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The Flavour Thesaurus

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A couple of examples: the section called CHOCOLATE AND COCONUT features the author going on about her cigarette addiction. There is no connection. She goes through her addiction journey, childhood memories and the tasting notes of tobacco. I am genuinely unsure if this is a misplaced CHOCOLATE AND TOBACCO entry or if the author is making a connection to the 'addictive' flavor combo. Coconut is tossed in once or twice, enough to make it truly ambiguous. Jancis Robinson (6 April 2011). "André Simon Awards 2010 winners". jancisrobinson.com . Retrieved 23 February 2017.

I’ve told a dozen people who I know love to cook about this book now, and all of them have given me some version of the same stare, a You-Want-Me-to-Read-a-Book-About-Flavor Combinations? look that reminds me of the look a person might have on his face as he fills out the paperwork for taking out a mental illness warrant against you. I’m only halfway into the second of sixteen sections and I already have so much to say (and the colorful post-its are taking over!). I only first heard of this book when they were coming out with the revised edition with the new cover. And it was SO PRETTY that it grabbed my attention right away. “The Flavor Thesaurus…” Hmm, sounds like a wonderful reference guide for explorations in the culinary frontier… and pretty too? I shall have it immediately. (My thoughts exactly.) I'm going to put my notes here. And probably do up a blog post. Needless to say, this is the type of book that I would tend to buy to help me generate ideas.She references The Sopranos in Peanut & Vanilla while arguing the importance of giving someone Fluff when they ask for it.

After all the combinations you think you know, the ones you've never even considered will blow your mind … Eggplants take you to chocolate, which takes you to miso, which takes you to seaweed, which takes you to a recipe in another book or a restaurant dish you have to hunt down straight away. The curiosity is infectious, the possibilities inspiring on this ingredient-led voyage.” --Yotam Ottolenghi in The New York Times Magazine , on how he uses More Flavors for recipe development Now featuring a new foreword by Bee Wilson and a fold-out poster of the flavour wheel, The Flavour Thesaurus is a highly useful, and covetable, reference book for cooking - it will keep you up at night reading. I ran across this book at the new coffee shop in my town, and I was so taken with it that I asked the coffee shop owner if I could borrow it! Yes, I am now asking to take home books I run across at coffee shops. And then I had to buy my own copy.The books I value most are those I return to again and again. Such has been the case with The Flavour Thesaurus' NIGEL SLATER

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