What’s cooking: The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit


We left our favorite cook book shop – “Books for cooks” with this little gem.

A “thesaurus” of different flavour combinations. Former marketing executive Niki Segnit has taken 99 flavours (from potato and cucumber to black pudding and washed-rind cheese) and grouped them into hundreds of pairings, each accompanied by an elegant, and often highly witty, mini-essay.
This book is basically packed inspiration. The sort of book which should always lay on the kitchen table or beside the sofa.
It’s funny, interesting full of historical and scientific references, anecdotes and recipes. You can just read it like a novel – but one that will leave you hungry.  But you can also pick it up when you lack inspiration or have only a few things left in your fridge and don’t know what do do with them.


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