The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg.
The title doesn’t lie, folks. This book is a game changer and a must-have for anyone who enjoys experimenting with recipes and flavors. Or maybe you’re not one for experimenting, but you often find yourself on a Wednesday night, staring into a refrigerator of seemingly mismatched ingredients that need to be pulled together into a tasty meal.
Well despair no more, because within the pages of The Flavor Bible you will find an exhaustive list of almost every spice, herb, vegetable and meat known to man. You will then find that each ingredient has it’s own similarly exhaustive list of complimentary spices, herbs, vegetables and meats. You’ll find ingredients you have never heard of, and learn of flavor combinations you’d never dream up on your own.
The Flavor Bible is truly, the matchmaker for your kitchen. Want to add a little flair to your tried and true cauliflower soup? Throw in a dash of cardamom. Excited to try your hand at roasting a duck, but not sure what where to begin? Crack open The Flavor Bible and you will find that not only does duck go well with Pinot Noir, but also dates and turnips. Who knew? The good folks on Team Flavor Bible, that’s who.
The Flavor Bible has helped ease my transition from the prescriptive world of baking, to the a little pinch-of-this and a dash-of-that cooking world. Check it out and see what it can do for your own culinary adventures!