TASTE! is a refreshed and expanded new edition of Glynn’s REAL FLAVOURS – the handbook of gourmet & deli ingredients, voted World’s Best Food Guide and described by Nigel Slater as ‘one of the only ten books you need’.
The book features unique new NEED TO KNOW panels for each category, fast-to-use lists telling you what’s important, whether buying, cooking or eating. Each is a guide to how to spot the good, the bad or ugly, and the ideal ways to enjoy the world’s best deli ingredients.
TASTE! is an all-embracing, comprehensive handbook of speciality food information, from salt, pepper, sugar and salt to Portuguese Egg Tarts, sourdough, olive oil, caviar, wondrous British charcuterie, cheese and cheesecakes. Included are chapters on Beans, Peas and Pulses, Bread and Baking, Charcuterie, Chocolate, Chutneys, Ferments and Pickles, Coffee, Dairy including Cheese, Fish, Fish Eggs and Seafood, Fruit, Vegetables, Nuts, Dried Mushrooms and Sea Vegetables, Grains including Pasta, Herbs, Spices and Natural Flavourings, Oils, Olives, Sauces, Sugars, Syrups and Honey, Tea and Herbal Teas, and Vinegars.
You’ll end up reading TASTE! like a challenging novel, because it also presents controversial opinions about chillies, synthetic flavourings, palm oils and more. Glynn says: ‘the book answers the questions you didn’t know you should have asked, and is an ingredient handbook that makes every cookbook work.’
Best known in Britain as a pioneering and innovative BBC-TV and radio chef, New Zealand born Glynn Christian is also an acclaimed food journalist, lecturer, public speaker and the author of over 25 books mainly about food and cookery. His UK journalistic career includes writing weekly for The Sunday Telegraph for four years for which he was nominated for Glenfiddich Food Writer of the Year, Elle (5 years) and magazines such as OK, House and Gardens, and Gardens Illustrated. He co-founded iconic Mr Christian’s Provisions on Portobello Rd, helped found the UK Guild of Food Writers, named the Great Taste Awards and is the holder of a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guild of Good Food. He lives and works in Battersea, London.