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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

Mar 13, 2020:’s “Book of the Month”: THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE

The website featured “Natural Home Remedies for Asthma Sufferers,” spotlighting as its “Cookbook of the Month” THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE:

THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE: 1000s of Ideas for Plant-Based Meals
A Swedish study published in the Journal of Asthma reported that asthma patients that practised a vegan diet for a full year had a significant decrease in their need for asthma medication and in the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. Another study, published in the journal BMJ, found that in young Chinese people, the risk of asthmatic symptoms decreased with high fresh vegetable consumption. If you’re thinking about switching to a more plant-based diet but fear your meals will lose flavor in the process, you should definitely check out THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE by culinary expert and award-winning author Karen Page. Rather than providing a bunch of recipes that you might get bored of within a few months, this ingenious guide teaches you how to use various ingredients by focusing on their flavor and the flavors they go well with. A wonderful idea generator for home cooks who love the idea of experimenting with vegetarian flavors, this definitive guide on deliciousness is available through

Natural Home Remedies for Asthma Sufferers: Help and Relief Through Nutrition’s Your one-stop source for information on the optimal diet, the top 19 foods, and the best recipes for preventing and relieving asthma symptoms. Asthma is a respiratory disorder affecting the airways of the lungs.

Mar 12, 2020:

Mixologist Ravin Buzzell Names THE FLAVOR BIBLE His “Favorite Cookbook”

Cathy Thomas of Orange Coast magazine interviews mixologist Ravin Buzzell at CdM restaurant in California, who names THE FLAVOR BIBLE as his favorite cookbook:

The mixologist at CdM restaurant pushes the boundaries of flavor.

Q.  Do you have a favorite cookbook?

A.  “THE FLAVOR BIBLE” by Karen A. Page and Andrew Dornenburg. It’s my source for finding new flavor pairings.

5 Questions With CdM Mixologist Ravin Buzzell

The mixologist at CdM restaurant pushes the boundaries of flavor. What’s your secret weakness? I have a thrifting problem; I’m always on the lookout for vintage glassware in thrift stores, both decanters and glasses. Do you have a favorite cookbook? “The Flavor Bible” by Karen A. Page and Andrew Dornenburg.

Mar 6, 2020:

The Passing of Chef Gray Kunz, Who Was Featured in CULINARY ARTISTRY

Bret Thorn of Nation’s Restaurant News reports the news that “Chef Gray Kunz dies at 65,” mentioning and quoting from Andrew Dornenburg‘s Facebook post:

Cookbook author Andrew Dornenburg also expressed sadness at Kunz’s passing. “From speaking with many extraordinary chefs who came up through his kitchen … we know what a transformational experience they credit it as being.”

He also quoted Kunz from CULINARY ARTISTRY, a book he wrote with Karen Page: “We are certainly associated with the arts. … What helps the chef is the simple desire to create dishes that are constantly on a very high level. It’s a shame you can’t put some of them on canvas!”

Gray Kunz, who helped introduce Asian fusion flavors to America, dies at 65

The culinary world mourned a titan on Friday as the news spread of the death of Gray Kunz, a pioneer who helped introduce European-Asian fusion cuisine to the United States. He was 65. His death was confirmed on his Instagram page: Related: The culinary world remembers Paul Bocuse “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce the passing of the great Chef Gray Kunz.

Mar 4, 2020:

North Carolina Author Recommends THE FLAVOR BIBLE For Making the Most of Your Pantry

Melissa Reardon of WNC magazine, serving Western North Carolina, interviews cookbook author Ashley English on pro tips for getting your pantry provisions in order, and she recommends THE FLAVOR BIBLE:

“You also need to know how to use and maximize less obvious elements, and for this English recommends THE FLAVOR BIBLE, which offers an alphabetical listing of ingredients and the flavors they pair well with. It’s a resource she says can inspire new cooks and skilled chefs alike.”

Stock Up

A well-stocked pantry is the foundation of being able to cook at home. It reduces stress and costs, and helps solve the question, “What’s for supper?” For guidance on upping your pantry proficiency, Candler-based cookbook and homesteading author Ashley English shares her list of favorite ingredients and how to personalize and stock your shelves for mealtime success.

Feb 27, 2020:

THE FLAVOR BIBLE “An Incredible Encyclopedia of Flavor Matching”

Amanda Gabriele of The Manual interviews Ariel Brodsky about her map-based around-the-world cocktail menu at Wild Ink at Hudson Yards in New York City, in which she sings the praises of THE FLAVOR BIBLE:

Brodsky has worked with some of the most talented chefs in the world — think Jean Georges and Marc Forgione — so her goal has always been to craft drink menus that add to a well-rounded culinary experience, not compete with it. “At this point, I’m pretty good at knowing if something is going to clash or not,” she adds. “When in doubt, THE FLAVOR BIBLE is an incredible encyclopedia of flavor matching.”

Wild Ink’s Cocktail Menu Is Inspired by the Heritage of Its Employees | The Manual

When you open the cocktail menu at New York City’s Wild Ink, you’ll notice that it’s not organized by spirit or flavor profile. Instead, you’re presented with a map of the world, and each cocktail is placed on the country from which it was inspired, representing the heritage of someone on the Wild Ink staff.

Feb 27, 2020:

Founders of Michelin Two-Star Restaurant in Athens Have Five Copies of THE FLAVOR BIBLE

Interviewed by, the founders of the Michelin two-star restaurant Funky Gourmet in Athens — Georgianna Chiliadaki and Nikos Roussos — name THE FLAVOR BIBLE as their favorite cookbook:

The cookbook we always go back to is THE FLAVOR BIBLE by Karen Page’s and Andrew Dornenburg. We have got five copies: in the office, the restaurant, our house and our holiday home. We always revisit it when we’re preparing a new dish.

A Magic Cabinet – Funky Gourmet

Georgianna Chiliadaki and Nikos Roussos, the founders of the Michelin awarded Funky Gourmet restaurant open their own magic cabinet. It is full of memories, aromas, flavours, their loved ones and plans for the future Cookbook The cookbook we always go back to is The Flavor Bible by Karen Page’s and Andrew Dornenburg.

Feb 17, 2020:

BuzzFeed: If Eating Is Your Favorite Hobby, You’ll Love THE FLAVOR BIBLE

Jasmin Suknanin of BuzzFeed compiled a list of “28 Products You’ll Probably Love If Eating Is Your Favorite Hobby,” which features THE FLAVOR BIBLE as #8:

A copy of THE FLAVOR BIBLE, so you can start creating mouth-watering combinations of ingredients, textures, and temperatures whether you have a streak of ruining your dinners or every ingredient you touch turns to a meal of gold.

28 Products You’ll Probably Love If Eating Is Your Favorite Hobby

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