Are you a food geek? A closet (or out-of-the-closet) gourmand who loves tinkering with ingredients and flavors? A gatherer of knowledge, trivia, and factoids? If so, Karen Page’s gorgeous hardcover book, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is for you. It’s filled with more information than could possibly fit into one person’s head – no matter how big of a nerd he or she is. You’ll find herbs, spices, nuts, greens, vegetables, fruits, grains – – their flavors, description, nutritional profiles, flavor affinities, botanical relatives, calories – *take a breath* – and suggested ways to use them.
The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is the latest tome by Karen Page and it’s rather awe-inspiring, as you can see from the above description. Karen holds a certificate in Plant-based Nutrition from Cornell (T. Colin Campbell’s program) and has twice received a James Bear Award for other books; plus she was the wine columnist for The Washington Post. Oh, and by the way, her husband, Andrew Dornenburg, another author, took the photos that grace the book.
For a chance to feed your inner (and outer) geek, enter the giveaway below. Open to those residing in the U.S.
My favorite flavor pairings are chocolate and oranges.
My favorite flavor pairing is garlic & onion.
My favorite pairing is miso and tahini – kind of a salty/tangy taste.
I’ve been seeing this book around and it looks amazing! Super awesome you got to check it out!! My favorite pic is the chocolate one, of course, lol!
Too many faves to list–so many more to discover! This book promises as much passion, suspense, and delight as any novel I plan to read!
tomatoes and basil
I am a sucker for salty and sweet pairings.
I love using garlic and sometimes smoked paprika when I want a smoky flavor
one of my favorites is tumeric, ginger, garlic and mustard seeds
I love blueberries and vanilla!
I love sweet with salty!!!! Think chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate bark sprinkled with sea salt, etc.
My favorite pairing is chocolate and peanut butter!
Hands down, dark chocolate and sea salt. Yum!
My favorite food pairing is rosemary, sage, oregano and basil. I’ll use any combination of the four herbs and the results are fabulous. I want to learn more about combining savory, sweet flavors, sour and savory and salty sweet flavors. Thanks for offering the giveaway!
Maple-mustard-miso is a surprisingly good combination. I like to use it to glaze roasted vegetables.
I love pairing chocolate and berries! Or chocolate and chai 🙂
I really like garlic and onions together.
Chocolate and peanut butter
Coconut and ginger
Vanilla and orange
Chili and lime
One of my favorite flavor combos, at least when it comes to spices, is paprika and oregano. It goes really well with tons of different things.
Cinnamon and chocolate, and I also like using liquid smoke with bean dishes
Those are both great flavor pairings!
My favorite pairing is lavender with lemon and rosemary.
My favorite pairing is dark chocolate and coconut!
Oh yum yum! That is my second favorite pairing!
I love dark chocolate and salt 🙂 Salted chocolate yum!
I really love chili and cinnamon! Such a nice sweet and spicy combo, especially on sweet potato fries!
That sounds delicious!