The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible
Author: Karen Page
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-10-14
ISBN 10: 0316244171
ISBN 13: 9780316244176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible Book Review:

Throughout time, people have chosen to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet for a variety of reasons, from ethics to economy to personal and planetary well-being. Experts now suggest a new reason for doing so: maximizing flavor -- which is too often masked by meat-based stocks or butter and cream. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is an essential guide to culinary creativity, based on insights from dozens of leading American chefs, representing such acclaimed restaurants as Crossroads and M.A.K.E. in Los Angeles; Candle 79, Dirt Candy, and Kajitsu in New York City, Green Zebra in Chicago, Greens and Millennium in San Francisco, Natural Selection and Portobello in Portland, Plum Bistro in Seattle, and Vedge in Philadelphia. Emphasizing plant-based whole foods including vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, the book provides an A-to-Z listing of hundreds of ingredients, from avßav? to zucchini blossoms, cross-referenced with the herbs, spices, and other seasonings that best enhance their flavor, resulting in thousands of recommended pairings. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is the ideal reference for the way millions of people cook and eat today -- vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike. This groundbreaking book will empower both home cooks and professional chefs to create more compassionate, healthful, and flavorful cuisine.

The Flavor Bible

The Flavor Bible
Author: Karen Page,Andrew Dornenburg
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2008-09-16
ISBN 10: 0316039845
ISBN 13: 9780316039840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flavor Bible Book Review:

Winner of the 2009 James Beard Book Award for Best Book: Reference and Scholarship A groundbreaking guide to modern flavor pairings that will revolutionize the way you cook. 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 essentialreference for every kitchen.

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible
Author: Karen Page
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780316365802
ISBN 13: 0316365807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible Book Review:

"Throughout time, people have chosen to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet for a variety of reasons, from ethics to economy to personal and planetary well-being. Experts now suggest a new reason for doing so: maximizing flavor - which is too often masked by meat-based stocks or butter and cream. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is an essential guide to culinary creativity, based on insights from dozens of leading American chefs, representing such acclaimed restaurants as Crossroads and M.A.K.E. in Los Angeles; Candle 79, Dirt Candy, and Kajitsu in New York City, Green Zebra in Chicago, Greens and Millennium in San Francisco, Natural Selection and Portobello in Portland, Plum Bistro in Seattle, and Vedge in Philadelphia,"--Amazon.com

Culinary Artistry

Culinary Artistry
Author: Andrew Dornenburg,Karen Page
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1996-11-04
ISBN 10: 0471287857
ISBN 13: 9780471287858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culinary Artistry Book Review:

"In Culinary Artistry...Dornenburg and Page provide food and flavor pairings as a kind of steppingstone for the recipe-dependent cook...Their hope is that once you know the scales, you will be able to compose a symphony." --Molly O'Neil in The New York Times Magazine. For anyone who believes in the potential for artistry in the realm of food, Culinary Artistry is a must-read. This is the first book to examine the creative process of culinary composition as it explores the intersection of food, imagination, and taste. Through interviews with more than 30 of America's leading chefsa including Rick Bayless, Daniel Boulud, Gray Kunz, Jean-Louis Palladin, Jeremiah Tower, and Alice Watersa the authors reveal what defines "culinary artists," how and where they find their inspiration, and how they translate that vision to the plate. Through recipes and reminiscences, chefs discuss how they select and pair ingredients, and how flavors are combined into dishes, dishes into menus, and menus into bodies of work that eventually comprise their cuisines.

What to Drink with What You Eat

What to Drink with What You Eat
Author: Andrew Dornenburg,Karen Page
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-07-31
ISBN 10: 0316077976
ISBN 13: 9780316077972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What to Drink with What You Eat Book Review:

!--StartFragment--Winner of the 2007 IACP Cookbook of the Year Award Winner of the 2007 IACP Cookbook Award for Best Book on Wine, Beer or Spirits Winner of the 2006 Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award Winner of the 2006 Gourmand World Cookbook Award - U.S. for Best Book on Matching Food and Wine !--EndFragment-- Prepared by a James Beard Award-winning author team, "What to Drink with What You Eat" provides the most comprehensive guide to matching food and drink ever compiled--complete with practical advice from the best wine stewards and chefs in America. 70 full-color photos.

Kitchen Creativity

Kitchen Creativity
Author: Karen Page
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 0316267783
ISBN 13: 9780316267786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kitchen Creativity Book Review:

Unlock your creative potential with the world's most imaginative chefs. In this groundbreaking exploration of culinary genius, the authors of The Flavor Bible reveal the surprising strategies great chefs use to do what they do best. Beyond a cookbook, Kitchen Creativity is a paradigm-shifting guide to inventive cooking (without recipes!) that will inspire you to think, improvise, and cook like the world's best chefs. Great cooking is as much about intuition and imagination as it is about flavor and technique. Kitchen Creativity distills brilliant insights into these creative processes from more than 100 top restaurant kitchens, including the Bazaar, Blue Hill, Daniel, Dirt Candy, Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad, Gramercy Tavern, the Inn at Little Washington, Le Bernardin, Oleana, Rustic Canyon, Saison, Single Thread, and Topolobampo. Based on four years of extensive research and dozens of in-depth interviews, Kitchen Creativity illuminates the method (and occasional madness) of culinary invention. Part I reveals how to learn foundational skills, including how to appreciate, taste, and season classic dishes (Stage 1: Mastery), before reinventing the classics from a new perspective (Stage 2: Alchemy). Einstein's secret of genius-combinatory play-pushes chefs to develop unique creations and heighten their outer and inner senses (Stage 3: Creativity). Part II's A-to-Z entries are an invaluable culinary idea generator, with exercises to prompt new imaginings. You'll also discover: experts' criteria for creating new dishes, desserts, and drinks; comprehensive seasonality charts to spark inspiration all year long; how to season food like a pro, and how to create complex yet balanced layers of flavor; the amazing true stories of historic dishes, like how desperate maitre d' "Nacho" Anaya invented nachos; and proven tips to jump-start your creative process. The ultimate reference for culinary brainstorming, Kitchen Creativity will spur your creativity to new heights, both in the kitchen and beyond.

Becoming a Chef

Becoming a Chef
Author: Andrew Dornenburg,Karen Page
Publsiher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822031041478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Chef Book Review:

"What an extraordinary book! Pain, gain, joy, pathos, and the aroma of braised short ribs. It made me want to open (God forbid!) another restaurant. I never thought anyone could capture the magic and mission of being a chef, but theyve done it!" Barbara Tropp, Chef-Owner, China Moon Cafe "An unusually comprehensive book, immensely readable, at once passionate and coherent, probing and well-informed. For anyone interested in the historic coming of age of the professional American kitchen, this is a requisite buy." Michael and Ariane Batterberry, Founding Editors and Associate Publishers of Food Arts "Finally, a book that lets chefs speak for themselves! An insightful look at the complex life of a professional chef in the 90s. Fascinating portraits of the people who have defined American cuisinewho they are and how they got to be where they are today. Anyone who is interested in becoming a chef will find this book invaluablethis is what it takes to make it." Mark Miller, Chef-Owner, Coyote Cafe and Red Sage "After reading this book, I understand that becoming an outstanding leader is not very different from becoming a chef. Both roles require passion, discipline, authenticity, and an experimental attitude. On top of that, organizing a kitchen may be as difficult as organizing any business. Not only will present and future chefs and restaurateurs want to read this book, but anyone with a taste for excellent cooking and excellent leadership will find something of interest on every page." Warren Bennis, Distinguised Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California and Author, On Becoming a Leader and Leaders "Becoming a Chef is a marvelous book for the interested home cook as well as the aspiring chef. Like great wines with great food, there are great dishes and a great education here." Robert Mondavi, Founder, Robert Mondavi Winery

The Cranks Bible

The Cranks Bible
Author: Nadine Abensur
Publsiher: Orion
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN 10: 140916327X
ISBN 13: 9781409163275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cranks Bible Book Review:

A classic collection of healthy and delicious plant-based recipes from the Cranks kitchen Since opening their first restaurant in 1961, Cranks have been pioneers of vegetarian cuisine and champions of organic produce. Here, celebrated writer and chef Nadine Abensur presents over 200 classic meat-free recipes from the Cranks kitchen. From pumpkin and parsley risotto to aubergines with smoked ricotta, passion fruit ice-cream, walnut and raisin loaves and plum jam, every recipe is packed full of beautifully simple, natural ingredients that will nourish both body and soul. With advice on selecting the freshest seasonal produce, eating healthily and enjoying the experience of making mouth-watering food, THE CRANKS BIBLE is a celebration of vegetarian cooking and an essential resource for every home.

The Flavor Matrix

The Flavor Matrix
Author: James Briscione,Brooke Parkhurst
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0544809963
ISBN 13: 9780544809963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flavor Matrix Book Review:

One of Smithsonian Magazine's Ten Best Food Books of the Year A revolutionary new guide to pairing ingredients, based on a famous chef's groundbreaking research into the chemical basis of flavor As an instructor at one of the world's top culinary schools, James Briscione thought he knew how to mix and match ingredients. Then he met IBM Watson. Working with the supercomputer to turn big data into delicious recipes, Briscione realized that he (like most chefs) knew next to nothing about why different foods taste good together. That epiphany launched him on a quest to understand the molecular basis of flavor--and it led, in time, to The Flavor Matrix. A groundbreaking ingredient-pairing guide, The Flavor Matrix shows how science can unlock unheard-of possibilities for combining foods into astonishingly inventive dishes. Briscione distills chemical analyses of different ingredients into easy-to-use infographics, and presents mind-blowing recipes that he's created with them. The result of intensive research and incredible creativity in the kitchen, The Flavor Matrix is a must-have for home cooks and professional chefs alike: the only flavor-pairing manual anyone will ever need.

The Vegetarian Bible

The Vegetarian Bible
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Publictions International
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-10-13
ISBN 10: 9781450807845
ISBN 13: 1450807844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vegetarian Bible Book Review:

Vegetarian cooking just got a lot more delicious and interesting! This complete cookbook is packed with recipes that provide amazing flavor, variety and satisfaction—minus the meat. Whether you've been a vegetarian for decades or you just want to cut back on meat, you'll find more than 100 tempting dishes, including pastas, soups, Asian specialties, main courses and party fare. An extensive introduction provides information about vegetarian nutrition, the best ways to choose and store produce, cooking with meat substitutes and much more. You won't find another vegetarian cookbook that offers not only tested recipes but also gorgeous photos and useful information. This could turn even a confirmed meat-lover into a vegetarian.

The Art Science of Foodpairing

The Art   Science of Foodpairing
Author: Peter Coucquyt,Bernard Lahousse,Johan Langenbick
Publsiher: Mitchell Beazley
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN 10: 1784726400
ISBN 13: 9781784726409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art Science of Foodpairing Book Review:

"We build tools to create culinary happiness" - Foodpairing.com "There is a world of exciting flavour combinations out there and when they work it's incredibly exciting" - Heston Blumenthal Foodpairing is a method for identifying which foods go well together, based on groundbreaking scientific research that combines neurogastronomy (how the brain perceives flavour) with the analysis of aroma profiles derived from the chemical components of food. This groundbreaking new book explains why the food combinations we know and love work so well together (strawberries + chocolate, for example) and opens up a whole new world of delicious pairings (strawberries + parmesan, say) that will transform the way we eat. With ten times more pairings than any other book on flavour, plus the science behind flavours explained, Foodpairing will become THE go-to reference for flavour and an instant classic for anyone interested in how to eat well. Contributors: Astrid Gutsche and Gaston Acurio - Astrid y Gaston - Peru Andoni Luiz Aduriz - Mugaritz - Spain Heston Blumenthal - The Fat Duck - UK Tony Conigliaro - DrinksFactory - UK Sang Hoon Degeimbre - L'Air du Temps - Belgium Jason Howard - #50YearsBim - UK/Caribbean Mingoo Kang - Mingles - Korea Jane Lopes & Ben Shewry - Attica - Australia Virgilio Martinez - Central - Peru Dominique Persoone - The Chocolate Line - Belgium Karlos Ponte - Taller - Venezuela/Denmark Joan Roce - El Celler de Can Roca - Spain Dan Barber - Blue Hill at Stone Barns - USA Kobus van der Merwe - Wolfgat - South Africa Darren Purchese - Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio - Melbourne Alex Atala - D.O.M - Brazil María José San Román - Monastrell - Spain Keiko Nagae - Arôme conseil en patisserie - Paris

Vegan Finger Foods

Vegan Finger Foods
Author: Celine Steen,Tamasin Noyes
Publsiher: Fair Winds Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN 10: 1627880143
ISBN 13: 9781627880145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vegan Finger Foods Book Review:

Finger foods are fun eats that span all cuisines. Sometimes called “tapas” or “small plates,” these recipes are perfect for entertaining, or for light meals and snacks. Make a few, and you’ll have a stunning meat-free and dairy-free buffet that will have your friends and co-workers begging for the recipes. This book explores the many types of bite-size munchies. From elegant to casual and savory to sweet, these small, easy-to-prepare sensations will have everyone going in for fourths. Vegan Finger Foods features more than 100 recipes for appetizers, small plates/entrees, snacks and treats that don’t require a fork or any other utensil—other than your fingers. Recipes include ingredients that can be found at almost any grocery store or farmer's market—no faux meats, mayos, cheeses, or the like. There are even low-fat, soy-free, and gluten-free recipes!

The Flavor Equation

The Flavor Equation
Author: Nik Sharma
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 145218285X
ISBN 13: 9781452182858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flavor Equation Book Review:

Named one of the Best Fall Cookbooks 2020 by The New York Times, Eater, Epicurious, Food & Wine, Saveur, CNN Travel, The Kitchn, Chowhound, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, NPR Here & Now, Forbes, Martha Stewart Living, The Smithsonian, SF Chronicle, LA Times, Serious Eats, New Yorker, Washington Post, and many more. "The Flavor Equation" deserves space on the shelf right next to "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" as a titan of the how-and-why brigade."– The New Yorker "Deep and illuminating, fresh and highly informative... a most brilliant achievement." – Yotam Ottolenghi "[A] beautiful and intelligent book." – J. Kenji López-Alt, author The Food Lab and Chief Consultant for Serious Eats.com Aroma, texture, sound, emotion—these are just a few of the elements that play into our perceptions of flavor. The Flavor Equation demonstrates how to convert approachable spices, herbs, and commonplace pantry items into tasty, simple dishes. In this groundbreaking book, Nik Sharma, scientist, food blogger, and author of the buzz-generating cookbook Season, guides home cooks on an exploration of flavor in more than 100 recipes. • Provides inspiration and knowledge to both home cooks and seasoned chefs • An in-depth exploration into the science of taste • Features Nik Sharma's evocative, trademark photography style The Flavor Equation is an accessible guide to elevating elemental ingredients to make delicious dishes that hit all the right notes, every time. Recipes include Brightness: Lemon-Lime Mintade, Saltiness: Roasted Tomato and Tamarind Soup, Sweetness: Honey Turmeric Chicken Kebabs with Pineapple, Savoriness: Blistered Shishito Peppers with Bonito Flakes, and Richness: Coconut Milk Cake. • A global, scientific approach to cooking from bestselling cookbook author Nik Sharma • Dives deep into the most basic of our pantry items—salts, oils, sugars, vinegars, citrus, peppers, and more • Perfect gift for home cooks who want to learn more beyond recipes, those interested in the science of food and flavor, and readers of Lucky Peach, Serious Eats, Indian-Ish, and Koreatown • Add it to the shelf with cookbooks like The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López-Alt; Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi; and Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat.

Spice Bible The

Spice Bible  The
Author: Jane Lawson
Publsiher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2008-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781584796954
ISBN 13: 1584796952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spice Bible The Book Review:

The only book on spices that any chef or aspiring cook will ever need,The Spice Bibleis a fully comprehensive guide to the fascinating history and enticing culinary uses of 45 fiery foods from around the world. Each entry—from ajowan through wolfberry—includes a description of the spice’s origin and uses, guidelines on how to integrate it into your own cooking, and a trove of other helpful information. (Which are the best spices to pair with saffron? When is the right time to throw away that leftover ginger?) Like its companion volume,The Produce Bible, this must-have book also features more than 250 recipes—for appetizers, soups, entrees, side dishes, breads, desserts, and more—that highlight each ingredient’s distinctive taste and character. Carrot soup with caraway butter, seared salmon with sesame and cucumber, and beef filet poached in Asian-spiced broth are among the delectable dishes presented here, all created with flavorful spices and easily mastered by any cook. The book also includes tips on purchasing and storing spices, along with sections on spice mixes and pastes such as curry, zaatar, and chermoula. Filled with evocative photographs throughout,The Spice Bibleis an invaluable resource for anyone looking for a pinch of personality in their cooking—or a dash of inspiration.

The Conscious Cook

The Conscious Cook
Author: Tal Ronnen
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN 10: 0062439758
ISBN 13: 9780062439758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conscious Cook Book Review:

A former steak-lover himself, Chef Tal struggled for years on a vegan diet that left him filled with cravings for meat and dairy. Frustrated by the limited options available and unwilling to sacrifice the delicious flavors he associated with eating meat, he decided to create vegan meals that could hold their own at the center of the plate. Chef Tal found that by applying traditional French culinary techniques to meatless cuisine, he was able to create delicious meals full of rich flavor and healthy fat—meals that any food-lover, even devoted meat-eaters, would find completely satisfying. Seventy groundbreaking recipes later, Chef Tal is ready to share his magic. The Conscious Cook features vegan versions of tried-and-true dishes such as Oysters Rockefeller, Caesar Salad, Corn Chowder, and Paella, as well as adventurous new cuisine like Lemongrass Consommé with Pea Shoot and Mushroom Dumplings and Peppercorn-Encrusted Portobello Fillets. A full-color photo accompanies each of the recipes. Also included are engaging stories from influential people in the vegan world; a peek into Chef Tal's pantry and kitchen; a guide to eating seasonally; and a selection of dinner party menus. Above all, The Conscious Cook shows readers that avoiding the health risks and ethical dilemmas of eating meat and dairy does not mean sacrificing taste or satisfaction. The starters, soups, sandwiches, entrées, and desserts here offer culinary adventure that will truly revolutionize the way the world experiences meatless food.

Ottolenghi Flavor

Ottolenghi Flavor
Author: Yotam Ottolenghi,Ixta Belfrage,Tara Wigley
Publsiher: Appetite by Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 0525610146
ISBN 13: 9780525610144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ottolenghi Flavor Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER The New York Times-bestselling author of Plenty breaks down the three factors that create flavor to deliver more than 100 super-delicious recipes for innovative ways to cook vegetables. Yotam Ottolenghi--the beloved chef who captured the hearts of home cooks looking for inspiration and great-tasting, plant-based food for weeknight cooking--is back with another collection of instant-hit recipes, with 60 percent of them ideal for the rapidly growing vegan market. Ottolenghi's landmark book Plenty ushered in a new era of vegetable cooking and, with Plenty More, he focused on vegetable-cooking techniques. Now, in Ottolenghi Flavor, he details what makes vegetables distinct and how to maximize their flavors by following the "three P's": • Process: Key reactions that happen when vegetables or supporting ingredients are cooked. • Pairing: What you match a vegetable with to accentuate its defining qualities. • Produce: Understanding the sheer depth of flavor that certain vegetables naturally possess. With surefire hits such as Celeriac and Goat's Cheese Tacos with Date Barbecue Sauce, Mushroom Lasagne, and Vegetable Schnitzel, plus mouthwatering photographs of nearly every one of the more than 100 recipes, Ottolenghi Flavor is the exciting, next-level approach to vegetable cooking that Ottolenghi fans and vegetable lovers everywhere have been craving.

The Food Bible

The Food Bible
Author: Judith Wills
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2002-01
ISBN 10: 9781903845462
ISBN 13: 1903845467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Food Bible Book Review:

This updated edition is a guide to food and nutrition for the 21st century and contains research from authorities on many aspects of food and diet. Topics covered in the book include: how to construct a balanced diet; the superfoods which can protect against long-term illness; 80 ailments caused or cured by diet; what to eat at different times of your life; the facts about GM and organic food production; research on food allergies; the healthiest cooking methods; and how to slim safely.

Vegan with a Vengeance 10th Anniversary Edition

Vegan with a Vengeance  10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 0738218340
ISBN 13: 9780738218342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vegan with a Vengeance 10th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

More Vegan. More Vengeance. More Fizzle. Ten years ago a young Brooklyn chef was making a name for herself by dishing up amazing vegan meals—no fuss, no b.s., just easy, cheap, delicious food. Several books later, the punk rock priestess of all things tasty and animal-free returns to her roots—and we're not just talking tubers. The book that started it all is back, with new recipes, ways to make those awesome favorites even awesome-r, more in-the-kitchen tips with Fizzle—and full-color photos of those amazing dishes throughout.

The Flavor Thesaurus

The Flavor Thesaurus
Author: Niki Segnit
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-12-01
ISBN 10: 1608193136
ISBN 13: 9781608193134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flavor Thesaurus Book Review:

“A perfect reference for the aspiring foodie.” –Chicago Tribune Winner of the André Simon Award * Observer Best Books of the Year * Guild of Food Writers Best First Book Award A complete guide to the 99 most essential ingredients and their numerous flavor combinations, offering inspiration for the cook who has everything. Whether a flavor is defined by a "grassy" ingredient like dill, cucumber, or peas, or a "floral fruity" food like figs, roses, or blueberries, flavors can be combined in wildly imaginative ways. In this lively and original book, Niki Segnit identifies the 99 fundamental ingredients of food and examines what goes with what-revealing for the first time just how infinite are the possibilities in an everyday kitchen. Segnit has scoured thousands of recipes in countless recipe books, talked to dozens of food technologists and chefs, and visited hundreds of restaurants-all in her quest to uncover the planet's essential pairings. Moving from Meaty to Cheesy, Earthy to Mustardy, and more, Segnit celebrates traditional pairings such as pork and apple and cucumber and dill; points us toward contemporary favorites like goat cheese and beet; and introduces us to unlikely but delicious matchings such as blueberry and mushroom. With nearly a thousand entries and 200 recipes, The Flavor Thesaurus is not only a highly useful and covetable reference book, but the sort of book that will keep you reading, laughing, and cooking for years to come.

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
Author: Deborah Madison
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2010-10-27
ISBN 10: 0307885763
ISBN 13: 9780307885760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone Book Review:

What Julia Child is to French cooking and Marcella Hazan is to Italian cooking, Deborah Madison is to contemporary vegetarian cooking. At Greens restaurant in San Francisco, where she was the founding chef, and in her two acclaimed vegetarian cookbooks, Madison elevated vegetarian cooking to new heights of sophistication, introducing many people to the joy of cooking without meat, whether occasionally or for a lifetime. But after her many years as a teacher and writer, she realized that there was no comprehensive primer for vegetarian cooking, no single book that taught vegetarians basic cooking techniques, how to combine ingredients, and how to present vegetarian dishes with style. Now, in a landmark cookbook that has been six years in the making, Madison teaches readers how to build flavor into vegetable dishes, how to develop vegetable stocks, and how to choose, care for, and cook the many vegetables available to cooks today. Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is the most comprehensive vegetarian cookbook ever published. The 1,400 recipes, which range from appetizers to desserts, are colorful and imaginative as well as familiar and comforting. Madison introduces readers to innovative main course salads; warm and cold soups; vegetable braises and cobblers; golden-crusted gratins; Italian favorites like pasta, polenta, pizza, and risotto; savory tarts and galettes; grilled sandwiches and quesadillas; and creative dishes using grains and heirloom beans. At the heart of the book is the A-to-Z vegetable chapter, which describes the unique personalities of readily available vegetables, the sauces and seasonings that best complement them, and the simplest ways to prepare them. "Becoming a Cook" teaches cooking basics, from holding a knife to planning a menu, and "Foundations of Flavor" discusses how to use sauces, herbs, spices, oils, and vinegars to add flavor and character to meatless dishes. In each chapter, the recipes range from those suitable for everyday dining to dishes for special occasions. And through it all, Madison presents a philosophy of cooking that is both practical and inspiring. Despite its focus on meatless cooking, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is not just for vegetarians: It's for everyone interested in learning how to cook vegetables creatively, healthfully, and passionately. The recipes are remarkably straightforward, using easy-to-find ingredients in inspiring combinations. Some are simple, others more complex, but all are written with an eye toward the seasonality of produce. And Madison's joyful and free-spirited approach to cooking will send you into the kitchen with confidence and enthusiasm. Whether you are a kitchen novice or an experienced cook, this wonderful cookbook has something for everyone. From the Hardcover edition.