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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

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.

Oct 8, 2021:

Nutritionists and Dietitians Agree: “20 Best Healthy Cookbooks” Include THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE’s Katie Bourque and Felicia Lalomia interviewed nutrition experts about must-read cookbooks for the best cooking and eating, compiling their list of the “20 Best Healthy Cookbooks, According to Nutritionists and Dietitians” — and THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE appears at #11:


If you or someone you cook for complains that all vegetarian food tastes the same, crack open this book. It’ll show you what spices to pair with your veggies for a delicious meal.

The 20 Best Healthy Cookbooks, According To Nutritionists And Dietitians

The words “healthy eating” have become so buzzy that they’ve almost lost their meaning. To get it back, we reached out to a handful of nutritionists and dietitians with one simple question: What cookbooks do you turn to for vitamin-packed, well-balanced recipes? Below, you’ll find their recommendations, plus some of our personal Delish favorites.

Oct 1, 2021:

Favorite Cookbooks of “The Drew Barrymore Show”: THE FLAVOR BIBLE

“The Drew Barrymore Show” celebrates National Cookbook Month by featuring some of the show’s favorite cookbooks — which include THE FLAVOR BIBLE:

…So to celebrate National Cookbook Month, we’re rounding up some of our favorite cookbooks that you should check out, including Drew’s own!

“Rebel Homemaker” by Drew Barrymore and Pilar Valdes
“Let’s Do Dinner” by Antoni Porowski
“Sababa” by Adeena Sussman
“F*ck It, I’ll Start Tomorrow: A True Story” by Action Bronson
“Mixtape Potluck” by Questlove
“Eat Better, Feel Better” by Giada De Laurentiis
“Modern Comfort Food” by Ina Garten
“LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About” by Patti Labelle
“7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week” by Jamie Oliver
“Toscana in Bocca” by Grazietta Butazzi
“Venice: Four Seasons of Home Cooking” by Russell Norman
“Hawksmoor: Restaurants & Recipes” by Huw Gott & Will Beckett
“The Nom Wah Cookbook” by Wilson Tang
“Bread Is Gold” by Massimo Bottura
“The Food of a Younger Land” by Mark Kurlansky
“Vegetables Unleashed” by Jose Andres
“Living Lively” by Haile Thomas
“THE FLAVOR BIBLE” by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg
“Cook This Book” by Molly Baz

Celebrate National Cookbook Month with Some of Our Favorite Cookbooks!

Here at The Drew Barrymore Show, we LOVE all things cooking and especially when they’re from cookbooks! Just like a regular book club, at Drew’s Cookbook Club, we dive deep into the fascinating works of some of the biggest culinary greats, like when Drew cooked with Giada De Laurentiis from her latest cookbook or when Drew chatted with Jamie Oliver about his new book, 7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week!

Sep 21, 2021:

Chef Patrick Fagen on His Favorite Cookbook: CULINARY ARTISTRY

Club + Resort Chef‘s Joanna DeChellis interviews Chef Patrick Fagen on his favorite things — which include CULINARY ARTISTRY:

Patrick Fagen, CEC, AAC, ACE, is the Executive Chef of Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., a position he has held for the past six years. Prior to this post, he was Executive Chef of Pine Tree Golf Club, Boynton Beach, Fla.

My favorite cookbook is CULINARY ARTISTRY.
My favorite kitchen hack is baking clams in the oven to pop them open.
I am motivated and inspired by CULINARY ARTISTRY.

Chef’s Thoughts with Patrick Fagen – Club + Resort Chef

Chef’s Thoughts is sponsored by Patrick Fagen, CEC, AAC, ACE, is the Executive Chef of Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., a position he has held for the past six years. Prior to this post, he was Executive Chef of Pine Tree Golf Club, Boynton Beach, Fla.

Sep 6, 2021:


The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts interviewed Escoffier chef-instructors about must-read books in the profession, compiling a list of “7 Books All Chefs Should Read” — which include both CULINARY ARTISTRY and THE FLAVOR BIBLE:

#2: Best for Menu Planning: THE FLAVOR BIBLE: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs, by Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page
Anyone looking to experiment in the kitchen — whether at home or commercially — should probably invest in this book. THE FLAVOR BIBLE is hailed as a definitive source for all things flavor.

These authors hold two spots on this list for their leading culinary texts. THE FLAVOR BIBLE is just one of their many critically acclaimed books. It includes information on the best seasonings for different types of dishes and cuisines, as well as which flavor combinations work well together, and why.

Recommended by Escoffier Chef Instructors Stuart Stein, Jesper Jonsson, Brian Felicella, and Daniel Bearss.

#5: Best for the Creative Chef: CULINARY ARTISTRY, by Andrew Dornenburg & Karen Page
Remember how we promised multiple recommended books from expert culinarians Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page? This list includes another masterpiece from these two authors: CULINARY ARTISTRY. This book is a staple for the shelf of anyone who considers themselves (or aspires to be) inventive in the realm of culinary arts.

Just ask Escoffier Chef Instructor Vickie Davenport. Says Vickie, “This book is great for helping chefs understand the theory of flavor and taste and how to combine ingredients in a way that is seasonally appropriate, as well as complimentary in flavor. Many famous chefs share their recipes as well as the process of how they developed the recipe — from ingredients to a recipe, and from a recipe to full menu item. I consider [CULINARY ARTISTRY] to be an invaluable investment in your professional development!”

Recommended by Escoffier Chef Instructors Vickie Davenport, Kareen Linton, and Cheryl Herbert.

7 Books All Chefs Should Read According to Professional Chefs – Escoffier

A critical part of being a chef or a baker is remaining teachable. In fact, many people in culinary professions claim to be lifelong students of the craft. One way to keep expanding your education as a chef or baker is by reading acclaimed culinary books.

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

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