Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Modernist Cuisine

I finally recieved my copy of the Modernist Cuisine a few weeks ago. One word...Overwhelming. What Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, and Maxime Bilet have put together is brilliant. The wealth of knowledge that one can gain by this volume of books is just, well overwhelming. I have not even begun to scratch the surface of the series yet. Just reading the first couple pages about the authors is inspirational. I really believe that these books are going to instill a great deal of influence on a lot of today's chefs. The amount of work that must have went into making this series is mind boggling. The countless hours of trial, error and calculations should be motivation to us all. If you haven'y already ordered yourself a copy I highly suggest you get on it. I believe they have already sold out of there first printing and will soon be printing the second batch. There is only one drawback to the series and that is the heavty pricetag. I believe amazon is advertising it for $460. I wouldn't shy away from this book just because of the price, just start saving and ask mommy and daddy for some funds. I was ecstatic when my 50 pound box of knowledge showed up on my doorstep (or should I say mailroom) Though it took me about 20 minutes to open all the boxes it was well worth it. I can't say enough good things about this book. If you are at all interested in modern cooking techniques, ingredients, equipment and fundamentals I highly suggest to GO OUT AND BUY IT NOW. Here is one of my favorite pictures from the book. There cooking lab.

Sigh....I wish I had all of those toys

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