Literary Nonfiction. Food Writing. DISCOVERING FLAVOR is an introduction to food appreciation for the average eater. It takes a commonsense approach to explaining flavor using everyday foods, like coffee, bacon, and pie. The leap from understanding your favorite cookies to understanding why some people are euphoric about high end Champagne is not as great as you might believe. DISCOVERING FLAVOR brings readers through this crash course in 99 lively pages, following along with a narrator who loves food but never takes it too seriously.
DISCOVERING FLAVOR (99: The Press, 2015) is Helen Labun Jordan's first book, but she's been writing about food for more than a decade—starting with an undergraduate thesis on milk pricing systems, and getting progressively more interesting as she's covered topics ranging from pie contests to the future of apples in magazine articles and radio commentaries. She works at Bear Pond Books, an independent bookstore in Montpelier, VT, where she spends a great deal of time reviewing new cookbooks. Author City: MONTPELIER, VT USA