Feb 15, 2014 8:20 AM
Niki Segnit's book, The Flavor Thesaurus ($20), is not a cookbook. It's more like a cook guideline. She writes about intuition, flavor profiles, creative combinations, and exploration, and while there are a few recipes dotting the pages, the emphasis is on crafting meals that deviate from basic instructions. It's a fascinating way to look at food, and it'll make you wanna get crackin' in the kitchen to spice things up a bit!