Discover the powerful principles of flavor pairings, the building blocks of all good cooking, in this James Beard Award-winning "encyclopedic primer to flavor" (Associated Press).
Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe--it's knowing how to combine ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them.
Drawing on dozens of leading chefs' 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 a true modern classic and an essential reference for every kitchen.