Recommended Cookbook of the Month: The Flavour Thesaurus
Updated: Dec 20, 2021
By Niki Segnit
It’s another nerdy one this month and it is not so much a cookbook as it is a foodie resource. There are recipes peppered throughout the pages but that is not the point of the Flavour Thesaurus. This book is designed to inspire and challenge the way you look at flavour combinations. As well as covering classic combinations like pork and apple and explaining and highlighting why they work so well, the book gives plentiful examples of more unusual combinations like goats cheese and chocolate. There is no one single formula to flavour the author laments, but instead, by educating yourself on why flavour combinations work you will feel empowered to come up with some new ones of your own.
If you are looking to become more independent in your cooking and feel more comfortable unaided by recipe books then this is the book for you!