The Flavour Thesaurus (UK)

by Niki Segnit

ISBN-10: 0747599777
ISBN-13: 9780747599777
Region: British
Publication Date: June, 2010
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Publishers Information

About The Flavour Thesaurus (UK)

Publisher Web Link: http://www.bloomsbury.com/

A unique treasury of flavour combinations, offering endless diversion and inspiration for the creative cook.

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 follows the form of Roget’s Thesaurus. The back section lists, alphabetically, 99 popular ingredients, and suggests classic and less well known flavour matches for each. The front section contains an entry for every flavour match listed in the back section and is organised into 16 flavour themes such a Bramble & Hedge, Green & Grassy, and Earthy. There are 980 entries in all and 200 recipes or suggestions are embedded in the text.

It covers classic pairings such as pork & apple, lamb & apricot, and cucumber & dill; contemporary favourites like chocolate & chilli, lobster & vanilla, and goat’s cheese & beetroot; and interesting but unlikely-sounding couples including black pudding & chocolate, lemon & beef, blueberry & mushroom, and watermelon & oyster.

Beautifully packaged, “The Flavour Thesaurus” is not only a highly useful, and covetable, reference book that will immeasurably improve your cooking - it’s the sort of book that might keep you up at night reading. (http://www.bloomsbury.com/)

Author Information

About Niki Segnit

Author Web Link: http://flavourthesaurus.com/about-author-niki-segnit/

Niki Segnit had not so much as peeled a potato until her early twenties, when, almost by accident, she discovered that she loved cooking. Much as she enjoys haute cuisine, she’s not likely to reproduce it at home, preferring to experiment with recipes from domestic kitchens abroad. Her background is in marketing, specialising in food and drink, and she has worked with many famous brands of confectionary, snacks, baby foods, condiments, dairy products, hard liquors and soft drinks. Since summer 2010 she has written a weekly column on food combinations for The Times. She lives in central London with her husband. (http://flavourthesaurus.com/)

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