The Flavour Thesaurus, Niki Segnit


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10th Anniversary Edition of the bestselling book, jacketed with a limited edition poster 

Described by the Observer as 'An exquisite guide to combining flavours' and 'The perfect manual for experimental cooks' by the Independent, The Flavour Thesaurus is a unique compendium of flavour combinations. Discover Niki Segnit's gastronomic guide of flavour pairings, recipes and ideas for the creative cook to get the juices flowing.

  • 'An original and inspiring resource' - Heston Blumenthal
  • Author: Niki Segnit
  • Winner of the André Simon Award 2010 for gastronomic literature
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • 10th Anniversary Poster Edition
  • Book cover folds out into a poster
  • Dimensions: 216x135mm


'The books I value most are those I return to again and again. Such has been the case with The Flavour Thesaurus' - Nigel Slater 'Every time I return to it, which is often, it makes me tingle with happy greed' - Bee Wilson 'A bible for anyone who cooks by grabbing ingredients from the fridge' - Independent Ever wondered why one flavour works with another? Or lacked inspiration for what to do with a bundle of beetroot? The Flavour Thesaurus was the first book to examine what goes with what, pair by pair and is divided into flavour themes including Meaty, Cheesy, Woodland and Floral Fruity. Within these sections it follows the form of Roget's Thesaurus, listing 99 popular ingredients alphabetically, and for each one suggests unique flavour pairings that range from the classic to the bizarre. You will find traditional pairings: pork & apple, lamb & apricot, cucumber & dill; contemporary favourites like chocolate & chilli and goat's cheese & beetroot, and interesting but unlikely-sounding pairings like black pudding & chocolate, lemon & beef, blueberry & mushroom, and watermelon & oyster. There are nearly a thousand entries in all, with 200 recipes and suggestions embedded throughout the text. 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. Observer Book of the Year Best Food Book - André Simon Food & Drinks Awards Best First Book - Guild of Food Writers Awards