The Flavor Bible

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Written by Andrew Dornenburg

Published by Little Brown and Company

Sep, 2008

392 pages



The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs 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 ingredient 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 Bible is an essential reference for every kitchen. Winner of the 2009 James Beard Book Award for Best Book: Reference and Scholarship

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Flavor = Taste + Mouthfeel + Aroma + “The X Factor”: Learning To Recognize The Language Of Food
Chapter 2 Great Cooking = Maximizing Flavor + Pleasure By Tapping Body + Heart + Mind + Spirit: Communicating Via The Language Of Food
Chapter 3 Flavor Matchmaking: The Charts


Title: The Flavor Bible
Author: Andrew Dornenburg
Language: English
Length: 392
Edition: 1
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: 2008-09-16
ISBN-10: 0316118400
ISBN-13: 9780316118408