The Flavour Thesaurus

The Flavour Thesaurus

Food & Drink, General Cookery & Recipes, Home & Garden , Non-Fiction
Hardback Published on: 21/06/2010
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The Flavour Thesaurus
Beautiful On the Outside and the Inside
A stunning book written by a woman with a fierce palate. Warning: do not tell your dentist you've made the coconut, caramel, cherry and chocolate bars!
Amy Pirt at Thanet
The Flavour Thesaurus
The Flavour Thesaurus
It's probably fair to day that if your palate is a sharply-tuned thing, alert to the subtleties of food combinations you'll get a lot out of Niki Segnit's ... READ MORE
Stuart
The Flavour Thesaurus
A great gift for culinary mavericks
This book is a pure joy from cover to cover, entertaining, informative and funny. I really love a traditional cookery book but I'm rubbish at following rul... READ MORE
Wendy@Carlisle
The Flavour Thesaurus
Flavour Thesaurus
As well as the obvious (pork + apple, beef + horseradish), there's also lots of combinations here which you would never have thought of (well I certainly w... READ MORE
Richard Keay
The Flavour Thesaurus
A very useful reference book for every cook
As a Waterstones bookseller I can remember this first coming out and not attracting much attention. However over the years it has become a staple of the se... READ MORE
Tracey McHardy

Synopsis

Ever wondered why one flavour works with another? Or lacked inspiration for what to do with a bundle of beetroot? The Flavour Thesaurus is the first book to examine what goes with what, pair by pair.

The book is divided into flavour themes including Meaty, Cheesy, Woodland and Floral Fruity. Within these sections it follows the form of Roget's Thesaurus, listing 99 popular ingredients alphabetically, and for each one suggesting flavour matchings that range from the classic to the bizarre.

You can expect to find traditional pairings such as pork & apple, lamb & apricot, and cucumber & dill; contemporary favourites like chocolate & chilli, and goat's cheese & beetroot; and interesting but unlikely-sounding couples including black pudding & chocolate, lemon & beef, blueberry & mushroom, and watermelon & oyster.

There are nearly a thousand entries in all, with 200 recipes and suggestions embedded in the text. Beautifully packaged, The Flavour Thesaurus is not only a highly useful, and covetable, reference book for cooking - it might keep you up at night reading.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9780747599777
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 527g
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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The Flavour Thesaurus
The Flavour Thesaurus
Paladin
The Flavour Thesaurus
A Great Book For Any Cook's Collection
This book is a lovely mix of musings, recollections and recipes from Niki Segnit and makes really interesting reading (yes, I have read this from cover to ... READ MORE
Dagger
The Flavour Thesaurus
really great book
I have been really pleased with the book, it is such a useful and novel addition to my standard recipe books and has given me confidence and inspiration to... READ MORE
Lassie
The Flavour Thesaurus
Brilliant for inspiration!
Having spent 6 years in the wine trade I think I have a fairly good palate and a reasonable understanding of flavours but when it comes to cooking I wouldn... READ MORE
Rumbaroo
The Flavour Thesaurus
The Flavour Thesaurus
Paladin