Saturday, December 13, 2008

Giveaway! The Flavor Bible by Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg

The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs

Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe--it's knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs' combined experience in top restaurants across the country, Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg present the definitive guide to creating "deliciousness" in any dish.

Thousands of ingredient entries, organized alphabetically and cross-referenced, provide a treasure trove of spectacular flavor combinations. Readers will learn to work more intuitively and effectively with ingredients; experiment with temperature and texture; excite the nose and palate with herbs, spices, and other seasonings; and balance the sensual, emotional, and spiritual elements of an extraordinary meal.
Seasoned with tips, anecdotes, and signature dishes from America's most imaginative chefs, this is an essential reference for every kitchen.


My Review:
This heavy, almost 400-page tome is a great idea for someone who is already a good cook, but who would like to become a gourmet. It's divided into three sections: Learning the Language of Food, Communicating Via the Language of Food, and The Charts, which focuses on the matchmaking of flavors. It's quite detailed. Why there's ten pages on cheese! It's a culinary reference book for the chef at heart.
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The folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for five (5) copies!
  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • I must have a way of contacting you, so be sure to leave your email address in code in your comment (Please do not ask me to look it up!)
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST December 20th and pick the five winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from them within three days, I will select another winner(s).
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.
    Example of email in code:
    you[at]yourmail[dot]com

40 comments:

RAnn said...

I'd like one!! ruthjoec at aol dot com

alishka babushka said...

Oh how I love cooking. This looks amazing! lishybug [at] gmail [dot] com

Lindsey said...

Oh, I would looove a book like this! Thanks for the opportunity to win! :-)

Lindsey
ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

Shimmy Mom said...

Sally, I really hope that you don't mind that I enter all your book give-aways. They just all sound so good. And I have a secret for you. I am NOT a good cook. Maybe this one would help.
shimmywith4[at]yahoo[dot]com
*hugs*

blueviolet said...

My husband is a great cook and I think this would be a terrific way for him to advance his skills even more!
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windycindy said...

Another wonderful book my husband would enjoy. We have so many various seasonings in our kitchen, that it takes two lazy susans to hold them!
Please enter me in your delightful cookbook giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

CC said...

I hope it's okay to enter all your book give-aways. I love all books, but specially cookbooks.
cat_white_cloud (at)yahoo(dot)com

Jessica said...

This book sounds amazing. A really great giveaway. I would love to be entered. jessica(at)fan(dot)com

R.L.Scovens said...

I could definitely use some instructions on spicing things up!!LOL

The Giveaway Diva said...

I'd love to be entered to win one!!
thanks!!

nicolemarielum @gmail.com

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Kate said...

thanks so much for the chance to win! i'd love to!!

glittergurl04(at)hotmail.com

Nicky said...

wow i'd love to be entered into this contest! sounds like a good book!!

glamorchick_007(at)hotmail(dot)com

sara said...

oh my goodness, I would LOVE this one!!!

sarawbowyer at msn dot com

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

This one looks fabulous!
diane.soroko@gmail.com

Patti VZ said...

This looks great for my creative cooking husband!
patvz(at)aol(dot)com

ihchicky said...

I saw this book a couple of weeks back and I have been wanting it ever since. Is it too late to add it to my Christmas list? Hopefully I won't have to! I'd love to win this! :)

ihchicky[at]gmail[dot]com

ChristyJan said...

Please enter me to win a copy of this book.

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Neas Nuttiness said...

My dear friend's husband would love this book. Please enter me.
libneas[at]aol[dot]com

*claire* said...

Ohh I would love to win this book for my chef husband for Christmas! He only reads food books and nothing else. Please enter me, thank you. :D

dreamsongpoem at gmail dot com

cali said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

nite-swimming [at] hotmail [dot] com

Cathy said...

Just thought of someone who would love this book, Sally ~ Thanks for these giveaways. I love them.

cathyls7(at)gmail(dot)com

wordlily said...

I've been drooling over this book since I first heard about it!

WordLily AT gmail.com

Toystory said...

I love to cook, just need more people to eat it once I do....
1prizewinner@gmail.com

Carla said...

add me in:)
toadlillyinbloom@yahoo.com

mindy said...

looks like a wonderful book thanks for the contest

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cdziuba said...

What an absolutely lovely prize. I would be thrilled to win! cdziuba@aol.com

traveler said...

Fabulous book which would be so practical and useful. Thanks for this great giveaway.
saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

ellie said...

Impressive and beautiful book which appeals to me greatly. Thanks.
rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

diane said...

Thaks for this chance. What an ideal book. Just special. bencanada1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Mmmm, I can almost taste it! yes, I'm interested.

Lynne said...

I could really use this, my use of seasonings is pretty basic. Thanks for the giveaway.

lmillitch(at)gmail(dot)com

ruth said...

I enjoy cooking and experimenting and learning. Thanks so much.
elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Vivian Deliz said...

I would love this one!

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Coloradolady said...

I would love this

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Vanessa said...

I would LOVE to win this book! My email is:
veb (dot) frankton (at) gmail (dot) com

Sara said...

Thanks for the contest. Please enter me...Sararush (at) hotmail (.) com

Luck Happens said...

I believe that spices are the key to any meal - and I would love to have this book in my kitchen as a reference. Thanks!

kellifrobinson2 AT gmail DOT com

Brandy said...

Came here through Callapider Days ... GREAT blog! Adding you to my Google Reader!

Sounds like a great book! I'm interested!

gajabra25 AT yahoo DOT com

Smilingsal said...

The winners are:
RAnn
Sara
"Claire"
Carla
Colorado lady