The Flavor Thesaurus
By Niki Segnit
Unique, beautifully written and ceaselessly imaginative, The Flavor Thesaurus is a completely new kind of food book; inspired, as author Niki Segnit explains, by her over-reliance on recipes. "Following the instructions in a recipe is like parroting pre-formed sentences from a phrasebook. Forming an understanding of how flavors work together, on the other hand, is like learning the language: it allows you to express yourself freely, to improvise, to cook a dish the way you want to cook it.” The Flavor Thesaurus is the inquisitive cook's guide to acquiring that understanding-to learning the language of flavor.
“The smartest, most original compendium I've come across in donkey's years. It's not a formulaic collection of recipes with variations but a rich and witty and erudite collection of suggestions for arranged marriages of the very best kind: food on food...it's the kitchen equivalent of Match.com.” - Epicurious
Hardcover, 400 pages
Pairs well with our Single Origin Cabinet of Wonders or Culinary Essentials