The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide To Culinary Creativity, Based On The Wisdom Of America's Most Imaginative Chefs

byKaren Page, Andrew Dornenburg

Hardcover | September 16, 2008

The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide To Culinary Creativity, Based On The Wisdom Of America's Most Imaginative Chefs by Karen Page
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Winner of the 2009 James Beard Book Award for Best Book: Reference and Scholarship


Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe--it''s knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs'' combined experience in top restaurants across the country, Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg present the definitive guide to creating "deliciousness" in any dish. Thousands of ingredient entries, organized alphabetically and cross-referenced, provide a treasure trove of spectacular flavor combinations. Readers will learn to work more intuitively and effectively with ingredients; experiment with temperature and texture; excite the nose and palate with herbs, spices, and other seasonings; and balance the sensual, emotional, and spiritual elements of an extraordinary meal.Seasoned with tips, anecdotes, and signature dishes from America''s most imaginative chefs, THE FLAVOR BIBLE is an essential reference for every kitchen.
Recently cited as two of a dozen "international culinary luminaries" along with Patrick O''Connell, Alice Waters, and Tim and Nina Zagat (in Relais & Chateaux''sL''Ame et L''Espritmagazine), the award-winning authors Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg have written several groundbreaking books chronicling and celebrating Ameri...
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Title:The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide To Culinary Creativity, Based On The Wisdom Of America's Most...Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:392 pages, 10.25 X 8 X 1.38 inShipping dimensions:392 pages, 10.25 X 8 X 1.38 inPublished:September 16, 2008Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316118400

ISBN - 13:9780316118408

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Resembles none of the foodie culture''s memoirs or cultural histories or cookbooks...It''s more like the I Ching. Open it randomly, and it will open you up to an array of possibilities in your culinary future. -Emily Nunn in The Chicago Tribune