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How to Taste: The Curious Cook's Handbook to Seasoning and Balance, from Umami to Acid and Beyond—with Recipes!
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This engaging and approachable (and humorous!) guide to taste and flavor will make you a more skilled and confident home cook
How to Taste outlines the underlying principles of taste, and then takes a deep dive into salt, acid, bitter, sweet, fat, umami, bite (heat), aromatics, and texture. You'll find out how temperature impacts your enjoyment of the dishes you make as does color, alcohol, and more. The handbook goes beyond telling home cooks what ingredients go well together or explaining cooking ratios. You'll learn how to adjust a dish that's too salty or too acidic and how to determine when something might be lacking. It also includes recipes and simple kitchen experiments that illustrate the importance of salt in a dish, or identifies whether you're a "supertaster" or not. Each recipe and experiment highlights the chapter's main lesson.
How to Taste will ultimately help you feel confident about why and how various components of a dish are used to create balance, harmony, and deliciousness.

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        Every eater relies on a sense of taste to distinguish good food from bad, healthy from toxic, and to simply enjoy the pleasure of flavor. But how much do average consumers know about what it really is that excites their taste buds? Selengut explains the mysteries of human taste, not simply to offer scientific theory but to help both cooks and eaters to figure out how to improve their own discernment and appreciation of one of the most elusive and subjective of the five senses. Using science, she explains how salt, sour, sweet, bitter, and umami come together in the mouth to generate flavor. For the empirically minded, she offers some taste experiments that illustrate chemical and physical principles. For the cook, Selengut deftly lays out how to analyze a dish to determine which basic taste is either over- or underrepresented and offers paths to correct deficiencies and yield maximum flavor. A wealth of accessible, practical information marks this as a singular achievement.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2018, American Library Association.)

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