The Flavour Thesaurus UK Edition

Winner of the André Simon Award 2010

Winner of the Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book at the Guild of Food Writers Awards 2011

Shortlisted for the Tesco Food and Drink Book of the Year at the Galaxy National Book Awards 2010

Winner of Best Jacket / Cover Design at the British Book Design and Production Awards 2010

Winner of Best Translated Reference Book at the Swedish Måltidsakademien Food Writing Awards 2012

Ever wondered why one flavour works with another? Or lacked inspiration for what to do with a bundle of beetroot? The Flavour Thesaurus is the first book to examine what goes with what, pair by pair. The book follows the form of Roget’s Thesaurus.

The back section lists, alphabetically, 99 popular ingredients, and suggests classic and less well known flavour matches for each. The front section contains an entry for every flavour match listed in the back section and is organised into 16 flavour themes such a Bramble & Hedge, Green & Grassy, and Earthy.There are 980 entries in all and 200 recipes or suggestions are embedded in the text. It covers classic pairings such as pork & apple, lamb & apricot, and cucumber & dill; contemporary favourites like chocolate & chilli, lobster & vanilla, and goat’s cheese & beetroot; and interesting but unlikely-sounding couples including black pudding & chocolate, lemon & beef, blueberry & mushroom, and watermelon & oyster.

Beautifully packaged, The Flavour Thesaurus is not only a highly useful, and covetable, reference book that will immeasurably improve your cooking – it’s the sort of book that might keep you up at night reading.

In addition to the UK and US editions The Flavour Thesaurus has been translated into 14 languages