Joy Manning writes in EverydayHealth.com about “6 Ways to Break Out of a Healthy Food Rut,” interviewing Wesley McWhorter, RD, a trained chef and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, who shares his best tips for busting a healthy food rut — including THE FLAVOR BIBLE:
Dust Off Your Library Card: Most libraries have a whole section dedicated to books about food and cooking. Take an hour to browse the stacks and borrow whatever catches your eye. Of course, you’ll find traditional cookbooks, which can be extremely useful for rut-breaking ideas. But there are many other food books that can get your ideas flowing.
“One of my favorites is called THE FLAVOR BIBLE. It is full of information about how to combine different flavors,” says McWhorter. It spells out which foods taste best together. You may find combos you wouldn’t have considered, like fennel and orange. With a few other ingredients, this pairing makes an exciting and flavorful salad — a far cry from the standard chopped romaine with oil and vinegar.
Just remember that you don’t have to follow recipes you find in books exactly, says McWhorter: “It’s a good way to get inspired and get excited about cooking again.”
Meal prepping can get boring in a hurry, and that can make it tough to stick with it and meet your healthy eating goals. But these expert tips and recipes for healthy weekday meals will keep you inspired and hungry for more.
Vice.com‘s Mary Frances Knapp interviews Sophia Roe on “How to Get Into Plant-Based Cooking,” and she recommends THE FLAVOR BIBLE:
“What cookbooks would you recommend for people who are new to plant-based cooking?
Start with THE FLAVOR BIBLE instead. That’s going to help you understand what goes with what. Forget the whole idea of [needing to] start with a vegan cookbook, because it’s just going to intimidate you. You need technique. A foundation. That’s what The Flavor Bible gives to you.
That book also lets you understand like, say, lemons and blueberries; almonds and raspberries. It makes you feel like even if you’re not using cheese or meat, that you still know how to be creative. You’ll learn what to do with fennel in a really easy way! Which is, pickle it. Or microplane it really thin with shallots and zucchini and tomatoes, or some grapefruit—it’s fire. Trust me.
VICE may receive a commission if you buy products through the links on our site. Read more here. Photo by Briana Balducci / Composite by VICE Staff From microplanes and must-have pans to essential cookbooks, the chef shares a smorgasbord of accessible advice on plant-based cooking. Plant-based cooking sounds easy enough.
MOB KITCHEN UK interviews leading chefs on their favorite cookbooks — which include CULINARY ARTISTRY:
Kundan Singh – CULINARY ARTISTRY by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page
CULINARY ARTISTRY is one of my all-time favourite cookbooks. The book itself interviews leading chefs on how they find their inspiration for dishes and new flavour pairings. Using various recipes as examples, they discuss what makes them select and pair ingredients and how flavours work together to create something exceptional. The book has pushed me to experiment with new ingredients on the tandoor – the most recent being raw jackfruit!”
Kundan is the head chef at Tandoor Chop House.
We asked some of our favourite chefs to tell us about the cookbooks that mean the most to them. From Erchen Chang to Jake Finn, here’s what they chose. I read cookbooks like their novels; I own multiple cookbooks which I’ve pored over countless times despite having never cooked an actual recipe from them.
Capitol Hill Seattle’s Kimberly Kinchen interviews Little Lago’s Will Steinway on his cookbook shelves, which feature his favorite book THE FLAVOR BIBLE:
How does the book make it onto that shelf? For the most part, it’s books that we use on a more constant basis. Most come from my house library that we’ll bring in, and if we find we’re using it more than once or twice, then it’ll stay on the shelf. Sometimes they come back and then go back to the store. But for the most part, those are just our go-to books.
If you had to choose a favorite, which one would it be? Well, I guess it depends on what is being done, but I would say that my favorite book is THE FLAVOR BIBLE, which is much more of a resource than anything else. When it comes to baking, I would say Bake, which we have all four volumes of.
ClubAndResortChef.com editor Joanna DeChellis interviews Chef Ted Ghiglieri on his influences, and names THE FLAVOR BIBLE as his favorite cookbook.
Chef’s Thoughts is sponsored by barillafs.com. Ted Ghiglieri is the Executive Sous Chef of Austin (Texas) Country Club. Prior to this post, he was the Executive Chef of Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas. You’d be surprised to learn that I am a huge nerd. I really enjoy Sci-Fi and fantasy literature and D&D.
BinWise.com‘s Joshua Weatherwax compiles a list of the “15 Best Wine Books: Learn About Wine” — upon which WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT appears as “the pinnacle of food-related wine books.”
James Beard Award winner authors Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg put together this award-winning comprehensive guide to food-wine pairs. This knowledgeable duo has gone further than anyone else and compiled a list of the best food pairings for wine, coffee, tea, and more. Using their knowledge as world-class sommeliers, the pair have created a book that’s just as useful for professionals as it is for novices. You’ll never again question whether a particular red wine goes with the chicken you’re having for dinner. WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT is the pinnacle of food-related wine books. As a bartender, this book is vital in learning how to sell wine.
Books for beginners, books for experts, books for traveling, books for cooking, wine books everywhere on every subject! There have been thousands of books published covering nearly every aspect of wine you can think of. It can be difficult to sort through them all to find the gems that are actually worth reading.
World’s Best Bars starts a new profile series “Meet the Shakers” starting with acclaimed bartender Tiffanie Barriere — who is asked her advice for aspiring bartenders and mentions THE FLAVOR BIBLE:
Q. What advice would you give to someone just starting out?
A. …Write down flavors by seasons. It will help with seasonal cocktails. Buy a FLAVOR BIBLE.
Welcome to “Meet the shakers”, our new interview series spotlighting the movers and shakers who help make the bar world… Welcome to “Meet the shakers”, our new interview series spotlighting the movers and shakers who help make the bar world a more inclusive space for all.