Author: Alexina Anatole (Jesus 2010)
Publisher: Square Peg (Vintage)
Fearlessly bringing together the best flavours and culinary strategies from around the world, Bitter is MasterChef finalist Alexina Anatole's brilliantly innovative debut cookbook. The first in a series about the five tastes (bitter, sweet, salty, sour and umami), Bitter will help you find the beauty in bitterness, and show you how to harness this often misunderstood taste to make your food more moreish and delicious.
Across ten chapters, Bitter will walk you through different types of bitterness: from grapefruit to tahini, from beer to bitter leaves, from cocoa to coffee. It's a cookbook that will not only offer you more than 80 delicious recipes and plenty of tips for becoming a better home cook -- but it also examine these ten bitter ingredients through an anthropological lens, provide a framework for working with bitterness in the kitchen and share information about the science (and art) of taste.