your most inspired cookbooks.
As Chefs, my husband and I find this book to be an invaluable resource in our cooking library. We have had it for a few months and still refer to it on a daily basis. I use it at work to help create specials and as a learning tool for exotic ingredients and flavor pairings. I also use it often at home, both in making regular meals, and for my hobby- hot water bath canning and preserving.
I recommend this book as a necessary tool for any food enthusiast who enjoys learning and letting the creative juices flow!
This is a great book for anyone, whether you're a mom or a seasoned cook, this book is a must for anyone who enjoys the art of flavorful cooking! you will learn many things you may not have known about what flavors go best with what and how to beautifully pair foods.
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