Lateral Cooking

Lateral Cooking: Foreword by Yotam Ottolenghi

Hardback Published on: 20/09/2018
In stock
Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days
Make and edit your lists in your account
Check click & collect stock near you
Collect today: Pay in shop

Bookseller Reviews

View all
Lateral Cooking
Great follow up to my favourite cooking book: The Flavour Thesaurus
Having had a copy of Lateral Cooking for several months now, I can thoroughly recommend! My copy is now well thumbed and slightly stained, but Segnit's rec... READ MORE
Owain Lloyd
Lateral Cooking
I LOVED Lateral Cooking! Whilst it does have plenty of (very good) recipes, this is a cookbook that encourages you to lessen your reliance on cookbooks. Fi... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough
Lateral Cooking
The only cookbook you'll ever need!
Lateral cooking is not just a cookbook - it is a chef's bible! From detailed descriptions of different breads to all of the vegetables you could ever hope ... READ MORE
Poppy Smalley
Lateral Cooking
Lateral Cooking
This recipe book is quite awesome. It’s a book that inspires, provides a good grounding and giving the the opportunity to develop the recipe in the directi... READ MORE
Libby at Truro
Lateral Cooking
Limitless Inspiration
This book really was a labour of love, as the award-winning author of The Flavour Thesaurus spent seven years working on it. However, her extensive researc... READ MORE
Jane Mac


Shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2019 A ground-breaking book, designed to help creative cooks develop their own recipes, from the bestselling author of The Flavour Thesaurus. One dish leads to another... Lateral Cooking is, in a sense, the `method' companion to its bestselling predecessor, The Flavour Thesaurus - and is just as useful, ingeniously organised and enjoyable to read. The book is divided into 12 chapters, each covering a basic culinary category, such as 'Bread', 'Sauces' or 'Custard'. The recipes in each chapter are then arranged on a continuum, the transition from one recipe to another generally amounting to a tweak or two in the method or ingredients. Which is to say, one dish leads to another: once you've got the hang of flatbreads, for instance, then its neighbouring dishes on the continuum (crackers, soda bread, scones) will involve the easiest and most intuitive adjustment. The result is greater creativity in the kitchen: Lateral Cooking encourages improvisation, resourcefulness, and, ultimately, the knowledge and confidence to cook by heart. Lateral Cooking is essentially a practical book, but like The Flavour Thesaurus it's also a highly enjoyable read. The 'Flavours & Variations' sections, for example, draw widely on culinary science, history, ideas from professional kitchens, observations by renowned food writers and personal recollection. Entertaining, opinionated and inspirational, Lateral Cooking will have you torn between donning your apron and settling back in a comfortable chair.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781408856895
  • Number of pages: 612
  • Weight: 1620g
  • Dimensions: 265 x 170 mm

Customer Reviews

View all
Lateral Cooking
A superb, practical cookery book Simple and straightforward. .A wonderful forward by Ottolenghi, amongst other words praises Niki Segnit for her "The Flav... READ MORE
Liz  Gaydon
Lateral Cooking
Fantastic resource
One of the best cookbooks I have read - brilliant for more advanced cooks wanting to broaden their culinary knowledge. I find her approach to food very ins... READ MORE
Laura Strange