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Aroma: The Magic of Essential Oils in Foods and Fragrance Hardcover – Bargain Price, June 1, 2004
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The food recipes are well within the skill level of the average cook. Some of the ingredients are a bit exotic and might be hard to find for some readers (e.g. shiso and saffron absolute- I finally found the saffron absolute at Liberty Natural). Otherwise most of the ingredients are readily available at your basic supermarket. The essences themselves can be ordered at a number of sites on the internet.
Chef Patterson's recipes are creative and provacative combinations that "go outside the box". Seared Scallops With Tarragon Sabayon combines tarragon essential oil with a sabayon sauce normally associated with desserts, but modified here to work in a savory dish. Wild Salmon With Marinated Cucumbers utilizes a cucumber hydrosol in the vinaigrette and the unusual technique of slow-cooking the salmon so that it is completely cooked through yet moist and delicate.
The "In the Everyday Kitchen" vignettes in each chapter offer quick and simple suggestions for using the essences in food. For example, "Mix a little lime essential oil with lime juice, simple syrup...and sparkling mineral water..." The lime EO adds a kick to the drink that it wouldn't have with lime juice alone.
Ms. Aftel's fragrances and body care recipes are glorious and most are relatively simple to do.Read more ›
100% Pure Essential Oil Geranium 0.5 oz Liquid
Lavender 100% Pure Essential Oil - 10 ml
Litsea Cubeba (10 ml)
Neroli 100% Pure Essential Oil 5ml
Aura Cacia - Myrrh Essential Oil, .5 oz liquid
Yes many of these recipes require gourmet ingredients like the following:
Crème Fraiche (or you can make some with buttermilk and cream)
Urbani White Truffle Infused Oil, 60-ml Bottles (Pack of 2)
Gelatin Sheets - Silver Label - by ChefShop (as opposed to the easier to find packets)
Some of the unique projects in this book include two recipes for scented bookmarks.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great (and logical) assertion, but the essential oils are not readily available in Phoenix (a very large city). Read morePublished on December 1, 2013 by M. McDonald
This amazing book shows you how to maximize taste by utilizing aroma, and introduces you to things that provide the aroma. Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by Lawrence Maturo
For beginning perfumers, this book offers a wealth of information that is oriented towards the usage of essential oils/absolutes/concretes while avoiding synthetic scents that are... Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by 12 sunyata
The review on line did not show any of the recipes in full and every one of them had ingredients that I never even heard of or don't know where I would even purchase! Read morePublished on January 23, 2012 by Bonnie
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having spent a few years using essential oils therapeutically and understanding their power and value in the medicine cabinet, it is a thrill to see them put to use so deliciously... Read morePublished on August 6, 2009 by J. Godec