February 25th, 2015 by Books for Cooks
When: 7pm Thursday 12 March
Where: Books for Cooks (@Birdman Eating 228 Gertrude St - just across the road)
Price: $60 (includes tastes, drinks, a signed copy of Jennifer McLagan’s Bitter: a taste of the world’s most dangerous flavour, with recipes’, & a Books for Cooks voucher ) via Eventbrite or below.
This March, one of our favourite authors, Jennifer McLagan returns with a new book on one of our least understood flavours.
Sparked from memories of eating white grapefruit as a child, Jennifer’s idea has developed into an intricate exploration into the bitter taste experience.
The world of the unused and under-loved ingredient is Jennifer’s speciality, and with Bitter she opens up your imagination to the most misunderstood of foods. Her book will not only help you to discover the delights of the radicchio or the dandelion, but show how you can use them to enhance the much sweeter palate we’ve come to depend upon.
Bitter takes you on a journey through the broad range of the bitter scale, from the subtle to the very bitter as well as a few ingredients that will surprise you.
Accompanied with various titbits on the history and science behind these flavours, Jennifer’s book brings you an astounding array of beautiful recipes that will entice even the most sweet-toothed to give them a try.
Although based in Toronto, Jennifer will briefly be in Melbourne and we’re excited to be able to host an evening with her.
We’ll be chatting to Jennifer about the unusual discoveries she made writing Bitter as well as exploring the world of bitter tastes, tasting a range of recipes from the book and quaffing a few bitter beverages.
Jennifer McLagan is a Melbourne expat cook and food writer with a highly developed taste and interest in the less mainstream areas of food and cooking. Having worked in prestigious kitchens from Melbourne to London, including Prue Leith’s highly regarded restaurant, she now presents at various festivals and writes regularly for magazines such as Food & Drink and Fine Cooking.
Her first two books, Cooking on the Bone and Fat, were multi-award winning with Fat being named the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook of the Year 2009. Her third book, The Odd Bits is one of our favourite books on offal and unused parts.
Jennifer now resides both in Paris and Toronto with her husband.
Each ticket includes a signed copy of Bitter, a Books for Cooks voucher, a number of tastes and a glass or two of matched bitter drinks
Please join us!