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The Resource Bitter : a taste of the world's most dangerous flavor, with recipes, Jennifer McLagan ; photography by Aya Brackett

Bitter : a taste of the world's most dangerous flavor, with recipes, Jennifer McLagan ; photography by Aya Brackett

Label
Bitter : a taste of the world's most dangerous flavor, with recipes
Title
Bitter
Title remainder
a taste of the world's most dangerous flavor, with recipes
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer McLagan ; photography by Aya Brackett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The champion of uncelebrated foods including fat, offal, and bones, Jennifer McLagan turns her attention to a fascinating, underappreciated, and trending topic: bitterness. What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate, and radicchio all have in common? They're bitter. In this deep and fascinating exploration of bitter through science, culture, history, and 120 deliciously idiosyncratic recipes, award-winning author Jennifer McLagan makes a case for this misunderstood flavor. Biologically-speaking, the taste of something bitter--unlike sweet, which can indicate a nutrient-rich food, and salty, which indicates the presence of needed minerals--can signify a poison, so an appreciation for bitterness must develop with age and experience. Bitter is a known appetite stimulant and is often just the thing to add dimension and balance to a dish. While some culinary cultures, such as in Italy and parts of Asia, have an inherent appreciation for bitter flavors (think Campari and Chinese bitter melon), little attention has been given to bitterness in North America: we're much more likely to reach for salty or sweet. However, even in North America, bitter is making inroads with increased interest in cocktail bitters, craft beers, and artisanal coffee; and consumption of bitter salad greens and chocolate is growing. In the capable hands of McLagan, bitterness will emerge from the shadows of the culinary underworld and get its deserved place in the spotlight"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McLagan, Jennifer
Dewey number
664/.07
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TX546
LC item number
.M38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bitterness (Taste)
  • Cooking
  • COOKING / Specific Ingredients / General
  • COOKING / History
  • COOKING / Essays
Label
Bitter : a taste of the world's most dangerous flavor, with recipes, Jennifer McLagan ; photography by Aya Brackett
Link
9781607745167.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born to be bitter -- Liquid bitter -- Pungently bitter -- Subtly bitter -- Surprisingly bitter -- Dark, forbidden, and very bitter
Control code
1569645
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781607745167
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014023824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1569645
  • (OCoLC)866837225
Label
Bitter : a taste of the world's most dangerous flavor, with recipes, Jennifer McLagan ; photography by Aya Brackett
Link
9781607745167.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born to be bitter -- Liquid bitter -- Pungently bitter -- Subtly bitter -- Surprisingly bitter -- Dark, forbidden, and very bitter
Control code
1569645
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781607745167
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014023824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1569645
  • (OCoLC)866837225

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