The Flavor Bible

A groundbreaking guide to modern flavor pairings that will revolutionize the way you cook.


Italian Christmas Markets

Italy offers a multitude of yuletide treats over the winter months, with mountain towns, historical piazzas and romantic cities coming alive with a whole host of destination Christmas markets. Here’s the choice of a few., Food Events, Channel: Events © 2021 Sanpellegrino
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Tagliatelle Pasta

Tagliatelle pasta is thick, soft, and perfect for all of your homemade sauces! Here’s how to cook it perfectly every time! I love tagliatelle noodles because they’re so big (about ¼ inch wide!) and sauces coat them perfectly! They’re a great alternative to linguine or fettuccine. You’ll have to try your freshly cooked tagliatelle out…
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Mushroom Sauce

This 15-minute creamy mushroom sauce is so easy to make and packed with rich, savory flavor! You’re going to love it over pasta and meat dishes! Homemade sauce is what makes pasta shine. it’s such a game-changer, you’ve really got to try it! This homemade lobster sauce, bolognese sauce, and alfredo sauce are just a…
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Cuban Bread

Cuban bread is a delightfully soft and fluffy bread that is shaped like a French baguette. It has a soft crust and the secret ingredient is lard which is what gives this bread great flavor and the perfect chew! I LOVE bread! I love baking bread, I love eating bread, and I love sharing bread…

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

This made-from-scratch, savory cornbread sausage stuffing recipe is filled with sage, thyme, and Italian chicken sausage. Cornbread Sausage Stuffing I didn’t grow up eating cornbread stuffing. My mom always made this stuffing with French bread, and I’ve been making this sausage stuffing year after year. But I wanted to test a cornbread stuffing and think […]

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Nashville Hot Chicken

Nashville Hot Chicken is everything the name promises- it’s sticky, juicy, and the perfect amount of spice that lights up your taste buds. This delicious air-fried chicken is smothered in Nashville hot sauce that is spoon-licking good! I love spicy fried chicken. Well, let’s be honest, I love ALL fried chicken. And chicken recipes in…
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Slow cooker chicken and mushroom stroganoff takes just minutes to throw in the crock pot! It is so creamy and delicious and will become an instant family favorite! The only thing better than pasta is pasta that you can make in a slow cooker or Instant Pot. It makes dinner a breeze! For more quick…
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Turkey Noodle Soup

Making a big pot of turkey noodle soup is the best way to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers! It’s creamy, savory, and filled with delicious herbs and veggies! Your family is going to love this easy, hearty meal. Nothing compares to homemade soup. It’s just so flavorful, comforting, and delicious! I have too many favorite…
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Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Wake up your family or guests to the world’s CUTEST breakfast charcuterie board! Filled with everyone’s favorite breakfast indulgences of waffles, pancakes, bagels, fruit, and all the decadent toppings your heart desires. Berries, bananas, syrups, and all your favorite breakfast toppings in one place! It will be hard not to have a little bit of…
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Featured Book

The Professional Chef is among the best-selling titles from CIA. This book reflects the way people cook in the kitchen today, with the best of foods and flavors from around the world.

Reviewing ingredients, equipment and skills of the professional chef, exploring the techniques for a full range of food items: vegetables, potatoes, grains, legumes, pasta, meats, fish and seafood, poultry, eggs, fruits, soups, sauces, quickbreads and cakes, yeast breads, and more.

Featuring information on global cuisines, a chapter on Plated Desserts, and information on topics of growing importance such as sous vide cooking, seasonality, and sustainability.

A user-friendly design and structure, guiding readers through the basic principles behind each technique at a glance, and then providing more in-depth information along with step-by-step photography.

Complete with hundreds of recipes and four-color photographs throughout, this is the essential reference for any aspiring chef, culinary student, or cooking enthusiast.

Pages : 1232
Type : Hardback

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto and Plant-based

Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Muffins (Vegan)

Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Muffins (Vegan)

Picture this: It’s Thanksgiving morning, the pies are prepped, the holiday guests are still sleeping, and you have just enough time to whip up a batch of fresh muffins and enjoy a warm cup of [insert your favorite morning beverage] before the cooking marathon begins. Sounds dreamy, yeah?

These vegan, gluten-free cranberry orange muffins are IT, friends! They’re tender, zesty, and perfectly sweet with just the right balance of tart cranberries.

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Garlicky Vegan Creamed Spinach

Garlicky Vegan Creamed Spinach

We love bringing you reimagined classics, and this garlicky vegan creamed spinach is no exception! It’s easy, elegant, and the perfect side for your holiday table and beyond.

Spinach and garlic simmer until buttery and tender in a creamy, flavorful cashew-miso sauce. The result is incredibly savory, nourishing greens that are lighter than your average creamed spinach! Plus, just 20 minutes and 8 ingredients required. Let us show you how it’s done!

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How To Make Breadcrumbs (Plain or Italian)

How To Make Breadcrumbs (Plain or Italian)

You’re out of breadcrumbs but need them for a recipe? Been there, friends! Luckily, there’s an easier option than running to the store. Homemade breadcrumbs are super easy to make (just 1 ingredient and 25 minutes), a great way to use up stale (or fresh) bread, and keep well for months in the freezer. Plus, they taste so much better than store-bought!

Add them in any recipe that calls for breadcrumbs, including gratins, casseroles, veggie burgers, “meatloaf,” or meatballs.

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Vibrant Roasted Cauliflower Salad (Middle Eastern-Inspired)

Vibrant Roasted Cauliflower Salad (Middle Eastern-Inspired)

Into making veggies delicious and exciting? This roasted cauliflower salad does just that! Flavors and textures abound with smoky + zesty spices, sweet roasted red onions, crunchy pistachios, and tart pomegranate molasses.

It’s a show-stopping side inspired by Ottolenghi. Perfect for the holiday table, but also easy enough to throw together on a weeknight. Just 30 minutes required. Let us show you how it’s done!

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The Geeky Chef

Eat your way through the most legendary foods from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, and more, with over 70 recipes of the most delicious and nerdiest eats as realistically imagined by Cassandra Reeder


Travis Lett's new American cuisine from Los Angeles's most talked-about restaurant. Standout cookbook featuring 125+ rustic and delicious dishes.

Coffee Art

You have to admit that the art on top of your espresso just makes the beverage yummier - well at least it looks more delicious than ever. And this is where the term latte art comes into the picture.



Divinity Candy

Divinity candy is an old fashioned Southern confection made from egg whites, corn syrup, and sugar. You will love the sweet soft texture of this classic holiday treat that is perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors. The chewy and delicious flavors of divinity has been a favorite for generations! Everyone is calling their Grandma for…
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Gingersnap Cookies

Crispy on the outside, warm and chewy on the inside, these Gingersnap Cookies are everything you want in a holiday dessert! They are the perfect way to finish off any holiday meal and leave everyone feeling merry and bright. I love the holidays! I love everything to do with Christmas and Thanksgiving. It has always…
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Slow cooker chicken and mushroom stroganoff takes just minutes to throw in the crock pot! It is so creamy and delicious and will become an instant family favorite! The only thing better than pasta is pasta that you can make in a slow cooker or Instant Pot. It makes dinner a breeze! For more quick…
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Spicy Pumpkin Pork Noodles – Accidental Perfection

I was playing around with ideas for using pumpkin in a spicy Asian-style noodle dish, which was originally going to be roasted pieces of everyone’s favorite seasonal gourd tossed with the noodles and sauce, but a terrible thing happened during the test. Yes, a…to read the rest of Chef John’s article about Spicy Pumpkin Pork Noodles please follow this link to become a member.)

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Wonton Soup

This homemade wonton soup is better than Chinese takeout and so easy to make! Enjoy the comforting flavors of tender wontons, vegetables, and warm broth seasoned with classic Chinese flavors of ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic. We always order wonton soup when we go to a Chinese restaurant, and I just can’t get…

Sweet Chili Sauce

Homemade sweet chili sauce is the perfect dipping sauce to serve with chicken, seafood, and fried appetizers. It’s a deliciously sweet and sour condiment full of Thai-inspired flavors like sugar, vinegar, and red chili paste! You are going to love the versatility and taste of this sweet chili sauce. It will instantly become your favorite…

In the Hands of a Chef

A new approach to the CIA's Professional Chef's Knife Kit, In the Hands of a Chef reveals how professional chefs use their revered kitchen tools in restaurants and at home.

Chef's Book

This encyclopedic technical reference is absolutely indispensable for any foodservice professional who must calculate costs for inventory management or determine exact measurements for portion control.

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The Marijuana Chef

Cannabis cuisine doesn't have to be difficult, and the Marijuana Chef Cookbook has been proving that to its dedicated fans for over a decade now. Easy-to-follow instructions and delicious recipes make this cookbook an essential read for stoners who like their meals medicated, their drug tests passed and their evenings spent higher than a kite with cut strings.

How to Become a Rock Star Chef

Digital Marketing and Celebrity Chef Branding expert Mark Garcia shares hard-won advice and real life examples on how chefs, restaurateurs and food-service professionals can connect and engage with customers, so that they can dominate their competitive marketplace. In his passionate, streetwise style, Chef Mark Garcia's mission is to strengthen the positioning and messaging of chefs, restaurateurs and food-service professionals by training them on best practices and techniques that lead to profitable digital marketing campaigns and promotions.

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Featured Skills Books

A Wealth of Insight

"The first-ever comprehensive and authentic exploration of originality in contemporary cuisine. A Wealth of Insight is a true world atlas of creativity and innovation of the 21st century kitchen." --From the Foreword by Chef Ferran Adrià of elBulli 1846 and elBulli Foundation, Five-time Winner of the World's Best Restaurant


Demonstrating how the disciplines of culinary arts and food science work hand in hand in the research and development of new manufactured food products for the commercial, retail, and foodservice industries. This is the authoritative source that will add value and relevance to this growing discipline and its practitioners.

Kitchen Creativity

Unlock your creative potential with the world's most imaginative chefs. The authors of The Flavor Bible reveal the surprising strategies great chefs use. Kitchen Creativity is a paradigm-shifting guide to inventive cooking (without recipes!) that will inspire you to think, improvise, and cook like the world's best chefs.


Baking and Happy Food

White Chocolate Sauce

Homemade White Chocolate Sauce is a quick and creamy addition to any hot drink or dessert. It’s perfect on top of pancakes and waffles, and will become a staple in your kitchen! I feel like it’s time white chocolate got a shout-out from me! It’s delicious and then some. I know, it doesn’t have cocoa…

Gingersnap Cookies

Crispy on the outside, warm and chewy on the inside, these Gingersnap Cookies are everything you want in a holiday dessert! They are the perfect way to finish off any holiday meal and leave everyone feeling merry and bright. I love the holidays! I love everything to do with Christmas and Thanksgiving. It has always…

Baking Skills

High Altitude Baking

Are your cookies as flat as the Great Plains? Do your cakes fall to sea level? Are your breads as dry as the desert? Then High Altitude Baking is the book for you With over 200 recipes and proven tips developed by the high altitude baking experts

The Royal Touch

Simply Stunning Home Cooking from a Royal Chef: The personal and exclusive memories of the chef to Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales, and their young sons -100 family recipes, to impress guests

Great Chefs, Great Chocolate

Rich, intense, and beautiful, the 105 wonderful dessert recipes that make up this book are among the best ever from TV series, "Great Chefs". Modern baking clearly explained with easy to find ingredients that can be made with basic knowledge.

The Professional Pastry Chef

This authoritative reference book contains step-by-step explanations and exact recipes for a wide range of breads, cookies, fruit cakes, pies and cake decorations, desserts, chocolate art, frozen desserts and much more. Over 650 recipes!

Cheese Boards to Share

Providing everything you need to know in order to present and feast upon your perfect cheeseboard, this book features 25 themed boards as well as accompaniments and essential practical information on cheese.



Ciabatta Sandwich

This Ciabatta Sandwich is a flavor packed and quick meal that is sure to satisfy! Fluffy and soft ciabatta bread is layered with quality deli turkey and salami on top of a bed of mozzarella and pesto for the perfect bite every time. Sandwiches don’t have to be ham and cheese every time. There are…
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Fried tortilla chips drowning in salsa verde with your choice of toppings make this Chilaquiles recipe irresistible! Serve it with a fried egg and crema on top for a filling breakfast that is ready in minutes. You’ll come back to this recipe again and again! I am a huge fan of quick and easy breakfasts.…
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Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread

This garlic parmesan pull-apart bread is soft, flavorful, and beyond easy to make! It’s filled with cheesy garlic flavor and is just the perfect size for dipping in all of your favorite sauces! Name a better duo than garlic and parmesan. I’ll wait. It just goes so well with so many different types of dishes!…
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Basque Cheesecake

Basque cheesecake boasts a deeply caramelized top and bottom, with a creamy center thanks to a high-temperature bake. No crust required.
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Crack Chicken Casserole

Crack chicken casserole is creamy, cheesy, bacon-filled goodness that your family is going to want on repeat. It’s the perfect comfort food and ready in 30 minutes! Crack chicken is just too good. You can’t go wrong with juicy chicken in a creamy ranch sauce, smothered in melted cheese. You can make it in the…
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Restaurant Prosperity Formula

Focusing on the operational and cultural aspects of running a restaurant, Peters offers a system--the Restaurant Prosperity Formula(TM)--that allows these businesses to not only survive but thrive in one of the world's most competitive industries. In this book (which the author calls "the most comprehensive restaurant owner manual you've ever read"), restaurant owners will learn the fundamentals needed to accomplish three goals: simplifying operations, making more money than ever before, and bringing balance back to their lives so they can enjoy the benefits of the first two goals!

At the Chef's Table

Culinary Creativity in Elite Restaurants - the creative work of chefs at top restaurants in New York and San Francisco. Chefs at top restaurants face competing pressures to deliver complex and creative dishes, and navigate market forces to run a profitable business in an industry with exceptionally high costs and low profit margins. Creating a distinctive and original culinary style allows them to stand out in the market, but making the familiar food that many customers want ensures that they can stay in business. Chefs must make choices between these competing pressures. In explaining how they do so, this book uses the case study of high cuisine to analyze, more generally, how people in creative occupations navigate a context that is rife with uncertainty, high pressures, and contradicting forces.



How to Open and Operate a Profitable Restaurant

Plan and organize your new startup restaurant business - Make more money in your existing restaurant and improve ROI This restaurant startup book is easy to read and the tips and strategies are time proven and used by successful restaurateurs worldwide.

Restaurant Startup Business

Despite the substantial risks and the tough hours, owning a restaurant business is one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. If you too have nurtured a lifelong ambition of starting up a restaurant or are currently in the middle of setting up your first restaurant.


Chef's Story

27 Chefs talk about what got them into the kitchen.

Rebel Chef

In search of what matters.

The Devil in the Kitchen

Sex, pain, madness, and the making of a great chef.

Knives and Ink

Chefs and the stories behind their tattoos (and recipes)