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The Flavour Thesaurus (Hardback)
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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.

Food & DrinkReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference works Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 21/06/2010 ISBN-13: 9780747599777  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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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I initially bought this for a friend who likes to experiment. I ended up with a copy too having got hooked dipping in before I sent it. It's a simple premise but done really well. Each chapter heads up a flavour theme such as 'Sulphorous', 'Woodland' or 'Roasted' then sub-divided into foods. Each food has a short introductory passage and then a list of compatible flavours. There are lots of recipes mentioned but very few included.

- 21/02/2015
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This is a wonderful book for anyone who loves food and is a reasonably experienced cook. I keep buying this as a present for foodie friends. It's my go-to when I've got a new ingredient I've not worked with before, or looking for new ideas with seasonal favourites. Also just to browse through and read for fun as it's very entertaining, and to make a mental note of mix'n'match ideas or delicious recipes for future reference.

- 11/06/2014
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Great book - both to leaf through and to seek inspiration if you've got some ingredients but not quite sure what to put with them. Segnit writes informatively and humorously. Having been given the book a couple of years ago I've since bought it as a gift for several other relatives and friends.

- 21/01/2014
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An interesting book but more a collection of notes than anything else. You won't find any recipes in here but there are pointers on how to use the ingredients with each other. Probably best suited to the cook who enjoys going off-piste but would like a nudge in the right direction.

- 06/03/2013
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Well presented and thorough.

- 19/01/2013
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