Karen Page is the co-author of the indispensable Flavor Bible
, a powerful resource for anyone who loves to improvise in the kitchen. Here, in Kitchen Creativity
, she explores how culinary professionals, who call upon their imagination daily, keep their inspiration fresh and their intuition keen as they create and refine recipes.
Working with input from chefs ranging from Michael Anthony and Amanda Cohen to Ana Sortun and Michael Voltaggio, Page has identified a three-step process that describes how anyone committed to the work can become more ingenious. There are more than 400 pages of examples from leading restaurants, stories of hard-won triumphs, and apparent moments of serendipity that were created by careful groundwork. Remarkably useful for professionals as well as those who like to cook without recipes.
Color photographs throughout by Page’s husband and longtime collaborator Andrew Dornenberg.