Chasing Flavor – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/CA giveaway to win one of three copies of Chasing Flavor: Techniques and Recipes to Cook Fearlessly by Dan Kluger.

Dan Kluger has had an impressive career in his forty something years. He honed his craft working for greats such as Floyd CardozJean-Georges Vongerichten and Tom Colicchio. In 2014 he was nominated for a James Beard Award for Best Chef New York City. Since 2016, he has been working his magic at Loring Place, his own restaurant in Greenwich Village and is presently opening a second eatery Penny Bridge in Long Island City. Kluger is known for seasonal cuisine focused heavily on what is available at the greenmarkets.

In his debut cookbook Chasing Flavor, Kluger begins with the usual pantry and kitchen tool essentials but surprisingly follows this with pages devoted to techniques with many step-by-step images covering: knife cuts, cutting citrus segments/peels, slicing sashimi and crudo, curing fish, blending cheese into dressings and vinaigrettes, blanching vegetables, making crispy shallots, shaping pizza dough and making cavatelli. I am most impressed with these valuable lessons.

He follows the section on techniques with an index of “building blocks of flavor” that sets out these flavor-packed ingredients with the page number of their locations. For example, Pickled red onions 55 or Sesame clusters 134. This is brilliance between two covers: extremely well written and photographed with inspiring recipes that are exciting and fresh.

I love my job but the only drawback is the blocks of the year when books arrive all at once. I had a quick glance at this title and was impressed back in October. Now I have spent some time with Chasing Flavor and I am quite enamored. Without reservation, you need this book. It is definitely a keeper.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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106 Comments

  • lean1  on  February 3, 2021

    Heirloom tomato toasts

  • ChicagoJen  on  February 3, 2021

    ricotta cavatelli

  • Kristjudy  on  February 3, 2021

    Ricotta cavatelli

  • thecharlah  on  February 3, 2021

    Paccheri with Romanesco and spicy cauliflower puree

  • sarahawker  on  February 3, 2021

    Chicken nuggets with maple-chile glaze and celery root

  • matag  on  February 3, 2021

    Corn and herb salad with lime vinaigrette

  • amyz218  on  February 3, 2021

    Roasted sweet potatoes with charred shallots and cashews

  • ravensfan  on  February 3, 2021

    Fried shrimp with Szechuan salt and chile aioli

  • Kitiara121  on  February 3, 2021

    I would try Grandma Pie

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  February 3, 2021

    Lamb rib chops with sweet and spicy tomato compote and herbed breadcrumbs

  • Shelmar  on  February 3, 2021

    Crispy potatoes and sunchokes with carrot-hazelnut romesco

  • michalow  on  February 3, 2021

    I want to make all of these things. But to bring some brightness to my mid-winter meals, I’ll start with the blood orange and pomegranate salad with crispy goat cheese.

  • rivergait  on  February 4, 2021

    Tomato water risotto with leeks

  • KaraCooks  on  February 4, 2021

    I would make corn and shishitos!

  • AlexHH  on  February 4, 2021

    Corn Soup with Spices Popcorn!

  • Siegal  on  February 4, 2021

    Raisin stuffed pork loin

  • MarianneShirk  on  February 4, 2021

    I’m excited to make so many things but the heirloom tomato panzanella with Parmesan croutons really stands out as a dish with potential.

  • Wende  on  February 4, 2021

    Creamy Tomato and Cauliflower Soup

  • miggsy  on  February 4, 2021

    Roasted sweet potatoes with charred shallots and cashews

  • hbakke  on  February 4, 2021

    Corn pizza with corn Béchamel and pickled peppers

  • LaraM  on  February 4, 2021

    Grandma pie

  • debbiehb  on  February 4, 2021

    Chicken liver mousse

  • tcjanes  on  February 4, 2021

    Chicken nuggets!

  • metacritic  on  February 4, 2021

    Grilled carrots with sweet and sour carrot sauce

  • dbranigan27  on  February 4, 2021

    I would try the Pan-seared snapper with apple puree, Brussels sprouts, and beet vinaigrette.

  • CapeCodCook  on  February 4, 2021

    Roasted Summer Squash with Miso Herb Sauce

  • roxlet  on  February 5, 2021

    Grandma pie

  • topdawg11  on  February 5, 2021

    Baby artichokes with wine glaze.

  • Tlmouse  on  February 5, 2021

    Fried Shrimp with Szechuan salt.

  • LaurenE  on  February 5, 2021

    Roasted sweet potatoes with charred shallots and cashews

  • Jw4144  on  February 5, 2021

    Chicken liver mousse

  • ToPieFor  on  February 5, 2021

    Raisin stuffed pork loin

  • mkbala  on  February 5, 2021

    chicken salad with roasted veggies

  • cbrowne  on  February 5, 2021

    Roasted summer squash with miso-herb sauce!

  • dzm  on  February 5, 2021

    raisin stuffed pork loin

  • nevertoomuchflavor  on  February 5, 2021

    pickled cauliflower

  • jennifersbrown  on  February 5, 2021

    Heirloom tomato toasts

  • hrk  on  February 5, 2021

    Crispy spiced cauliflower with lemon jam and chiles

  • Mtetpon  on  February 5, 2021

    lamb ribs

  • camtncook  on  February 5, 2021

    Parmesan-Crusted Butternut Squash

  • Ryderpond  on  February 5, 2021

    Braised Short Ribs with Horseradish Gremolata and Potato Puree

  • Dannausc  on  February 5, 2021

    Bacon and egg pizza

  • TheSpicedLife  on  February 6, 2021

    Crispy spiced cauliflower with lemon jam and chiles

  • DarcyVaughn  on  February 6, 2021

    Butternut squash fries with lemon-Parmesan aioli

  • hillsboroks  on  February 6, 2021

    I would love to try the Raisin-stuffed pork loin with Peach-apricot purée.

  • virjeania  on  February 7, 2021

    Spring pea soup

  • acecil  on  February 7, 2021

    ricotta cavatelli

  • kitchen_chick  on  February 7, 2021

    Roasted acorn squash with spicy granola and apple gastrique

  • hibeez  on  February 7, 2021

    Citrus-glazed carrots with pickled chiles and limes

  • mjes  on  February 8, 2021

    Parsnip soup with sautéed mushrooms

  • Sand9  on  February 8, 2021

    Spring Pea Soup x

  • jinni  on  February 8, 2021

    Curing fish in kombu

  • gilmonster  on  February 8, 2021

    chicken nuggets

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  February 9, 2021

    I want to make chicken liver mousse.

  • lhudson  on  February 12, 2021

    Sausage and Soppressata Calzone

  • Cwlambert  on  February 12, 2021

    Chicken nuggets with maple-chile glaze and celery root

  • linded  on  February 12, 2021

    Baked Ricotta with Kabocha Squash sounds delicious. It seems like the way we’re eating today – less meat centric and more flavors.

  • nomadchowwoman  on  February 12, 2021

    I love the sound of pan-roasted asparagus with spring onions and lemon-mayo dressing .

  • HomespunHouse  on  February 12, 2021

    Bacon and egg pizza

  • MarciK  on  February 13, 2021

    Farro and white bean soup with herb oil

  • mpdeb98  on  February 14, 2021

    Chicken salad with roasted baby vegetables and spicy vinaigrette

  • janv  on  February 14, 2021

    Raisin-stuffed pork loin

  • Laura1  on  February 14, 2021

    Roasted sweet potatoes with charred shallots and cashews

  • Delfina69  on  February 14, 2021

    Roasted summer squash with miso herb sauce

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  February 15, 2021

    grilled broccoli with orange aioli and pistachio vinaigrette found on page 158

  • cookbookaddict2020  on  February 15, 2021

    Pan-seared Arctic char with miso-glazed butternut squash and tamarind sauce

  • calguire  on  February 16, 2021

    Celery and celery root Caesar salad

  • EmilyR  on  February 17, 2021

    corn and herb salad with lime vinaigrette

  • NaomiH  on  February 18, 2021

    Grilled cantaloupe, watermelon, and kale with yogurt-poppy seed dressing

  • RickPearson54  on  February 19, 2021

    grandma pie

  • dylanjamesk  on  February 19, 2021

    Glazed sweet potatoes with yogurt and dill

  • LeMinou  on  February 19, 2021

    Ricotta cavatelli

  • TammyDee  on  February 19, 2021

    I’d start with Fried shrimp with Szechuan salt and chile aioli. That ought to pack some flavor.

  • moralla  on  February 19, 2021

    Roasted beets and grilled fennel with orange vinaigrette and goat cheese

  • JessHeilman  on  February 20, 2021

    Ricotta cavatelli

  • vhfvhf  on  February 23, 2021

    Fried Shrimp with Szechuan salt

  • lisambb  on  February 24, 2021

    Corn and herb salad with lime vinaigrette

  • sequoia55  on  February 24, 2021

    Grandma pie

  • Dhasenkampf  on  February 24, 2021

    Asparagus and puntarelle salad with seared poached eggs

  • sarahteertzah  on  February 25, 2021

    Blood orange and pomegranate salad with crispy goat cheese

  • infotrop  on  February 25, 2021

    Cavatappi with duck confit, spring vegetables, ricotta, and mint

  • JEWGAL777  on  February 25, 2021

    Baby Artichokes With Wine Glaze

  • banba1  on  February 26, 2021

    Pan-roasted asparagus with spring onions and lemon-mayo dressing

  • circ2000  on  February 26, 2021

    Grandma pie

  • JuneHawk  on  February 27, 2021

    Fried shrimp with Szechuan salt and chile aioli.

  • BMeyer  on  February 28, 2021

    corn and herb salad with lime vinaigrette

  • Pizzacat13  on  March 2, 2021

    The technique of blending cheese into dressings and vinaigrettes- love learning new techniques.

  • nvernon  on  March 2, 2021

    Grilled cantaloupe, watermelon, and kale with yogurt-poppy seed dressing

  • nyserge  on  March 2, 2021

    Grilled Arctic char with chickpea sauce, quinoa, and grilled avocado

  • antpantsii  on  March 5, 2021

    Crispy spiced cauliflower with lemon lemon jam and chili

  • nikeheart  on  March 5, 2021

    Lamb rib chops

  • lpatterson412  on  March 7, 2021

    Kale Pizza with fennel sausage

  • kmn4  on  March 10, 2021

    Corn soup with spiced popcorn

  • kayswo  on  March 12, 2021

    Fried shrimp with Szechuan salt and chile aioli

  • Pamyoungvb  on  March 19, 2021

    I would make the lemon jam – with lemons from my tree.

  • avonleajules  on  March 19, 2021

    heirloom tomato toasts…anything with a fresh tomato is fantastic

  • Tabby72  on  March 21, 2021

    I’ll try Roasted sweet potatoes with charred shallots and cashews!

  • CatsintheKitchen  on  March 23, 2021

    Ricotta cavatelli

  • Rose_Marie_Brintzenhofe  on  March 24, 2021

    Pizza dough

  • Jwalker5  on  March 24, 2021

    Spring pea soup

  • Sfgordon  on  March 25, 2021

    Baked ricotta with kabocha squash, caramelized onions, and mint

  • Aminata95  on  March 29, 2021

    Ricotta cavatelli

  • edyenicole  on  April 6, 2021

    ricotta cavatelli

  • cellenly  on  April 7, 2021

    Pan-roasted asparagus with spring onions and lemon-mayo dressing

  • Shelley.b  on  April 15, 2021

    Making crispy shallots

  • lauriesk  on  April 16, 2021

    Hummus with radishes and crispy chickpeas

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