Ready to escape "vanilla" ho-hum recipes, embrace your culinary creativity, and taste something new? Yeah, we thought so. Pick up this cookbook--your ticket to a world of flavor. Infusing Flavors features recipes to infuse mind-blowing flavors into teas, tisanes, bitters, liqueurs, aguas frescas, waters, vinegars, oils, gastriques, shrubs, ice creams, soft drinks, and more. Each section in the book is packed with unique recipes. You'll learn which herbs, fruits, flowers, vegetables, and even seeds can be prepared and infused into all-natural food and drink recipes. With its emphasis on flavor infusions that stretch beyond your standard cocktail bitters, this book is a special treat for any food lover.
Here's a taste of some of the ingredients you'll use in Infusing Flavors: Herbs and flowers - chamomile, lavender, lemongrass, rosemary, mint, sage, thyme, lemon verbena, ginger, basil Fruits - cherry, peach, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, citrus (lemons and oranges), watermelon Veggies, berries, and roots - celery, fennel, dandelion The blending and infusing chapter, plus the diverse recipe sections of the cookbook, promise to keep readers enthralled and learning something they never guessed about these wide-ranging ingredients for flavor infusion. The book includes information about the following: Peel-to-stem is the new nose-to-tail: introduction to the movement Blending Infusing Storing Experimenting with flavors Health benefits (including tips on growing your own fresh herbs) The Recipes Teas and tisanes - herbal and fruit; iced and hot Honeys, sugars, and simple syrups Extracts and bitters - from baker to bartender Shrubs, switchels, and kombuchas Soft drinks and infused waters (sodas, beer, and "ade") Flavored oils - the chef's secret Vinegars and gastriques Broths Desserts and sweets
Erin Coopey calls herself a "glorified home chef" even though she has training as a culinary professional. Cooking is her passion, and she loves the way food brings people together. Coopey's philosophy is that good cooks must possess a generous spirit. She also believes that cooking should be fun! This philosophy is reflected through Coopey's books, blogs, and classes. If you're in Seattle, you can join her for a cooking class. Otherwise, check out The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook and her blog, The Glorified HomeChef: www.glorifiedhomechef.com.