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Lateral Cooking: One Dish Leads to Another

Lateral Cooking

One Dish Leads to Another

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ISBN10: 1635572649 ISBN13: 9781635572643 Contributors: Ottolenghi, Yotam (Foreword); A Practice for Everyday Life (Illustrator) Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA Published: Nov 5 2019 Pages: 609 Weight: 3.40lbs. Height: 10.75" Width: 7.00" Depth: 1.75" Language: English

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A groundbreaking handbook--the method companion to its critically acclaimed predecessor, The Flavor Thesaurus--with a foreword by Yotam Ottolenghi.

Niki Segnit used to follow recipes to the letter, even when she'd made a dish a dozen times. But as she tested the combinations that informed The Flavor Thesaurus, she detected the basic rubrics that underpinned most recipes. Lateral Cooking offers these formulas, which, once readers are familiar with them, will prove infinitely adaptable.

The book is divided into twelve chapters, each covering a basic culinary category, such as Bread, Stock, Soup & Stew, or Sauce. The recipes in each chapter are arranged on a continuum, passing from one to another with just a tweak or two to the method or ingredients. Once you've got the hang of flatbreads, for instance, then its neighboring dishes (crackers, soda bread, scones) will involve the easiest and most intuitive adjustments. The result is greater creativity in the kitchen: Lateral Cooking encourages improvisation, resourcefulness, and, ultimately, the knowledge and confidence to cook by heart.

Lateral Cooking is a practical book, but, like The Flavor Thesaurus, it's also a highly enjoyable read, drawing widely on culinary science, history, ideas from professional kitchens, observations by renowned food writers, and Segnit's personal recollections. Entertaining, opinionated, and inspirational, with a handsome three-color design, Lateral Cooking will have you torn between donning your apron and settling back in a comfortable chair.
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