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“Publicity is like the air we breathe; if we have it not, we die.”

—Chef and cookbook author Alexis Soyer (1810-1858), as quoted in Becoming A Chef (p. 8)

Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg are happy to be interviewed by the media on subjects related to food and drink — including chefs, cooking, culinary creativity, culinary trends, flavor development, flavor dynamics, flavor pairings, food, food and beverage pairing, menu design, nutrition, plant-strong diet, restaurant criticism, restaurants, vegetarian and vegan cuisine, wine, and other aspects of eating and drinking and dining in America.

They can be reached directly via email at, or via cell at 646.715.3540.

To schedule an interview and/or to obtain a review copy of any of our Hachette / Little, Brown books, please contact Little, Brown and Company Publicity at 212.364.1464.

Latest Media Mentions

Aug 6, 2020:

THE FLAVOR BIBLE: One of “The 10 Best Culinary Textbooks” for 2021

THE FLAVOR BIBLE is named to the list of “The 10 Best Culinary Textbooks” at #4 on, along with classics like On Food and Cooking, Escoffier, and The Professional Chef.

The video acknowledges THE FLAVOR BIBLE as being a staple on the bookshelves of “many accomplished shelves around the world,” and extols its attributes as “aiding in creativity and improvisation.”

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Jul 27, 2020:

How to Fix Dinner When You’ve Messed Up: THE FLAVOR BIBLE

On the 99th episode of the podcast, hosts Stacie Billis and Meghan Splawn feature the 99 problems you’re likely to face in the kitchen — and a few key solutions to all of them, which include THE FLAVOR BIBLE.

Episode 99: How to Fix Dinner When You’ve Messed Up – Didn’t I Just Feed You?!

We’ve got 99 problems and messing up dinner is one. No, seriously. We mess up dinner, too, and so do the chefs, cookbook authors and culinary professionals we interview. So this week, we’re going to share how all of us save a meal that we’ve messed up. Too spicy? To salty?

Jul 26, 2020:

THE FLAVOR BIBLE: “Guide To Creating Mouth-Watering Combinations” names “33 Products for People Who Love to Eat But Suck at Cooking,” recommending THE FLAVOR BIBLE as #10 on its list:

10. THE FLAVOR BIBLE, a cookbook and guide to creating mouth-watering combinations of ingredients, textures, and temperatures for all skill levels as you develop confidence in the kitchen. It has over 1,000 5-star reviews alone, BTW!

33 Products For People Who Love To Eat, But Suck At Cooking

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Jul 23, 2020:


On, in the Culinary Arts offering “Creativity and Craft,” bartenders Lynnette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana mention THE FLAVOR BIBLE as a trusted resource for creativity:

[00:02:15.85] Collaboration, for me, is key to creativity because you can bounce ideas off of somebody. And then I always look to food guides and things like THE FLAVOR BIBLE, and things that help me just kind of understand how to compare and contrast, and constantly remind myself that you can take certain roles and learn them, and then choose to break them at any time and then be really successful to make something that’s new. So that’s how my creative process works.

Jul 21, 2020:

“An Excellent Reference” for Wine and Food Pairings: WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT

Becky Ellis of spotlights  “Unexpected Pairings for National Wine and Cheese Day,” and mentions WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT as “an excellent reference”:

Looking for more fabulous wine and food pairings? WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page is an excellent reference book including every food and wine that you can dream of.

Unexpected Pairings for National Wine and Cheese Day

Titillate your taste buds with unusual wine and cheese pairings on Saturday, July 25, 2020 – National Wine and Cheese Day! Wine and cheese with the addition of charcuterie and some crusty French bread make for a fabulous summer supper served al fresco on the patio.

Jul 17, 2020:

THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE Comes In At #1 On List of “10 Best Vegetarian Cookbooks”

The editorial staff of the website names THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE to its list of the “10 Best Vegetarian Cookbooks Right Now” — placing it in the number-one position:

Karen Page and her husband, photographer Andrew Dornenburg, have written some of the most respected cookbooks ever published. Presently, the married couple live in New York City and continue working on projects they’re passionate about.

THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE is a must-have reference book and guide for anyone looking to explore genuine culinary creativity, tools, and how-to tips from dozens of well-known American chefs.

This book focuses on plant-based whole foods that include fruit, vegetables, grains, seeds, legumes, nuts, plus a comprehensive A-Z list of countless ingredients from herbs and spices to zucchinis and blossoms.

This groundbreaking book is an excellent start for seasoned vegetarians or for those who are looking to test the waters with vegetarianism. If you’re looking for an essential guide to empower you to create flavorful and healthful recipes, look no further!

10 Best Vegetarian Cookbooks Right Now – Chef’s Pencil

Learn the ropes of vegetarian cooking from best-selling authors and chefs who are pioneers in their industry. Vegetarian dishes do not equate to plain salads – you get stews and curries, veggie burgers, lime cauliflower tacos, and many more! But be warned. Not all vegetarian foods or dishes are healthy.

Jul 11, 2020: on THE FLAVOR BIBLE: “Quickly Helps You Find Brilliant Combinations”

Madalaine at recommends THE FLAVOR BIBLE:

If you’re ever looking for flavor inspiration, I can not recommend The Flavor Bible high enough. This is an easy to use, at your finger tip, reference guide that quickly helps you find brilliant combinations. Fabulous, simply fabulous!

Icy Almond Granita Recipe for hot summer days – Lakeside Table

There are not many things that are more satisfying than diving into an icy bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day. A couple years ago, I was in Italy and discovered the Almond Granita. This is an Italian dessert that’s an icy treat with a strong essence of sweet almond.

Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg and their books have been featured extensively in countless global, national, and regional media, including:

  • Associated Press
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  • Bon Appetit
  • CBS Radio
  • Eater
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  • Fine Cooking
  • Food 52
  • Food Everyday
  • Foodista
  • Good Morning America
  • Harvard Business School
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  • Restaurant Hospitality
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  • Saveur
  • The Daily Meal
  • The Diane Rehm Show
  • The Times of India
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Today
  • Town & Country
  • US News & World Report
  • Vegetarian Times