"An invaluable book for anyone following a plant-based diet." Ching He Huang, TV Chef and cookery author
The first vegan cookbook to merge the science of flavour with the art of cooking, Cooking for the Senses explains how understanding sight, smell, touch, taste and sound can help you make flavourful, healthy food in your own kitchen.
With over 100 simple plant-based recipes, this cookbook shows how the rich variety of flavours available to the vegan chef can be combined to make delicious plates of food from exotic carrot and lime leaf kebabs to comforting butternut squash and spinach curry. An extensive flavour encyclopaedia, drawing on the latest research into flavour and world cuisine, and a helpful guide to the science behind our senses means the home cook will never be stuck for ideas on what to make with vegetables.
Whether you are a committed vegan, looking to eat less meat and dairy, or want to enjoy tasty vegetarian meals this first book on neurogastronomy will transform your cooking.
Jennifer Peace Rhind is a Chartered Biologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Strathclyde and qualifications in massage and aromatherapy. She has worked in flavour research and product development, as a therapist and partner in a multidisciplinary complementary healthcare clinic, in education and course development, and as a lecturer in Higher Education. She is an author, writer, mentor and essential oils consultant. She lives in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Preface. Part I. Exploring Flavour. 1. Understanding Taste and Flavour. 1.1. Neurogastronomy. 2. Ingredients and Flavours. 2.1. Vegetables. 2.2. Fruits. 2.3. Grains, Nuts, Seeds and Legumes. 2.4. Herbs. 2.5. Edible flowers. 2.6. Spices. 2.7. Oils and Vinegars and Salts. 2.8. Condiments, Spice Mixes and Sauces - Inspiration at a Glance. 2.9. Dairy Substitutes. 3. Food Preparation. 3.1. Utensils. 3.2. Using Your Palate. 3.3. Mindfulness in the Kitchen. Part II. The Recipe Collection. Preface to the Recipe Collection. 4. Small Plates. 5. Brunches & Lunches & Picnics (oh my!). 6. Dinner Dates & Gentle Plates. 7. Seeking Solace in the Kitchen. 8. Desserts. 9. Some Important Plant Compounds and Their Role in Health Maintenance.