Flavorama: A Guide to Unlocking the Art and Science of Flavor

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8.18 X 10.18 X 0.95 inches | 2.79 pounds

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About the Author

Arielle Johnson, Ph.D., is a flavor scientist who consults for some of the top chefs and restaurants in the world. Co-founder of the fermentation lab at René Redzepi's Noma in Copenhagen and Science Director for Noma Projects, Arielle is a former Director's Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and Science Officer for Alton Brown's Food Network show, Good Eats: The Return. She has lectured on food and science at SXSW, Tales of the Cocktail, WIRED, and the Harvard Science and Cooking series, and her writing on the subject has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Lucky Peach. She lives in New York City. Follow her on Instagram @arielle_johnson.

René Redzepi is the chef and co-owner of Noma in Copenhagen, five times recognized as the world's best restaurant. In 2021, Noma was awarded its third Michelin Star. Redzepi has been featured in publications from the New York Times to Wired and profiled in two feature-length documentaries and countless national and international media outlets. His first book, Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine, was an IACP and James Beard Award winner, and The Noma Guide to Fermentation was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Copenhagen with his wife, Nadine Levy Redzepi, their three children, and their dog, Ponzu. Find him on Instagram at @reneredzepinoma and @nomacph.

"Arielle Johnson's Flavorama is the "everyman's" food science book we've all been waiting for, even if we didn't know we needed it. Dr. Johnson delves into every aspect of flavor, how we sense it, create it, and control it, in a way that will elevate the culinary game of all who read it. Fun, clear, and uber-approachable, Flavorama instantly vaults to the top shelf to take its rightful place at the right hand of Harold McGee. If I didn't love it so much, I'd be green with envy." -- Alton Brown

"I've known and admired Arielle Johnson and her work for more than a decade. Arielle is that rarest of flavor scientists, as experienced in restaurant kitchens as in the lab, and a skilled translator of the chemistry into clear and useful advice for any food lover. I can't recommend Flavorama highly enough: it's essential reading for anyone who's serious about understanding deliciousness and how to create it." -- Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking

"Count yourself lucky to be alive in the time of Dr. J. She has dedicated her life to understanding the aspects of food that others write off as mystical or inexplicable. And now she's taken the time to explain them, bestowing us with the tools to harness and understand flavor. It's as though an advanced alien civilization has deemed us worthy of faster-than-light technology. You're lucky Arielle's one of us, and you're even luckier to be holding this book." -- David Chang, founder of Momofuku