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Bitter: The Missing Ingredient (Hardback)

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From coffee to beer, grapefruit to bitter leaves, and tahini to walnut, bitter flavours are consumed and celebrated . The buzz for bitterness is ever-growing from tahini cookie trends to Seville orange marmalade mania taking hold in the UK and beyond. Rich in both flavour and nutritional benefits, bitter flavours have never seemed more appealing.

In Bitter, MasterChef finalist Alexina Anatole introduces us to the wonderful world of bitterness - where it appears, how to use bitter flavours in your cooking and why they're good for us. Across ten key bitter ingredients - grapefruits and bitter oranges, bitter leaves, tahini, beer, walnuts, cranberries, tea, coffee, cocoa and liquorice, this cookbook offers over one hundred bitter-based dishes for the modern home cook. From curious beginners and foodies alike, this cookbook showcases the scope and potential of bringing bitterness into your kitchen.

With dishes including tahini miso steak, negroni pavlova and liquorice panna cotta, Alexina draws inspiration from cuisines around the world in recipes that take a new twist on some of the well-loved classics. It's time to find the beauty in bitterness.

Food & DrinkCookery by ingredientFood & DrinkCookery dishes & coursesFood & DrinkGeneral cookery & recipesFood & DrinkVegetarian cookery Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 01/09/2022 ISBN-13: 9781529193121  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alexina Anatole started her career on a trading floor in the City of London, but an obsession with food was always present. In the last year of her twenties she decided - after years of watching the show - that she was finally ready to enter MasterChef. Weeks of competing resulted in her reaching the final of the 2021 season, coming runner up to champion Thomas Rhodes. The competition led her to realise that she might actually have a talent for cooking but, more importantly, it helped her to better understand her philosophy around food and flavour. Having read English at Cambridge, she now finds herself becoming a food writer - and thus coming full circle. Alexina is passionate not just about good food, but about how flavour appears across different cultures. As well as exploring this topic through her writing, she hopes to combine her business skills - acquired through her time as a strategy consultant at Bain and business unit head for Mindful Chef - with her passion for food to run a series of hospitality businesses in South London. Outside of food, she is a fan of the arts: in particular, music, art, ballet and theatre.

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