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The Flavour Thesaurus Niki Segnit

The Flavour Thesaurus By Niki Segnit

The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit

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

The Flavour Thesaurus Summary

The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit

10th Anniversary Edition of the bestselling book, jacketed with a limited edition poster 'The books I value most are those I return to again and again. Such has been the case with The Flavour Thesaurus' - Nigel Slater 'Every time I return to it, which is often, it makes me tingle with happy greed' - Bee Wilson 'A bible for anyone who cooks by grabbing ingredients from the fridge' - Independent Ever wondered why one flavour works with another? Or lacked inspiration for what to do with a bundle of beetroot? The Flavour Thesaurus was the first book to examine what goes with what, pair by pair and 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 suggests unique flavour pairings that range from the classic to the bizarre. You will find traditional pairings: pork & apple, lamb & apricot, cucumber & dill; contemporary favourites like chocolate & chilli and goat's cheese & beetroot, and interesting but unlikely-sounding pairings like black pudding & chocolate, lemon & beef, blueberry & mushroom, and watermelon & oyster. There are nearly a thousand entries in all, with 200 recipes and suggestions embedded throughout the text. Now featuring a new foreword by Bee Wilson and a fold-out poster of the flavour wheel, The Flavour Thesaurus is a highly useful, and covetable, reference book for cooking - it will keep you up at night reading. Observer Book of the Year Best Food Book - Andre Simon Food & Drinks Awards Best First Book - Guild of Food Writers Awards

The Flavour Thesaurus Reviews

A deceptively simple little masterpiece * Sunday Times *
An exquisite guide to combining flavours * Observer *
An original and inspiring resource * Heston Blumenthal *
It has intrigued, inspired, amused and occasionally infuriated me all year, and will for years to come * Nigel Slater, Observer Books of the Year *
Every cook should own a copy ... [it] will revolutionise your cooking * John Torode *
A forensic yet fun exploration of flavour combinations and why they work * Guardian *
A bible for anyone who cooks by grabbing ingredients from the fridge * Independent *
The Flavour Thesaurus is a fascinating book for culinary geeks who like to know the origin and science behind ingredient combinations * Caterer *
Inspiration for figuring out what to do with the random tins left in my cupboard * Evening Standard *

About Niki Segnit

Niki Segnit was inspired to write The Flavour Thesaurus when she noticed how dependent she was on recipes. Her background is in marketing, specialising in food and drink, and she has worked with many famous brands of confectionery, snacks, baby foods, condiments, dairy products, hard liquors and soft drinks. She writes a column for The Times and lives in central London with her husband.

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The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Winner of Andre Simon Memorial Fund Book Award 2010 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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