Taste is a truly original look at food and cooking. Apart from the essential fact that everything is told in Pictures, graphic illustrations or Infographics, it isn’t a recipe book. A collaboration between Laura Rowe and Vicki Turner, this is a book stuffed with foodie facts to make you think, trigger your imagination and create something a little different from your ingredients.
Laura Rowe is an experienced food and drink writer, having written for Word Of Mouth the Guardian’s foodblog, Olive magazine, and edited the Guild Of Food Writers magazine. In addition to the theory she is also a home economist working with several celebrity chefs creating the – “Here’s one I made earlier.” Vicki Turner is a British designer and illustrator with a passion for the natural world. As well as working with Disney/Pixar, Cartoon network, Surfers Against Sewage and the RNLI her projects have been featured in Elle Decoration, The Telegraph and Grand Designs.
“Taste is meant to be a starting point, a beginners guide to being a foodie”
This is where you’ll discover the perfect proportion of filling to bread for a Reuben, an Elvis or the best fish finger sandwich; how many calories the average Brit eats on Christmas day (you’ll be staggered) or how to best savour a courgette, grated, peeled, sliced or spiralized. Explore the permutations of pesto or make a fabulous hummus with a great pictorial recipe.
Have you secretly always wanted to make a sourdough starter and revel in fabulous homemade bread or do you throw away too much stale bread? Turn it into a salad, pudding or layered casserole. Bluff your way in honey with a vibrant double page spread, or discover the name for all those curious pasta shapes. Taste has the answers.
Flip to the back of the book and indulge in cocktails, raise a glass of mother’s ruin whilst taking in the silhouetted botanicals and if you find vodka a little bland, pep it up with a ferris wheel of flavours.
My only bug bear is that there is a table of contents in the front, but no index, so you do need to know whether the item you want is – From The Plot, Off The Farm, Out Of The Water, In The Larder, On The Table, From The Bar or Any Other Business. But if you’re using it to dip in and out of, this really doesn’t matter.
Taste is as much a coffee table book to enjoy and amuse your friends, as a permanent part of your cook book shelf. Fun and lively, beautifully illustrated, it fills you with facts and ‘can do’ in the kitchen.
The book is published by Aurum Press, Price £20, click here for more information.
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