The Good Soup

The Good Soup, a blog by a chef and food ethicist, who catalogues her books by colour
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Good Produce Guide 2011 by Rose Prince
Good Produce Guide 2011 by Rose Prince
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I was so excited to find this guide, as London is hard for this ethically minded foodie to negotiate. I like to know where my food is coming from, and this book delivers just the right sort of information about provenance and quality.

The problem is, Rose Prince is trying to cover the whole of the UK, and I think some places might not be covered very well yet.

I lived in Belfast for a stint two years ago, and a few of the Belfast places she mentions in the book are a little... well, not that great, and several that I know of are not mentioned at all. Now, I think this is just one of those prices you pay when you take on an ambitious project like this. What needs to… Read more
The Flavor Thesaurus: A Compendium of Pairings, Re&hellip by Niki Segnit
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Niki Segnit has achieved something truly original with this book. First, she creates a flavour continuum; 99 flavours by which to organise her book. These 99 flavours she further classifies into groupings such as 'Roasted', 'Mustardy', 'Woodland', 'Bramble and Hedge' and 'Earthy'. Then, she goes through each of these groupings, flavour by flavour. Using literary, film and TV references, anecdotes, food science, cooking lore and recipes, she describes each flavours pairing with others, from the exquisite to the overrated.

Now, neither the flavours Niki chooses for her continuum nor their pairngs are comprehensive, but this book is the beginning of something quite marvelous, as… Read more