`As well as a highly
original cookbook, Sybil Kapoor has written a guide to the essence of flavour
’ BBC Good Food.
‘In Citrus and Spice Sybil combines scientific knowledge
with the pure emotional wonderment that food and cooking can bring and does so
in such a delicious way both in her recipes and through her text
Citrus and Spice is a recipe book about flavour and was
written as a follow-on from Taste.
Just as Taste is about cooking with the five tastes, so Citrus and Spice
is about how best to cook with different flavours such as ozone, floral and
Many cooks confuse taste
The latter is
actually smell, but the easiest way to understand the difference is to crush a
bay leaf, sniff it and eat a tiny piece. Its familiar smell is the flavour you
detect in your food, but its taste is unpleasantly bitter.
The book is divided into the twelve months of the year. Each
month is about a different category of flavour, starting with citrus in January
and ending with spice in December – hence it’s title.
If you’d like to try some of its recipes, choose from the
photos on the home-page of this website (which come from the book) and you’ll
find them listed in the recipe index in the Cook now section.
978-1-84737-221-5 Simon & Schuster,