The Flavour Thesaurus - More Flavours
Part of Chester Literature Festival 2023
Following her best-selling treasury of flavour combinations, The Flavour Thesaurus, Niki Segnit is back with its all-new, plant-led sequel, The Flavour Thesaurus – More Flavours.
Join Niki on a sensory trip, taking in classic and less familiar pairings and learning not just how to taste, but how to put the experience into words.
Every audience member will be given a tasting plate so they can sample some of the pairings along the way.
Young members: £5
Non-members: £10 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)
The Flavour Thesaurus has sold over quarter of a million copies and been published in fifteen different languages. It’s an iconic book with evangelists that span the world, from Nigel Slater, Yotam Ottolenghi, Heston Blumenthal, Brian Eno and Kate Winslet to baristas, bar tenders and wine writers.
In The Flavour Thesaurus: More Flavours – Plant-led pairings, recipes and ideas for cooks, Segnit examines 92 original flavours from Kale to Cashew, Pomegranate to Pistachio. With the economy of a thesaurus, each flavour is paired with those it complements.
Some of the pairings are classic, like Honey & Yoghurt or Green Bean & Tomato, some are contemporary like Turmeric & Ginger or Black Bean & Avocado, many are global like Miso & Seaweed or Tofu & Chilli, and others are compellingly unexpected, like Tamarind & Cheese or Papaya & Green Bean. There are over 800 witty and erudite entries combining recipes, tasting notes and stories to bring each ingredient to life.
Together with Niki Segnit’s first book, The Flavour Thesaurus, this is a modern classic of food writing. Witty, playful and beautifully written, More Flavours is as much a bedside read as an indispensable kitchen resource.