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