Narrator John Lescault's voice is well matched to the task at hand as Daniel Patterson, a Michelin chef and restaurateur, Mandy Aftel, a renowned perfumer, take a deep dive into the concept of flavor, including its aroma components. The writing is articulate, considered, and balanced, but the effort as a whole is a rather pompous and dry treatise. Lescault's narration is as dry and unadorned as the text itself. His genteel, brisk, and clear delivery cannot redeem the thoughtful but yawn-inducing history and discussion of flavor's components and its delicate balancing act. There are points of interest along the way, but for the long haul this is not an enticing listening experience. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2017]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538433669 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN 9781538433683 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538433652 $76.00 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781538433676 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781538433706 multiple sources
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