Off Topic: The Flavour Thesaurus takes food beyond the infinite

“No wonder it’s hard to stop grazing on avocados: they taste like grass and have the texture of butter.”

In 2010, Niki Segnit published The Flavour Thesaurus, a compact and distinctly durable hardback that does exactly what the title suggests it will. It puts flavours together and explains what the most harmonious combinations create. The book is a beauty, silvery board covers and fore-edges stained the warm, watercolour pink of Dragonfruit skin, a tone wheel that is actually a flavour wheel directing your eye. The whole thing’s pretty but also hardy – a tool at heart, a book to withstand spattering from the hob.

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“No wonder it’s hard to stop grazing on avocados: they taste like grass and have the texture of butter.” In 2010, Niki Segnit published The Flavour Thesaurus, a compact and distinctly durable hardback that does exactly what the title suggests it will. It puts flavours together and explains what the most harmonious combinations create. The…

“No wonder it’s hard to stop grazing on avocados: they taste like grass and have the texture of butter.” In 2010, Niki Segnit published The Flavour Thesaurus, a compact and distinctly durable hardback that does exactly what the title suggests it will. It puts flavours together and explains what the most harmonious combinations create. The…

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