THE COOK’S BOOK OF INTENSE FLAVORS
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By Robert and Molly Krause, Award-winning restaurateurs

They’re combining APPLE-HORSERADISH-VANILLA and CHOCOLATE-BACON-BROWN SUGAR along with 99 other exciting flavor  combinings to come up with this Cook’s Book of Intense Flavors.

This is an unusual, very different food/cookbook. It will also make a great gift for friends who delight in being edgy  and “committing early firsts.”

The book is composed of seven chapters, well-named and carefully categorized?

I  Timeless with a Twist

Combinations that make the familiar new again

II  Unexpected Pleasures

Combinations that may seem unusual, but make sense in an innovative, new way

III  Complex Concoctions

Combinations with deep and distinctive flavors

IV  Bright & Light

Combinations that lend a delicate and fresh flavor to the final dish

V  Sweet & Sour

Combinations that pursue the sweet-and-sour element pervasive in many world cuisines

VI  Exotic Flavors

Combinations Inspired by ethnic world cuisines

VII  Decidedly Decadent

Combinations that seek the biggest, richest flavor possible

Below are but a few of their combinations and the recipes they created to showcase these recipes:

APPLE-HORSERADISH-VANILLA

Evokes  a recipe they name creamy Applesauce with Sass

CHILE PEPPER-COCONUT-TOMATO,

Becomes a recipe they call Chile-Spiked Lentils

FIG-APPLE-ANCHOVY

They convert to Aunumn Anchovy Crostini

CHOCOLATE-BACON-BROWN SUGAR

Finds itself in a recipe titled Sweet Bacon Bark

PARSNIP-GINGER-BASIL

Sweet Parsnip Soup with Thai Basil Oil

BLUE CHEESE-PEAR-NUT

Gorgonzola Soufflé with Pear-Walnut Sauce

ASPARAGUS-ORANGE-OREGANO

Turns into Orange-Drenched Asparagus Salad

RHUBARB-GINGER-LEMON

Tart and Tangy Compote

COFFEE-FIG-VINEGAR

Pork with Sweet and Sour Citrus Sauce

ORANGE-CARDAMOM-COCONUT

Warmly-Spiced Couscous Salad

COFFEE-CARDAMOM-PISTACHIO

Coffee-Cardamom Pots de Crème with Pistachio Brittle

The Krauses operate two award-wining restaurants in Lawrence, Kansas, where they live with their three daughters.