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Author McLagan, Jennifer.

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

Publication Info. Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2014]

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  664 BER    AVAILABLE
Description 263 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Born to be bitter -- Liquid bitter -- Pungently bitter -- Subtly bitter -- Surprisingly bitter -- Dark, forbidden, and very bitter.
Subject Bitterness (Taste)
Cooking.
Added Author Brackett, Aya.
ISBN 9781607745167 (hardback)
160774516X (hardback)
9781607745174 (ebook)

 
    
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