The Brazilian version of The Flavour Thesaurus – Dicionário de Sabores – is now available, published by Casa da Palavra, and complete with brand-new entries covering specifically Brazilian combinations like carrots with chocolate, and guava with cheese.
If you’re in London next Thursday, December the 19th, come along for mince pies and a glass of wine at Waterstone’s Covent Garden. I’ll be signing copies of The Flavour Thesaurus from 6pm.
This Thursday, the 22nd August, at the Roundhouse in Camden, the London Contemporary Orchestra will perform four pieces from Stockhausen’s KLANG, under Conrad Shawcross’s new installation, Timepiece. I was asked to ascribe a flavour to each piece of music. Roundhouse chef Jean-Baptiste Barbosa created the dishes.
It’s for one night only. More details / tickets here
Piece 1 : To be consumed before ‘Paradies’: Passion fruit stuffed with crab and mango with a small glass of tequila
Piece 2: To be consumed before ‘Balance’: Crumbed marinated baby globe artichokes with blood orange gin
Piece 3: To be consumed before ‘Hoffnung’ during the 20 min. interval: Celery a la Grecque with Ricard Pastis
Piece 4: To be consumed before ‘Cosmic Pulses’ during the 15 min. interval: Saffron mousse cake with Moscato d’Asti
Next Wednesday, the 12th December, I’ll be signing copies of The Flavour Thesaurus at the Covent Garden branch of Waterstones (9-13 Garrick Street, WC2E 9AU). Starts at 6pm and there’ll be drinks and nibbles on offer.
If you’re in the area, and fancy picking up a signed copy of The Flavour Thesaurus for Christmas, I’ll be doing a signing at the Chelsea branch of The Conran Shop tomorrow from 4pm. It’s in the Michelin building at 81 Fulham Road, London SW3 6RD.
I’m honoured and delighted that the Swedish edition of The Flavour Thesaurus, Smaklexikon, published by Forma Books and translated by Tove Jansson Borglund, has won best translated reference book at the Måltidsakademien Food Writing Awards 2012.
This coming Thursday, the 18th October, at the Hampstead branch of Waterstones (68-69 Hampstead High Street), I’ll be talking to Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi about their new book Jerusalem. Tickets are £5 (available in store) and we start at 7pm.
…and on Saturday 20th October I’ll be giving a talk as part of Jenny Linford’s latest Voyage in Epicuriosity at The School of Life in London. More details here
This coming Sunday, the 7th October, at 4pm, I’m being interviewed by ‘Mr Kitchen’ himself, Daan Faber, at Selexyz Scheltema, Koningsplein 20, Amsterdam.
Then the following Tuesday, the 9th, I’m going to be in conversation with Ernest van der Kwast, at the Villa Augustus in Dordrecht. Tickets cost €10 and we start at 8pm. Click here for more information or call the venue on 078-6393111.
There’s a great review of Le Répertoire des Saveurs in the latest edition of L’Express. Read it here