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Offline mmarston

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Modernist Cuisine a $600 cook book OMG!
« on: March 09, 2011, 07:43:58 AM »
"Modernist Cuisine is a six-volume, 2,438-page set that is des­tined to rein­vent cook­ing. The lav­ishly illus­trated books use thou­sands of orig­i­nal images to make the sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy clear and engaging."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/dining/09modernist.html

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Re: Modernist Cuisine a $600 cook book OMG!
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 06:18:54 AM »
“A fas­ci­nat­ing overview of the tech­niques of mod­ern gas­tron­omy.” — Heston Blumenthal

“This book will change the way we under­stand the kitchen.” — Ferran Adrià

“The most impor­tant book in the culi­nary arts since Escoffier.” — Tim Zagat

“A fas­ci­nat­ing overview of the tech­niques of mod­ern gas­tron­omy.” — Heston Blumenthal

“Amazing! Unparalleled in its breadth and depth.” — Wylie Dufresne

Thanks for informing us about such kind of book.

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Re: Modernist Cuisine a $600 cook book OMG!
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 11:25:13 AM »
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“The most impor­tant book in the culi­nary arts since Escoffier.” — Tim Zagat
:-X

Yes, well then.

He just lost a lot of respect in the industry with that statement.

But hey, cool pics man. 

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Re: Modernist Cuisine a $600 cook book OMG!
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 11:43:44 AM »
There is an update on Modernist Cuisine today at the NYT online at http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/24/so-you-buying-it/?hp.

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Re: Modernist Cuisine a $600 cook book OMG!
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011, 12:49:49 PM »
If I had the money, yes, I probably would buy it. I like to read cookbooks. Would it replace the memories of the Betty Crocker cookbook my mother gave me as a young man?  Doubtful.
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Re: Modernist Cuisine a $600 cook book OMG!
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2011, 05:11:41 PM »
I'll wait for it's arrival at the local public library, I'm skeptical and I don't have $625 to blow on a cook book.
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Re: Modernist Cuisine a $600 cook book OMG!
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2011, 07:53:31 AM »
So some day I would like own this book. I've seen it used for around $400 - still way more than I'm willing to pay. But here is a person who is trying to sell it for $2,800 based on it being a rare first edition:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MODERNIST-CUISINE-TRUE-1st-EDITION-/350472685218?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item5199ccc6a2

I'll pass.



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Re: Modernist Cuisine a $600 cook book OMG!
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2011, 03:48:31 PM »
$600 Cookbook?  Not for me.

We have found ourselves whittling down our stash of cookbook over the past year or so.  There are still to many keepers, but many of the specialty cookbooks are out the door to the library book sales.

I like to just read them also.  Years ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I was reading James Beard's "American Cookery" and hit the section on pan fried oysters.  They sounded so good I spent the afternoon running down some decent oysters for supper.  No simple feat in Denver on a Sunday at the time!

Fiction has turned me on to some foods too. I had to run out and buy some Calvados for the first time while reading an Inspector Maigret novel.  The author described the smell of calvados/apples on a telephone mouth piece in a bar and it sounded so good I had to try it. That's cost me some over the years....


 

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