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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.

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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

Jan 7, 2022:

Midwestern Teachers Inspired by THE FLAVOR BIBLE

Jennifer Fetterly of Sun Prairie Star profiles Joel and Breanna Jenkins in her article “Couple combine Midwest and European baking traditions in Crumb en Croute,” which references THE FLAVOR BIBLE as an inspiration:

Using Karen Page’s “FLAVOR BIBLE” Joel and Breanna like to experiment with flavor combinations.

Crumb en Croute’s strawberry and pistachio scones with a chocolate glaze and the ginger pecan scones with a vanilla bean glaze are top sellers.

Nov 30, 2021:

Thrillist: THE FLAVOR BIBLE “One of 15 Cookbooks to Gift Newbie Cooks” shares “15 Cookbooks to Gift Newbie Cooks,” which include THE FLAVOR BIBLE:

Nov 20, 2021: Quotes from THE FLAVOR BIBLE‘s Laurie Ellen Pellicano quotes the late James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Gina DePalma on THE FLAVOR BIBLE:

“So many dessert recipes call for vanilla that it is like salt for dessert,” notes late pastry chef Gina DePalma in THE FLAVOR BIBLE.  “But sometimes it doesn’t have a place and can muck up things.” As the holiday season comes barreling in, I urge you to reclassify that ubiquitous bottle of vanilla as one of many liquid flavorings available to add dimension to your pies, your bread puddings, your trifles, tortes, and tarts. This year let’s look to the liquor cabinet for a glorious range of flavoring options.

Nov 8, 2021:

Dublin Bartender Cites THE FLAVOR BIBLE as One of “The Most Important References I Use”

Dublin bartender Matheus Bonora Gamez of Dorian recommends THE FLAVOR BIBLE on the website run by


A. I love to check classics and add something new. [Like the Boston Sidecar with Pusser’s!] The Savoy Cocktail Book and THE FLAVOR BIBLE are the most important references I use for my cocktails.

Oct 28, 2021:

Charlotte Chef Jossie Lukacik on THE FLAVOR BIBLE: “A really great book.”

“The Best of Charlotte” podcast interviews Chef Jossie Lukacik, founder of Sweet Spot Studio in Charlotte, who spills the beans on her favorite business book and her favorite cookbook THE FLAVOR BIBLE:

“A really great book….We just wrapped up the first session of our professional training program, and that ended up being the subject that we covered the most….There are so many flavors and flavor combinations you can put together that will just change your world….The world of flavor is so much bigger….That book — whether you’re a cook, a baker, or just a recreational food lover — is a really great one for expanding your palate and experimentation.”

Sweet Spot Studio Charlotte – Meet Chef Jossie Lukacik

Episode 039 Jossie Lukacik is the founder of Sweet Spot Studio in Charlotte, one of the craftiest and most creative concepts we’ve had the pleasure of featuring on the podcast. Jossie was introduced to me by a real friend of this podcast, who will be named in the episode, and I’m so glad she was.

Oct 23, 2021:

HEAVY.COM: “Most Useful Kitchen Gifts” Include THE FLAVOR BIBLE’s Kate Halse rounds up her “Ultimate List” of “101 Fantastic Kitchen Gifts,” which includes THE FLAVOR BIBLE:

Which Are the Most Useful Kitchen Gifts?

THE FLAVOR BIBLE is a must for professionals, dedicated chefs and the culinarily curious. On the inside, cooks will find wisdom and creativity from the best chefs around the world. The end result? A whole new perspective on the aesthetic of flavor, and the intricate ways that ingredients and flavors relate to each other.

101 Fantastic Kitchen Gifts: The Ultimate List (Updated!)

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect kitchen gifts, this gift guide is a great place to shop. With the current food-obsessed culture, cooking shows are more popular than ever before. There’s also a serious fascination with restaurants and dining out and we’ve seen continued growth in stores focused solely on selling cookware and serve ware.

Oct 22, 2021:

HGTV: “Everyone Loves to Receive” THE FLAVOR BIBLE At the Holidays

HGTV’s Maria Conti shares her list of the “30 Holiday Gifts Everyone Loves to Receive (Seriously!)”, which include THE FLAVOR BIBLE:

Trying to find the perfect gift for the new home chef? THE FLAVOR BIBLE features thousands of ingredient entries, providing an incredible database of flavor combinations. Seasoned with tips, anecdotes and signature dishes from America’s most imaginative chefs, this book is an essential reference for every kitchen.

30 Holiday Gifts Everyone Loves to Receive (Seriously!)

What makes for a special gift? One that comes from the heart, of course. We searched high and low to come up with 30 thoughtful gift ideas that pretty much anyone on your list will enjoy. We’re sharing crème-de-la-crème gifts that cater to a variety of hobbies, passions and pastimes.

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

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