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The missing ingredient : the curious role of time in food and flavour

Author: Jenny Linford
Publisher: [London] : Particular Books, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Missing Ingredient is about what makes good food, and the first book to consider the intrinsic yet often forgotten role of time in creating flavour. Written through a series of encounters with ingredients, producers, cooks, shopkeepers and chefs, exploring everything from the brief period in which sugar caramelises, the days required in the crucial process of fermentation in so many foods we love, to the months  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Linford
ISBN: 9781846148972 1846148979
OCLC Number: 1030951112
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 359 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jenny Linford.

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"The Missing Ingredient is about what makes good food, and the first book to consider the intrinsic yet often forgotten role of time in creating flavour. Written through a series of encounters with ingredients, producers, cooks, shopkeepers and chefs, exploring everything from the brief period in which sugar caramelises, the days required in the crucial process of fermentation in so many foods we love, to the months of slow ripening and close attention that make a great cheddar, or the years needed for certain wines to reach their peak, Jenny Linford shows how, time and again, time itself is the invisible ingredient. Linford shows how paying attention to time in the kitchen and elsewhere improves our food, from the patient browning of meat to the long investment of many food producers in fields and storehouses around the world. The result is a joyful account of the vital role of time in our culinary lives, and a book to savour."--Publisher's description.

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