Media Mentions

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.

Aug 16, 2021:

Chef Wesley McWhorter, RD’s Favorite Books Include THE FLAVOR BIBLE

Joy Manning writes in 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.”

6 Ways to Break Out of a Healthy Food Rut

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.

Jul 29, 2021:

Sophia Roe Recommends THE FLAVOR BIBLE for Plant-Based Cooking‘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.

How to Get Into Plant-Based Cooking, According to Sophia Roe

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.

Jul 27, 2021:

Chef Kundan Singh’s Favorite Cookbook: CULINARY ARTISTRY

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.

Your Favourite Chef’s Favourite Cookbook

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.