Was searching for some specific chemical compound attribute notes, and stumbled across the following post on ECF by @dvhavoc.
ALL credit to him. Outstanding information.
Burdock, George A., and Giovanni Fenaroli. Fenaroli's Handbook of Flavor Ingredients.
Boca Raton: CRC/Taylor & Francis Group, 2010. Print.
"Perfumer's Apprentice." Perfumer's Apprentice. Perfumer's Apprentice, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2014.
Nice find. But only seriously useful for someone who uses a TON of TFA (long enough to start to identify individual compounds).
Not to mention, they’d have to SFT the flavors that contain a majority of the chemical that they’re trying to learn to ID, or at least that’s how it strikes me.
Love the topic and info though, because I’ve always been curious about the role the individual compounds play. But only a few of us seem curious about diving that deep it seems. At least IME. Getting too close to “if you’re going that far, you should probably be planning on earning a living at it” (and the chemistry/flavorist training too) territory was the vibe that I got.
Those who have succeeded in “deep diving” in flavors appear to keep very tightly, and very closed circles. And to a degree, I understand why.
I just wish it were a bit easier to find more info on. chuckles
@woftam has probably been the best source of anything close to this topic for ELR (with his additives list (and tips)! And I’ve been so grateful for his lead. Sadly, no one really followed that lead (carried it further) here.
NO flavors are 100% compounds, as you know. We don’t need to MISLEAD any newer mixers here LOL.
The more I read his document, the more I respect the amount of time he put into this. I personally don’t have the time to create anything like this, I WILL make the time, to utilize it. I hope to see more, from other flavor hours.