The Flavour Principle (Hardcover)

Enticing Your Senses with Food and Drink

By Lucy Waverman, Beppi Crosariol

Harper, 9780062322173, 352pp.

Publication Date: May 20, 2014

List Price: 35.00*
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Description

Every great dish has a center of gravity, a flavor or essence that pulls together other ingredients into a coherent and compelling whole. It’s not necessarily the main ingredient but it is fundamentally what the dish is “about”. Indian curry spices, fiery Thai chilis, lemony citrus, smoky barbecue rubs: these are all flavors we adore and get our taste buds asking for more. When we talk about wine or alcoholic drinks in any serious way, we talk about flavor too. Flavor is, quite simply, what makes us passionate about food and drink. At last, here is a cookbook that focuses on that fundamental concept.

Organized around a dozen or more distinctive tastes, from spicy to citrus to salty to smoky to sweet to bitter and beyond, The Flavor Principle will feature more than 30 complete menus with complementary beverage pairings. Covering flavors from all over the world, this cookbook will be a journey around the globe. Modern and eclectic in approach, The Flavour Principle will appeal to a wide demographic of food and wine lovers. The publication of A Matter of Taste in 2005 set the tone for HarperCollins Canada’s cookbook program; The Flavour Principle is meant not just as an update of that venerable publication, but will set a new bar for food and beverage pairing cookbooks.



About the Author

Lucy Waverman is a leading Canadian food writer. Author of eight cookbooks, she has won numerous culinary book awards and honours. She is the food editor of the popular Liquor Control Board of Ontario magazine, Food and Drink (600,000 readership), and writes a weekly column for The Globe and Mail’s Life section and a bi-weekly column in its Style section.



LUCY WAVERMAN is a leading Canadian food writer. Author of eight cookbooks, she has won numerous culinary book awards and honours. She is the food editor of the popular Liquor Control Board of Ontario magazine, Food and Drink (600,000 readership), and writes a weekly column for The Globe and Mail’s Life section and a bi-weekly columnin its Style section.

WEB: lucywaverman.com
FACEBOOK: Lucy Waverman ’s Kitchen
TWITTER: @lucywaverman

BEPPI CROSARIOL has been The Globe and Mail’s wine and spirits columnist for twelve years. His columns regularly cause a rush on liquor stores across Canada as avid readers run to buy up his recommendations. His readership is broad, covering both the establishment and younger urban drinkers who want guidance on wine and great tips on less expensive bottlings, served up with candour and humour.



Praise For The Flavour Principle: Enticing Your Senses with Food and Drink

A good chef will often create from a chart of flavor principles that are attached to their roots. Beppi and Lucy’s inspiring work brilliantly displays this doctrine; while remaining accessible to the home cook.
— Daniel Boulud, Chef/Owner, The Dinex Group