Culinary Artistry — Andrew Dorenberg & Karen Page
After reading CULINARY ARTISTRY, I understand the food industry, and specifically the mindset of culinary professionals, better than I did before. Especially valuable in this book is the listing of “flavor pals”, which is an excellent quick-reference for matching flavors. It spreads the palette of food flavors before you, allowing mixing and matching of complimentary (or disparate) taste elements in your own creations. This is a very handy reference book, and one that I recommend strongly.