Authors: McLagan, Jennifer
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
BISAC/Subject: CKB105000
ISBN: 9781443420013, Related ISBNs: 1443420018, 9781443419994, 9781443420013
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: General/trade

Jennifer McLagan is Canada’s most well-respected cookbook writer. Her three cookbooks, Bones, Fat, and Odd Bits have each been heralded as groundbreaking and exciting, and she has won multiple, prestigious James Beard and IACP awards. Her favourite theme is underappreciated food treasure, be it bone-in, skin-on meats in a boneless, skinless society, or the delights of fat in a fat-phobic world, or the misunderstood and badly treated offal. With Bitter, she’s at it again, this time exploring a flavour that has been virtually lost to us in our overly sweet and salty world.

With her previous books, Jennifer was at the front of a food movement; she’s done it again here, as the craze for bitter is just beginning. Bitters are again becoming important in cocktails, craft beers and bitter chocolate are gaining in popularity. Surely the kitchen is the next frontier for bitter, and this book will hail its arrival.

Great food and cooking is about balance, and bitter flavours add depth and resonance to dishes aiding in the dish’s overall harmony. Understanding how to use, subdue and enhance bitter will make us better cooks. That’s what Bitter is all about.

Sign up for our literacy platform for reading at home

LightSail includes up to 6,000 high interest, Lexile aligned book titles with every student subscription. Other titles are available for individual purchase.

Watch the power of

Lightsail in action



Immediately Engage Students
Immediately Engage Students
Simple intuitive design has classrooms reading within minutes.
Exponentially Grow Reading Time
Exponentially Grow Reading Time
Students love the LightSail experience and naturally spend more time reading.
Accelerate Literacy Development
Accelerate Literacy Development
Students reading 25 minutes a day on LightSail are seeing 2+ years of Lexile growth in a single year.

LightSail Education is a comprehensive Lexile and standards-aligned, literacy platform and digital e-book library. Including multimodal learning functionality and featuring books from leading publishers, LightSail holistically assesses and nurtures each student on their reading and writing-to-learn journey, throughout elementary, middle, and high school.

*LightSail offers a 2,000 or a 6,000 title bundle with its student subscriptions. Other titles are available for individual purchase.