September 15, 2009

The Flavor Bible

theflavorbible.jpgA couple years ago we were really impressed with a book called What to Drink With What You Eat, a tome dedicated to helping you pair your food with the right drink, and your drinks with the right food. Well, when we say "impressed" we mean by the concept, because we didn't actually pick up the book until a couple weeks ago, but we've been fascinated since then. When we ordered that one another book was recommended to us called "The Flavor Bible," (Amazon) and we wanted to share with our readers about that one as well.

Not a cookbook or recipe book per se, this book is dedicated to simply telling you what flavors go well together. A very simple concept well executed, the book is formatted to let you know which flavors complement one another (the no-brainer apple/cinnamon home run) and which shouldn't be on the same plate or in the same glass (you can shelve your plans for an oyster and tarragon cocktail).

In the short time we've had it this book has helped our cooking immensely, as well as helping us be a bit more adventuresome with our mixology. Now we can check to see what kinds of flavors go well together, and use that as a springboard for creating more interesting, exciting cocktails. Both books are highly recommended for cooking and cocktail creation.

What to Drink with What You Eat (Amazon)

The Flavor Bible (Amazon)

(Thanks for the tip, DKF)

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at September 15, 2009 8:33 AM
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This book looks like just the thing I would like! I love to just make my own dishes and this takes some of the guesswork out of determining flavor profiles. Nice find

Posted by: Jesse at September 21, 2009 11:18 AM

Great post, and you've really hit the nail on the haed! It is about being inspired and investigating different flavour combinations from all around the globe to come up with spectacular drinks!

Posted by: TwoBlindPigs at September 15, 2009 9:54 AM
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