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The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained in More Than 100 Essential Recipes
Title The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained in More Than 100 Essential Recipes
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Publisher Chronicle Books
Release DateOctober 27, 2020
Category New Release
Total Pages 352 pages
ISBN 978-1452182698
Book Rating out of 5 from reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
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"Deep and illuminating, fresh and highly informative. a most brilliant achievement." – Yotam Ottolenghi "[A] beautiful and intelligent book." – J. Kenji López-Alt, author The Food Lab and Chief Consultant for Serious Eats.com Aroma, texture, sound, emotion—these are just a few of the elements that play into our perceptions of flavor. The Flavor Equation demonstrates how to convert approachable spices, herbs, and commonplace pantry items into tasty, simple dishes. In this groundbreaking book, Nik Sharma, scientist, food blogger, and author of the buzz-generating cookbook Season, guides home cooks on an exploration of flavor in more than 100 recipes. • Provides inspiration and knowledge to both home cooks and seasoned chefs • An in-depth exploration into the science of taste • Features Nik Sharma's evocative, trademark photography style The Flavor Equation is an accessible guide to elevating elemental ingredients to make delicious dishes that hit all the right notes, every time. Recipes include Brightness: Lemon-Lime Mintade, Saltiness: Roasted Tomato and Tamarind Soup, Sweetness: Honey Turmeric Chicken Kebabs with Pineapple, Savoriness: Blistered Shishito Peppers with Bonito Flakes, and Richness: Coconut Milk Cake. • A global, scientific approach to cooking from bestselling cookbook author Nik Sharma • Dives deep into the most basic of our pantry items—salts, oils, sugars, vinegars, citrus, peppers, and more • Perfect gift for home cooks who want to learn more beyond recipes, those interested in the science of food and flavor, and readers of Lucky Peach, Serious Eats, Indian-Ish, and Koreatown • Add it to the shelf with cookbooks like The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López-Alt; 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; and Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat.

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The Flavor Equation by Nik Sharma

Title The Flavor Equation
Author Nik Sharma
Publisher Chronicle Books
Release Date 2020-10-27
Category Cooking
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781452182858
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Named one of the Best Fall Cookbooks 2020 by The New York Times, Eater, Epicurious, Food & Wine, Forbes, Saveur, Serious Eats, The Smithsonian, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, CNN Travel, The Kitchn, Chowhound, NPR, The Art of Eating Longlist 2021 and many more; plus international media attention including The Financial times, The Globe and Mail, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times (U.K.), Delicious Magazine (U.K.), The Times (Ireland), and Vogue India and winner of The Guild of U.K. Food Writers (General Cookbook). Finalist for the 2021 IACP Cookbook Award. "The Flavor Equation" deserves space on the shelf right next to "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" as a titan of the how-and-why brigade."– The New Yorker "Deep and illuminating, fresh and highly informative... a most brilliant achievement." – Yotam Ottolenghi "[A] beautiful and intelligent book." – J. Kenji López-Alt, author The Food Lab and Chief Consultant for Serious Eats.com Aroma, texture, sound, emotion—these are just a few of the elements that play into our perceptions of flavor. The Flavor Equation demonstrates how to convert approachable spices, herbs, and commonplace pantry items into tasty, simple dishes. In this groundbreaking book, Nik Sharma, scientist, food blogger, and author of the buzz-generating cookbook Season, guides home cooks on an exploration of flavor in more than 100 recipes. • Provides inspiration and knowledge to both home cooks and seasoned chefs • An in-depth exploration into the science of taste • Features Nik Sharma's evocative, trademark photography style The Flavor Equation is an accessible guide to elevating elemental ingredients to make delicious dishes that hit all the right notes, every time. Recipes include Brightness: Lemon-Lime Mintade, Saltiness: Roasted Tomato and Tamarind Soup, Sweetness: Honey Turmeric Chicken Kebabs with Pineapple, Savoriness: Blistered Shishito Peppers with Bonito Flakes, and Richness: Coconut Milk Cake. • A global, scientific approach to cooking from bestselling cookbook author Nik Sharma • Dives deep into the most basic of our pantry items—salts, oils, sugars, vinegars, citrus, peppers, and more • Perfect gift for home cooks who want to learn more beyond recipes, those interested in the science of food and flavor, and readers of Lucky Peach, Serious Eats, Indian-Ish, and Koreatown • Add it to the shelf with cookbooks like The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López-Alt; Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi; and Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat.

Flavor Equation by Nik Sharma

Title Flavor Equation
Author Nik Sharma
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2021-04-02
Category Cooking
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9789354223136
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Flavor Equation is a first-of-its-kind accessible guide to elevating elemental ingredients to make delicious dishes that hit all the right notes, every time. Author Nik Sharma dives deep into the most basic of our pantry items - salts, oils, sugars, vinegars, citrus, peppers, and so on - and other approachable spices and herbs, and demonstrates how to convert them into tasty, simple dishes. In that, he provides inspiration and knowledge to both home cooks and seasoned chefs. This book is an in-depth exploration into the science of taste, with about 100 recipes to try in your kitchen.

Season by Nik Sharma

Title Season
Author Nik Sharma
Publisher Chronicle Books
Release Date 2018-10-02
Category Cooking
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781452164212
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There are few books that offer home cooks a new way to cook and to think about flavor—and fewer that do it with the clarity and warmth of Nik Sharma's Season. Season features 100 of the most delicious and intriguing recipes you've ever tasted, plus 125 of the most beautiful photographs ever seen in a cookbook. Here Nik, beloved curator of the award-winning food blog A Brown Table, shares a treasury of ingredients, techniques, and flavors that combine in a way that's both familiar and completely unexpected. These are recipes that take a journey all the way from India by way of the American South to California. It's a personal journey that opens new vistas in the kitchen, including new methods and integrated by a marvelous use of spices. Even though these are dishes that will take home cooks and their guests by surprise, rest assured there's nothing intimidating here. Season, like Nik, welcomes everyone to the table!

The Flavor Matrix by James Briscione

Title The Flavor Matrix
Author James Briscione
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2018
Category COOKING
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780544809963
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of Smithsonian Magazine's Ten Best Food Books of the Year A revolutionary new guide to pairing ingredients, based on a famous chef's groundbreaking research into the chemical basis of flavor As an instructor at one of the world's top culinary schools, James Briscione thought he knew how to mix and match ingredients. Then he met IBM Watson. Working with the supercomputer to turn big data into delicious recipes, Briscione realized that he (like most chefs) knew next to nothing about why different foods taste good together. That epiphany launched him on a quest to understand the molecular basis of flavor--and it led, in time, to The Flavor Matrix. A groundbreaking ingredient-pairing guide, The Flavor Matrix shows how science can unlock unheard-of possibilities for combining foods into astonishingly inventive dishes. Briscione distills chemical analyses of different ingredients into easy-to-use infographics, and presents mind-blowing recipes that he's created with them. The result of intensive research and incredible creativity in the kitchen, The Flavor Matrix is a must-have for home cooks and professional chefs alike: the only flavor-pairing manual anyone will ever need.

Flavor For All by James Briscione

Title Flavor for All
Author James Briscione
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Release Date 2020
Category HOUSE & HOME
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780358164067
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Simple, dynamic, flavor-packed recipes from the authors of The Flavor Matrix--informed by the science of flavor pairing but accessible enough for every cook Fans were ravenous for more recipes from James Briscione and Brooke Parkhurst, authors of The Flavor Matrix, so the authors are serving up 100 new recipes in Flavor for All, drawing on the principles and flavor-focused approach that informed their previous book. This is, at heart, a practical home-cooking book with delicious and accessible recipes, but with unique and unexpected twists based on scientifically approved flavor pairings. Recipes include Seared Steaks with Almond-Cherry Pesto; Caesar Artichoke Dip; Brown Butter, Maple, and Pear Pork Roast; Spicy Kiwi and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches; "Umami in a Bottle" salad dressing; and Chocolate and Red Wine Bread Pudding. The authors explain why certain flavors taste so good together and provide plenty of practical tips on how to coax the maximum amount of flavor from your ingredients. This new cookbook will appeal to both chemistry aficionados and casual cooks alike, with simple, easy recipes for everyday life.

Title The Life of Gouverneur Morris
Author Jared Sparks
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1832
Category France
Total Pages 520
ISBN NYPL:33433082365192
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Flavor The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense
Author Bob Holmes
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2017-04-25
Category Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780393244434
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A journey into the surprising science behind our flavor senses. Can you describe how the flavor of halibut differs from that of red snapper? How the taste of a Fuji apple differs from a Spartan? For most of us, this is a difficult task: flavor remains a vague, undeveloped concept that we don’t know enough about to describe—or appreciate—fully. In this delightful and compelling exploration of our most neglected sense, veteran science reporter Bob Holmes shows us just how much we’re missing. Considering every angle of flavor from our neurobiology to the science and practice of modern food production, Holmes takes readers on a journey to uncover the broad range of factors that can affect our appreciation of a fine meal or an exceptional glass of wine. He peers over the shoulders of some of the most fascinating food professionals working today, from cutting-edge chefs to food engineers to mathematicians investigating the perfect combination of pizza toppings. He talks with flavor and olfactory scientists, who describe why two people can experience remarkably different sensations from the same morsel of food, and how something as seemingly unrelated as cultural heritage can actually impact our sense of smell. Along the way, even more surprising facts are revealed: that cake tastes sweetest on white plates; that wine experts’ eyes can fool their noses; and even that language can affect our sense of taste. Flavor expands our curiosity and understanding of one of our most intimate sensations, while ultimately revealing how we can all sharpen our senses and our enjoyment of the things we taste. Certain to fascinate everyone from gourmands and scientists to home cooks and their guests, Flavor will open your mind—and palette—to a vast, exciting sensory world.

What Einstein Didn T Know by Robert L. Wolke

Title What Einstein Didn t Know
Author Robert L. Wolke
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2014-05-21
Category Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780486492896
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presents scientific answers to a series of miscellaneous questions, covering such topics as "Why are bubbles round," "Why are the Earth, Sun, and Moon all spinning," and "How you can tell the temperature by listening to a cricket."

Royal Hyderabadi Cooking by Sanjeev Kapoor

Title Royal Hyderabadi Cooking
Author Sanjeev Kapoor
Publisher Popular Prakashan
Release Date 2009-06
Category Cooking
Total Pages 104
ISBN 8179913732
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Royal Hyderabadi Cooking reveals secrets from the Nizam's kitchens courtesy the great practitioners of the art: Begum Mumtaz Khan and Ustad Habib Pasha.Royal Hyderabadi Cooking, collaboration between Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor and Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi, is the fruit of a number of years of intensive research. Hyderabadi Cuisine is known to be irresistible. Here it is presented in a reader-friendly easy-to-cook manner so that the exquisite and graceful food that is a legacy of the Moghuls can be recreated in the home kitchen.Whether it is the popular Haleem you wish to cook or the poetic Asif Jahi Pasandey, you will find the recipes in this book. You can regale your family and friends with scintillating vegetarian dishes like Bhagare Baingan and Diwani Handi served with hot Bakarkhani. Endings must be sweet, so ladle out bowls of Asharfiyon Ka Meetha or Khubani Ka Meetha.With this book in hand transport yourself to a whole new wonderful world where a royal Hyderabadi banquet awaits!

How To Taste by Becky Selengut

Title How to Taste
Author Becky Selengut
Publisher Sasquatch Books
Release Date 2018-03-13
Category Cooking
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781632171061
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This engaging and approachable (and humorous!) guide to taste and flavor will make you a more skilled and confident home cook. How to Taste outlines the underlying principles of taste, and then takes a deep dive into salt, acid, bitter, sweet, fat, umami, bite (heat), aromatics, and texture. You'll find out how temperature impacts your enjoyment of the dishes you make as does color, alcohol, and more. The handbook goes beyond telling home cooks what ingredients go well together or explaining cooking ratios. You'll learn how to adjust a dish that's too salty or too acidic and how to determine when something might be lacking. It also includes recipes and simple kitchen experiments that illustrate the importance of salt in a dish, or identifies whether you're a "supertaster" or not. Each recipe and experiment highlights the chapter's main lesson. How to Taste will ultimately help you feel confident about why and how various components of a dish are used to create balance, harmony, and deliciousness.

A Good Bake by Melissa Weller

Title A Good Bake
Author Melissa Weller
Publisher Knopf
Release Date 2020-11-17
Category Cooking
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9781524733445
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the James Beard Award nominee, a comprehensive baking bible for the twenty-first century, with 120 scientifically grounded recipes for sweet and savory baked goods anyone can master. "A very good combination: Baking science all of us can understand and a splendid collection of recipes. . . . A baker’s must!” —Dorie Greenspan, author of Dorie's Cookies and Everyday Dorie Melissa Weller is the baking superstar of our time. As the head baker at some of the best restaurants in the country, her takes on chocolate babka and sticky buns brought these classics back to life and kicked off a nationwide movement. In A Good Bake, Weller shares her meticulously honed, carefully detailed recipes for producing impossibly delicious--and impossibly beautiful--baked goods. A chemical engineer before she became a baker, Weller uses her scientific background to explain the whys and hows of baking, so home cooks can achieve perfect results every time. Here are recipes both sweet (Pumpkin Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream and Brown Sugar Frosting) and savory (Khachapuri with Cheese, Baked Egg, and Nigella Seeds); beloved classics (Croissants and Chocolate Babka) and new sure-to-be favorites (Milk Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies)--as well as Salted Caramel Sticky Buns, of course . . . all written and tested for even the most novice home baker to re-create. With gorgeous photographs by the award-winning Johnny Miller, and tutorials that demystify all of the stuff that sounds complicated, like working with yeast, sourdough starters, and laminating dough Weller's book is the one guide every home baker needs.

Keys To Good Cooking by Harold McGee

Title Keys to Good Cooking
Author Harold McGee
Publisher Appetite by Random House
Release Date 2013-02-19
Category Cooking
Total Pages 576
ISBN 9780449015995
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A requisite countertop companion for all home chefs, Keys to Good Cooking distils the modern scientific understanding of cooking and translates it into immediately useful information. The book provides simple statements of fact and advice, along with brief explanations that help cooks understand why, and apply that understanding to other situations. Not a cookbook, Keys to Good Cooking is, simply put, a book about how to cook well. A work of astounding scholarship and originality, this is a concise and authoritative guide designed to help home cooks navigate the ever-expanding universe of recipes and ingredients and appliances, and arrive at the promised land of a satisfying dish.

Maximum Flavor by Aki Kamozawa

Title Maximum Flavor
Author Aki Kamozawa
Publisher Clarkson Potter
Release Date 2013
Category Cooking
Total Pages 255
ISBN 9780770433215
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The frequently quoted husband-and-wife team behind the kitchen science blog Ideas in Food draws on molecular gastronomy expertise as gleaned from large and small companies and restaurants to provide home cooks with 125 insightful recipes that use everyday ingredients.

Salted by Mark Bitterman

Title Salted
Author Mark Bitterman
Publisher Ten Speed Press
Release Date 2010-10-19
Category Cooking
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781607740889
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A James Beard Award–winning field guide to artisan salts, with profiles of 80 varieties and 50 recipes that showcase the versatile ingredient. In Salted, Bitterman traces the mineral’s history, from humankind’s first salty bite to its use in modern industry to the resurgent interest in artisan salts. Featuring more than 50 recipes that showcase this versatile and marvelous ingredient, Salted also includes a field guide to artisan salts profiling 80 varieties and exploring their dazzling characters, unique stories, production methods, and uses in cooking; plus a quick-reference guide covering over 150 salts. Salting is one of the more ingrained habits in cooking, and according to Bitterman, all habits need to be questioned. He challenges you to think creatively about salting, promising that by understanding and mastering the principles behind it—and becoming familiar with the primary types of artisanal salts available—you will be better equipped to get the best results for your individual cooking style and personal taste. Whether he’s detailing the glistening staccato crunch of fleur de sel harvested from millennia-old Celtic saltmaking settlements in France or the brooding sizzle of forgotten rock salts transported by the Tauregs across the Sahara, Bitterman’s mission is to encourage us to explore the dazzling world of salt beyond the iodized curtain. Mark Bitterman is a man truly possessed by salt. As “selmelier” at The Meadow, the internationally recognized artisan-product boutique, Bitterman explains the promise and allure of salt to thousands of visitors from across the country who flock to his showstopping collection. “Salt can be a revelation,” he urges, “no food is more potent, more nutritionally essential, more universal, or more ancient. No other food displays salt’s crystalline beauty, is as varied, or as storied.” Winner – 2011 James Beard Cookbook Award – Reference & Scholarship Category IACP Cookbook Award Finalist in two categories

Title The Art Science of Foodpairing
Author Peter Coucquyt
Publisher Mitchell Beazley
Release Date 2020-10-01
Category Cooking
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781784726409
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"We build tools to create culinary happiness" - Foodpairing.com "There is a world of exciting flavour combinations out there and when they work it's incredibly exciting" - Heston Blumenthal Foodpairing is a method for identifying which foods go well together, based on groundbreaking scientific research that combines neurogastronomy (how the brain perceives flavour) with the analysis of aroma profiles derived from the chemical components of food. This groundbreaking new book explains why the food combinations we know and love work so well together (strawberries + chocolate, for example) and opens up a whole new world of delicious pairings (strawberries + parmesan, say) that will transform the way we eat. With ten times more pairings than any other book on flavour, plus the science behind flavours explained, Foodpairing will become THE go-to reference for flavour and an instant classic for anyone interested in how to eat well. Contributors: Astrid Gutsche and Gaston Acurio - Astrid y Gaston - Peru Andoni Luiz Aduriz - Mugaritz - Spain Heston Blumenthal - The Fat Duck - UK Tony Conigliaro - DrinksFactory - UK Sang Hoon Degeimbre - L'Air du Temps - Belgium Jason Howard - #50YearsBim - UK/Caribbean Mingoo Kang - Mingles - Korea Jane Lopes & Ben Shewry - Attica - Australia Virgilio Martinez - Central - Peru Dominique Persoone - The Chocolate Line - Belgium Karlos Ponte - Taller - Venezuela/Denmark Joan Roce - El Celler de Can Roca - Spain Dan Barber - Blue Hill at Stone Barns - USA Kobus van der Merwe - Wolfgat - South Africa Darren Purchese - Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio - Melbourne Alex Atala - D.O.M - Brazil María José San Román - Monastrell - Spain Keiko Nagae - Arôme conseil en patisserie - Paris

Gunpowder by Devina Seth

Title Gunpowder
Author Devina Seth
Publisher Kyle Books
Release Date 2018-06-14
Category Cooking
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780857835475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The famous gunpowder spice mix is a heady blend of pulses and spices, including chilli, curry leaves and asafoetida. It is a fitting title for this exciting collection of recipes from the founders of the hugely respected restaurant of the same name. In this beautiful book, complete with stunning photography, Harneet, Devina and Nirmal have managed to capture the bustle and flavours of their childhoods in Kolkata, and the intricacy of true homestyle dishes from across India. From Maa's Kashmiri Lamb Chops (which have garnered outstanding reviews from many restaurant critics) to Wild Rabbit Pulao, these exceptional recipes are impressively authentic, yet given a modern twist. Throughout the book, the authors share personal anecdotes about their recipes and give handy cheats to make things easier for the home cook, including time-saving tips and alternative ingredients. With chapters covering Small Plates, Big Plates, Sweet Plates & Drinks and Sides & Spice, Gunpowder is the perfect opportunity to create some of these widely admired dishes in your own home.

The Flavor Thesaurus by Niki Segnit

Title The Flavor Thesaurus
Author Niki Segnit
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2010-12-01
Category Cooking
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781608193134
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“A perfect reference for the aspiring foodie.” –Chicago Tribune Winner of the André Simon Award * Observer Best Books of the Year * Guild of Food Writers Best First Book Award A complete guide to the 99 most essential ingredients and their numerous flavor combinations, offering inspiration for the cook who has everything. Whether a flavor is defined by a "grassy" ingredient like dill, cucumber, or peas, or a "floral fruity" food like figs, roses, or blueberries, flavors can be combined in wildly imaginative ways. In this lively and original book, Niki Segnit identifies the 99 fundamental ingredients of food and examines what goes with what-revealing for the first time just how infinite are the possibilities in an everyday kitchen. Segnit has scoured thousands of recipes in countless recipe books, talked to dozens of food technologists and chefs, and visited hundreds of restaurants-all in her quest to uncover the planet's essential pairings. Moving from Meaty to Cheesy, Earthy to Mustardy, and more, Segnit celebrates traditional pairings such as pork and apple and cucumber and dill; points us toward contemporary favorites like goat cheese and beet; and introduces us to unlikely but delicious matchings such as blueberry and mushroom. With nearly a thousand entries and 200 recipes, The Flavor Thesaurus is not only a highly useful and covetable reference book, but the sort of book that will keep you reading, laughing, and cooking for years to come.

Title The Art of Escapism Cooking
Author Mandy Lee
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2019-10-15
Category Cooking
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780062940889
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this inventive and intensely personal cookbook, the blogger behind the award-winning ladyandpups.com reveals how she cooked her way out of an untenable living situation, with more than eighty delicious Asian-inspired dishes with influences from around the world. For Mandy Lee, moving from New York to Beijing for her husband’s work wasn’t an exotic adventure—it was an ordeal. Growing increasingly exasperated with China’s stifling political climate, its infuriating bureaucracy, and its choking pollution, she began “an unapologetically angry food blog,” LadyandPups.com, to keep herself from going mad. Mandy cooked because it channeled her focus, helping her cope with the difficult circumstances of her new life. She filled her kitchen with warming spices and sticky sauces while she shared recipes and observations about life, food, and cooking in her blog posts. Born in Taiwan and raised in Vancouver, she came of age food-wise in New York City and now lives in Hong Kong; her food reflects the many places she’s lived. This entertaining and unusual cookbook is the story of how “escapism cooking”—using the kitchen as a refuge and ultimately creating delicious and satisfying meals—helped her crawl out of her expat limbo. Illustrated with her own gorgeous photography, The Art of Escapism Cooking provides that comforting feeling a good meal provides. Here are dozens of innovative and often Asian-influenced recipes, divided into categories by mood and occasion, such as: For Getting Out of Bed Poached Eggs with Miso-Browned Butter Hollandaise Crackling Pancake with Caramel-Clustered Blueberries and Balsamic Honey For Slurping Buffalo Fried Chicken Ramen Crab Bisque Tsukemen For a Crowd Cumin Lamb Rib Burger Italian Meatballs in Taiwanese Rouzao Sauce For Snacking Wontons with Shrimp and Chili Coconut Oil and Herbed Yogurt Spicy Chickpea Poppers For Sweets Mochi with Peanut Brown Sugar and Ice Cream Recycled Nuts and Caramel Apple Cake Every dish is sublimely delicious and worth the time and attention required. Mandy also demystifies unfamiliar ingredients and where to find them, shares her favorite tools, and provides instructions for essential condiments for the pantry and fridge, such as Ramen Seasoning, Fried Chili Verde Sauce, Caramelized Onion Powder Paste, and her Ultimate Sichuan Chile Oil.

Repertoire by Jessica Battilana

Title Repertoire
Author Jessica Battilana
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2018-04-03
Category Cooking
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780316360333
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Simple, stunning recipes for home cooks, from the writer of the Repertoire column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Home cooks don't need dozens of cookbooks or hundreds of recipes. They just need one good book, with about 75 trustworthy, versatile, and above all, delicious recipes that can stand alone or be mixed-and-matched into extraordinary meals. That's what Repertoire is: Real recipes, from real life, that really work. After nearly two decades in the kitchen and writing about food, this is the way San Francisco Chronicle writer Jessica Battilana really cooks at home. These are her best recipes, the ones she relies on the most -- for a quick weeknight supper, a special dinner party, when a friend drops by for a drink and a snack, for the chocolate cake that never fails. The knowledge, freedom, and flexibility that comes from cooking these recipes is all you really need in the kitchen. With a salad for every season, pantry pastas, many meatballs, chewy cookies, and more, Repertoire puts the perfect dish for every occasion within reach.

Xi An Famous Foods by Jason Wang

Title Xi an Famous Foods
Author Jason Wang
Publisher Abrams
Release Date 2020-10-13
Category Cooking
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781647000080
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The long-awaited cookbook from an iconic New York restaurant, revealing never-before-published recipes Since its humble opening in 2005, Xi’an Famous Foods has expanded from one stall in Flushing to 14 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. CEO Jason Wang divulges the untold story of how this empire came to be, alongside the never-before-published recipes that helped create this New York City icon. From heavenly ribbons of liang pi doused in a bright vinegar sauce to flatbread ï¬?lled with caramelized pork to cumin lamb over hand-pulled Biang Biang noodles, this cookbook helps home cooks make the dishes that fans of Xi’an Famous Foods line up for while also exploring the vibrant cuisine and culture of Xi’an. Transporting readers to the streets of Xi’an and the kitchens of New York’s Chinatown, Xi’an Famous Foods is the cookbook that fans of Xi’an Famous Foods have been waiting for.

Hot Sour Salty Sweet by Jeffrey Alford

Title Hot Sour Salty Sweet
Author Jeffrey Alford
Publisher Artisan Books
Release Date 2000-10-07
Category Cooking
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1579651143
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Luminous at dawn and dusk, the Mekong is a river road, a vibrant artery that defines a vast and fascinating region. Here, along the world's tenth largest river, which rises in Tibet and joins the sea in Vietnam, traditions mingle and exquisite food prevails. Award-winning authors Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid followed the river south, as it flows through the mountain gorges of southern China, to Burma and into Laos and Thailand. For a while the right bank of the river is in Thailand, but then it becomes solely Lao on its way to Cambodia. Only after three thousand miles does it finally enter Vietnam and then the South China Sea. It was during their travels that Alford and Duguid—who ate traditional foods in villages and small towns and learned techniques and ingredients from cooks and market vendors—came to realize that the local cuisines, like those of the Mediterranean, share a distinctive culinary approach: Each cuisine balances, with grace and style, the regional flavor quartet of hot, sour, salty, and sweet. This book, aptly titled, is the result of their journeys. Like Alford and Duguid's two previous works, Flatbreads and Flavors ("a certifiable publishing event" —Vogue) and Seductions of Rice ("simply stunning"—The New York Times), this book is a glorious combination of travel and taste, presenting enticing recipes in "an odyssey rich in travel anecdote" (National Geographic Traveler). The book's more than 175 recipes for spicy salsas, welcoming soups, grilled meat salads, and exotic desserts are accompanied by evocative stories about places and people. The recipes and stories are gorgeously illustrated throughout with more than 150 full-color food and travel photographs. In each chapter, from Salsas to Street Foods, Noodles to Desserts, dishes from different cuisines within the region appear side by side: A hearty Lao chicken soup is next to a Vietnamese ginger-chicken soup; a Thai vegetable stir-fry comes after spicy stir-fried potatoes from southwest China. The book invites a flexible approach to cooking and eating, for dishes from different places can be happily served and eaten together: Thai Grilled Chicken with Hot and Sweet Dipping Sauce pairs beautifully with Vietnamese Green Papaya Salad and Lao sticky rice. North Americans have come to love Southeast Asian food for its bright, fresh flavors. But beyond the dishes themselves, one of the most attractive aspects of Southeast Asian food is the life that surrounds it. In Southeast Asia, people eat for joy. The palate is wildly eclectic, proudly unrestrained. In Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet, at last this great culinary region is celebrated with all the passion, color, and life that it deserves.

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