The Flavor Matrix

The Flavor Matrix

The Art and Science of Pairing Common Ingredients to Create Extraordinary Dishes

Book - 2018
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A revolutionary new guide to pairing ingredients, based on a famous chef's groundbreaking research into the chemical basis of flavor. As an instructor at one of the world's top culinary schools, James Briscione thought he knew how to mix and match ingredients. Then he met IBMWatson. Working with the supercomputer to turn big data into delicious recipes, Briscione realized that he (like most chefs) knew next to nothing about why different foods taste good together. That epiphany launched him on a quest to understand the molecular basis of flavor -- and it led, in time, to The flavor matrix. A groundbreaking ingredient-pairing guide, The flavor matrix shows how science can unlock unheard-of possibilities for combining foods into astonishingly inventive dishes. Briscione distills chemical analyses of different ingredients into easy-to-use infographics, and presents mind-blowing recipes that he's created with them. The result of intensive research and incredible creativity in the kitchen, The flavor matrix is a must-have for home cooks and professional chefs alike: the only flavor-pairing manual anyone will ever need.
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2018
ISBN: 9780544809963
Branch Call Number: ANF 664.07 BRI
Characteristics: 299 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Parkhurst, Brooke - Author
Alternative Title: Flavour matrix


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Oct 11, 2018

I am not certain why this eBook available through Overdrive is only available as "read in browser" instead of viewing in the Overdrive app. The file settings does not allow changing the display settings, therefore you get two pages side by side on the screen and due to the miniscule font size, the file is not readable on either a PC, or an iPad.

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