I’ve said it probably a million times here, but The Flavor Bible is absolutely one of my favorite resources when developing new recipes. When one of the authors approached me and asked if I would like to help celebrate their 5 year anniversary and offer a giveaway, I said “Absolutely, yes!”


This book is fantastic if you’re interested in developing your own recipes, whether you’re a beginner or a more seasoned cook. It’s also great if you’re looking to branch out into some new ingredients. Say you’ve had your eye on that rutabaga in the produce section but you’re just not sure what to pair it with. This book solves that problem. Ingredients are arranged alphabetically, so turn on over to the “R” page and look up that rutabaga. There you’ll see that it pairs well with pears and even better with apples — along with tons of other options. Then you’ll see a few recipe titles from the top chefs in the country if you’re still looking for a little extra inspiration. How good does Apple Rutabaga Soup sound from Patrick O’Connell of the Inn at Little Washington? You’ll also learn that rutabagas are in season autumn to spring. They have a sweat taste and can be prepared by boiling, braising, deep-frying, pureeing, roasting or steaming.

Blueberries, sour cream, saffron, nutmeg, chestnuts, black-eyed peas, matsutake mushrooms, you’ll find them all in The Flavor Bible.

Did you get a freelance project to make a killer pumpkin recipe? Stuck in the rut of pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cake? Open up The Flavor Bible and you’ll find that pumpkin pairs well with bay leaves or sage, lobster or curry or duck or raisins! I bet you already are coming up with a few great recipe ideas.

You guys. I bought this book with my own money and they aren’t paying me to say this: I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK.

I should say though, that I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this book to the cook that is just beginning to learn the basics of cooking. However, I would recommend this to anyone looking to experiment and customize or create recipes based on their liking, tastes, and what is in season.


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GIVEAWAY DETAILS: One (1) winner will recieve a copy of The Flavor Bible. (yay! lucky you!)

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Disclaimer: There is none. Love this book, bought it with my own money and wanted to help the authors celebrate five years of helping cooks everywhere create great new recipes. Post does contain affiliate links.