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Off Topic: The Flavour Thesaurus takes food beyond the infinite

Cook's book.

"No wonder it's hard to stop grazing on avocados: they taste like grass and have the texture of butter."

In 2010, Niki Segnit published The Flavour Thesaurus, a compact and distinctly durable hardback that does exactly what the title suggests it will. It puts flavours together and explains what the most harmonious combinations create. The book is a beauty, silvery board covers and fore-edges stained the warm, watercolour pink of Dragonfruit skin, a tone wheel that is actually a flavour wheel directing your eye. The whole thing's pretty but also hardy - a tool at heart, a book to withstand spattering from the hob.

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About the author

Christian Donlan

Christian Donlan

Features Editor

Christian Donlan is a features editor for Eurogamer. He is the author of The Unmapped Mind, published as The Inward Empire in the US.


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