The Flavor Of Wood – Artur Cisar-Erlach (40% Discount)


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Most people don’t expect wood to flavour their food beyond the barbecue, if at all, and gastronomists rarely discuss the significance that wood has on ultimate taste. But trees and wood have a far greater influence over our plate and palate than you might think. So what does wood taste of? And how has it been used in cooking, distilling, fermenting, and even perfume creation to produce a unique flavour and smell? To find out the answers to these questions, food communications expert artur cisarerlach embarked on a global journey to understand how trees infuse the world’s most delectable dishes with the flavour of their wood. His flavour hunt extended into a three-year exploration covering everything from pizza, whisky, cheese, tea, and perfume to quinine, wine, Maple syrup, Blue Yogurt, and more. From wooden Barrels used to age scotch in Austria to woodburning pizza ovens of Naples to traditional Canadian Maple syrup producers, the flavour of wood explores how wood infuses some of our best-loved foods through its smoke, SAP, roots, and bark. As his quest spans continents and cultures, cisarerlach introduces readers to a colourful cast of characters including modenese Balsamic vinegar producers, piedmontese truffle hunters, South tyrolean winemakers, and wild mountain pine chefs. Discovering that wood flavors beverages as well, The author encounters Austrian whisky distilleries, Bavarian brewers, avant-garde central London tea merchants, and Indian tea exporters. A world trip brimming with fascinating encounters, unexpected turns, beautiful landscapes, scientific discoveries, and historic connecting, the flavour of wood is the story of a passionate flavour hunter, and offers readers unparalleled access to some of the world’s highest quality cuisine and unknown tree flavors


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