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    One thing every cook should buy.

    I think every cook should purchase, read, scim or borrow the Flavour Bible. Do you Agree, Disagree? Any particular qualities or gaps?
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    As a home cook, I agree. Lots of great stuff in there!

    Sad fact of the day: I read it on the beach while on vacation about 1-1/2 years ago. I think I have a sickness..
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    Was it never published in paperback? I know I prefer most cookbooks to be hardcover, but this isn't a cookbook per se...
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    According to amazon in paperback chinese only. +1 on this book for stimulating ideas.
    Everywhere you go, there you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoodooMajik View Post
    I think every cook should purchase, read, scim or borrow the Flavour Bible. Do you Agree, Disagree? Any particular qualities or gaps?
    I agree it's a good book and something every cook should read. That sad I like culinary artistry better, I find it easer to read and laid out better. Bible covers more but I still find myself reaching for culinary artistry more.

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    When I cook something new or decide to tinker with a recipe, I occasionally consult the Flavor Bible. I have found it gives me a pretty good idea for what's going to work with a particular flavor profile. Sometimes, it's just a reminder of something I should have thought of and sometimes, there's something I wouldn't have considered and might offer a pleasant change to the typical flavors I tend to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    Sometimes, it's just a reminder of something I should have thought of and sometimes, there's something I wouldn't have considered and might offer a pleasant change to the typical flavors I tend to use.
    This; every time I serve fresh, ripe strawberries and season with cracked black pepper or aged balsamic I get looks of shock... followed by smiles of delight.
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    I do not know this book. I shall remedy immediately! Thanks for the tip!

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    My wonderful loving daughter gave this to me for Christmas! Great reading and it makes sense. I also have Alton's books because of his logic and science behind the stuff.

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