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The Flavor Thesaurus: A Compendium of Pairings, Recipes and Ideas for the Creative Cook Hardcover – May 1, 2012
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“The cure for dinner ennui...a cheekily erudite, endlessly fascinating master list of flavor pairings both familiar and surprising...the entries get you dreaming of both exotic feasts and after-work comfort foods.” ―Whole Living
“An imaginative but practical matchmaker, [Segnit] has a gift for pairing sometimes lackluster ingredients in a way that brings out the best in them and makes them more appealing as a couple than they ever were as loners... She shares an eloquent vocabulary with us in this delicious book.” ―Wall Street Journal
"It has intrigued, inspired, amused and occasionally infuriated me all year, and will for years to come." - Observer, Best Books of the Year
“For new cooks and old hands in the kitchen, this book is a must-have and a must-read. Not only are the flavor combinations and recipes offered useful, but Niki Segnit's descriptions of each and every one are delightful to read. It's a combination between a bedtime read and a kitchen companion.” ―GOOP
“With utmost respect for classic pairings, Segnit boldly considers the chemistry and harmony of flavor and, ventures into unusual combinations for a perfect reference for the aspiring foodie.” ―Chicago Tribune
“The smartest, most original compendium I've come across in donkey's years. It's not a formulaic collection of recipes with variations but a rich and witty and erudite collection of suggestions for arranged marriages of the very best kind: food on food...it's the kitchen equivalent of Match.com.” ―Epicurious
About the Author
Niki Segnit's background is in marketing, specializing in food and drink, and she has worked with many famous brands of candy, snacks, baby foods, condiments, dairy products, hard liquors, and soft drinks. She lives in central London with her husband.
- Publisher : Bloomsbury USA; Revised edition (May 1, 2012)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 160819874X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1608198740
- Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.69 x 1.24 x 8.35 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #26,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By adamcgr on July 24, 2020
Well the Flavor Thesaurus is a great resource. It's not really a recipe book. There are some vague outlines but it gives a series of combinations. Combinations such as chocolate and bacon (I kid you not page 17) or orange and rhubarb, or chicken and mushroom. There's a whole bookful. Some ideas you might know, some might repulse but as a goad for innovation in the kitchen it is delightful. The book is organised into complimentary pairs gathered into chapters named Roasted, meaty, cheesy, etc.
It is a book that can sit on a coffee table as an conversation starter or a book to change your life in the kitchen.
This is now my go to gift friends/family who are passionate cooks.
Their number of 'experimental dishes' seems to have increased dramatically since giving them this book, and I am certain they are making good use out of it!!
I even hope to purchase it for myself in the near future!!