Ron Herbst and Sharon Tyler Herbst - All books by this author
T he fifth edition of this widely praised and highly esteemed reference guide has been updated with new information to reflect the way we eat in today’s world. The authors have taken into account our healthier lifestyles and more diverse palates to include:
The New Food Lover’s Companion is a reference guidenot a cookbookbut it includes hundreds of cooking tips plus an extensive bibliography of recommended cookbooks. More than 7200 entries plus line art are included in this seminal work.
From the Reviews:
Praise for previous editions.
From the Associated Press article “A Book Worth Devouring”
“You, too, can be an expert, for less than 20 bucks. ... Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst’s Food Lover’s Companion has served as an indispensable reference to the food world since the first edition was published more than a decade ago. It’s a bible for food writers, and it belongs in the home kitchen, too. ... An updated forth edition with more than 6,700 entries recently was released, continuing the tome’s tradition of helping home and professional cooks make sense of myriad techniques and ingredients. ... As valuable as the dictionary-style entries that form the core of the book are the appendices, which include a pasta glossary, a guide for reading food labels, illustrated charts depicting cuts of meat, and substitution and measurement charts.”
“If you don’t have this book for your collection, it is surely time to add it, as the previous edition was regarded by Bon Appétit magazine as ‘one of the best reference books’ and ‘a must for every cook’s library.’ At such a reasonable price, this book is a mandatory purchase for any library supporting a culinary program and is highly recommended for all other academic and public libraries.”
Booklist, January 1 & 15, 2008
“From 'abalone' to 'zwieback,' Sharon Tyler Herbst lists nearly 6,000 culinary terms in the newly published third edition of her classic Food Lover's Companion. Hands down, it is the ultimate accessible cooking and dining reference book."
Mat Schaffer, Boston Herald, March 2001
"The New Food Lover's Companion is an updated version of this amazingly comprehensive encyclopedia of everything you ever wondered or will need to know about culinary terms and ingredients. My old copy is more dog-eared than any favorite cookbook, and referred to almost daily...Dedicated foodies can't do without it."
Susan Miller, The Home Monthly, May 2001
"If there's a culinary reference book that foodies reach for more often than Food Lover's Companion, we don't know what it would be. This mimi-tome is brimming with useful information on thousands of foods and terms, from abalone to zwei-backincluding pronunciations (ZWI-bak, ZWI-bahk, SWI-bak, SWI-bahk). No surprise that the book has sold mor than 1 million copies since its debut in 1990...The new edition has 6,000 terms and a larger appendix. We especially like the pasta chart, which lists more than 100 pastas (with, thank goodness, pronunciations). Also added is a broadened pan substitution chart, expanded listings on soy foods, and more ethnic foods."
Renee Enna, The Chicago Times, June 2001
About The Authors:
Ron Herbst holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and spent the better part of a decade working in various restaurants around the country. He is the co-author of four critically acclaimed books with Sharon Tyler Herbst. His best-selling The New Wine Lover’s Companion, also published by Barron’s, is the wine dictionary on several internet sites, including Condé Nast’s Eipcurious.
Sharon Tyler Herbst was an award-winning author of many books on cooking and dining, a food and travel journalist, a media personality who had appeared on national TV and radio shows, and a past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
Paperback / 928 Pages / 4 7/8 x 7 1/8 / 2013