"Karen Page, along with her husband Andrew Dornenburg, has written some of the most important books on food and cooking."
--Evan Kleiman, host of "Good Food" on KCRW, Southern California's flagship NPR affiliate
"The definitive food writing duo....Perhaps the most influential and important of all food writers working today."
--Jennifer English, James Beard Award-winning radio host, KLAV Radio
"I think THE FLAVOR BIBLE should be in every kitchen today....A perfect book....Beautifully written...I take my hat off."
--Chef Michel Roux, of the first Michelin three-star restaurant in Britain
Author KAREN PAGE and photographer ANDREW DORNENBURG's latest collaboration is KITCHEN CREATIVITY (Little, Brown; Oct. '17), which picks up on its study of culinary creativity where the duo's groundbreaking books CULINARY ARTISTRY (1996) and THE FLAVOR BIBLE (2008) left off. The book has been described as a "groundbreaking exploration of culinary genius" that reveals "the surprising strategies great chefs use to do what they do best" and "a paradigm-shifting guide to inventive cooking (without recipes!) that will inspire you to think, improvise, and cook like the world's best chefs."
Dornenburg photographed and Page wrote THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE (Little, Brown; 2014), which the Los Angeles Times named one of the top five best-reviewed cookbooks of the year, based on a study of 300+ media conducted by EatYourBooks.com. Other media citing it as one of the year's best cookbooks included Bloomberg, the Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Foodista.com, Food & Wine, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, The Globe & Mail, Houston Chronicle, KCRW's "Good Food," Miami Herald, Philadelphia Daily News, Tablehopper.com, Washington Post, and WBEZ's "Chewing the Fat." It was recognized as the year's Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the United States at the 2015 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
The couple co-authored THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE (Little, Brown; Nov. '11), which was honored in March 2012 at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris as "Best in the World" in its category and in April 2012 as a Nautilus Book Award winner. It was also one of only 16 books published in 2011 to be named a Finalist for both the 2012 James Beard Book Award and the 2012 IACP Book Award. It was named the "#1 Wine Book of 2011" based on 195 year-end "Best of" lists (including those of the Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, Vancouver Sun, and the Wall Street Journal) compiled by the website EatYourBooks.
Page and Dornenburg's groundbreaking 2008 book THE FLAVOR BIBLE has been cited as one of the best cookbooks of the past 100 years. Winner of both the 2009 James Beard Book Award for Best Book: Reference and Scholarship and the 2010 Nautilus Book Award, it was featured on both "Today" and "Good Morning America" as one of the year's best cookbooks, as well as in an eight-page feature in Oprah Winfrey's O magazine. In 2011, THE FLAVOR BIBLE was named by Forbes columnist Alex Munipov as one of the "10 Best Cookbooks in the World" of the past century. In 2012, Cooking Light magazine named THE FLAVOR BIBLE to its list of "The Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years," and in 2013, Powell's Books named it one of the "20 Best All-Around Cookbooks." eCookbooks.com named it "One of the most important cookbooks of the past 30 years: 1980-2010," and Amazon.com's cookbook editor named it "One of the best Cookbooks of the Decade: 2000-2009."
Their book WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT was named the 2007 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) "Cookbook of the Year" and Georges Duboeuf "Wine Book of the Year" as well as winner of a Gourmand World Cookbook Award. An iPhone app based on the book is available on iTunes.
Page and Dornenburg's other titles, which have cumulatively sold hundreds of thousands of copies, include BECOMING A CHEF, winner of the 1996 James Beard Book Award for Best Writing on Food; CULINARY ARTISTRY, a favorite of professional chefs and serious home cooks globally and the first known reference on flavor compatibility; DINING OUT, a 1999 Finalist for both the IACP and James Beard Awards and a winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award; CHEF'S NIGHT OUT, named the year's #1 book on FabulousFoods.com; and THE NEW AMERICAN CHEF, a 2004 IACP Cookbook Award Finalist.
The married couple, whose website is KarenAndAndrew.com, lives in New York City, and posts on Twitter @KarenAndAndrew, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KarenAndAndrew, and on Instagram @theflavorbible.