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Publisher's Summary

Two masters of composition - a chef and a perfumer - present a revolutionary new approach to creating delicious food.

Michelin two-star chef Daniel Patterson and celebrated natural perfumer Mandy Aftel are experts at orchestrating ingredients. Yet in a world awash in cooking shows and food blogs, they noticed, home cooks get little guidance in the art of flavor. In this trailblazing guide, they share the secrets to making the most of your ingredients via an indispensable set of tools and principles, including:

  • The Four Rules for creating flavor
  • A Flavor Compass that points the way to transformative combinations
  • Locking, burying, and other aspects of cooking alchemy
  • The flavor-heightening effects of cooking methods
  • The Seven Dials that let you fine-tune a dish

With more than 80 recipes that demonstrate each concept and put it into practice, The Art of Flavor is food for the imagination that will help cooks at any level become flavor virtuosos.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Daniel Patterson (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • John
  • 2017-08-17

Pallets be like give me some more

Great book to broaden your taste awareness and cooking skills. I love the recipes and the taste wheel. Makes for a great conversation.

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  • Glenn Crawford
  • 2021-04-21

great listen

I loved it, I learned new things. any cook should listen to it. thank you

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  • Jeff P
  • 2021-04-16

dreadful

A tedious dissertation. Amidst it's Mountain of words, there is so little of substance. Should not be on Audible.

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  • S. Creutz
  • 2019-06-06

The Feeling of Food

Establishes vocabulary and descriptions for taste experiences with food.
Also lists a variety of cooking techniques. Told in an engaging pattern.
A good book for the experienced beginner. Worth taking notes.

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  • Susan Addison
  • 2021-03-02

A Culinary Game Changer

I will listen to this book many times. It will teach me how to work with flavor concepts. There are so many a-ha moments in here. If you are a foodie or appreciate flavor, taste, and scent you will enjoy this book.

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  • Mamacita J
  • 2021-01-28

Absolutely fascinating!!

I’m going to have to listen again and slow it down so I can take notes. I love learning about how elements work together to create flavors. I’ve been reading Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat as well and these books work well together. I learned so much!

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  • Chelsea
  • 2021-01-17

So good I’m buying the book version

This book has taken my understanding of food and cooking to a whole new level. Once I got to the chapter on flavor profiles of herbs I realized that this book had to be on my shelf, something to come back to time and time again when developing recipes. I suggest this book for anyone who wants to deep dive into (or should I say nerd out to) flavor combinations and how to apply them to your cooking.

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  • Caleb Cole
  • 2020-12-04

meh

The book has good info, but I think I was hoping to learn more. It's great for the beginner in flavoring and cooking. Common knowledge to a seasoned cook though. The narrator mispronounced a fair number of words.

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  • Bjt
  • 2020-09-01

I Will listen to this book again and again

I am a foodie, I learned so much from this title, and would have loved it 40 years ago when I first learned to cook. It’s a primer on the basics of flavor❤️ great listen! Over and over!