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  • #1 by Bill/SFNM on 27 Sep 2016
  • But you can preorder for only $594. There better be some profoundly ground-breaking, paradigm-shifting, game-changing, gobsmacking information in there. And even then, do you know how many steaks I can by from Bryan Flannery for that amount?  :)

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/0982761058/?tag=pmak-20
  • #2 by HBolte on 27 Sep 2016
  • You do get the calendar free!
  • #3 by mitchjg on 27 Sep 2016
  • Maybe we can do a group purchase.  Bill can make the purchase and we can be the group.
  • #4 by bifi85 on 01 Jan 2018
  • 42 pages for Pizza only $524... .Modernist Cuisine is the best cook book I have ever had in my hands. Unfortunately I only borrowed them for a few month. If i had a cash cow in the backyard, I would buy Modernist Bread without hesitation. Clean on point words, no bull%$# text, ultra educational, best design and pictures period. The recipes are made with the latest science for perfection.
  • #5 by Jon in Albany on 01 Jan 2018
  • I wonder if they will come out with a $100 home version like they did the first time around. I've seen the original Modernist Cuisine and have the home version and it feels like everything I would ever need (and plenty I will most likely never do) is in the home version.
  • #6 by mitchjg on 01 Jan 2018
  • I wonder if they will come out with a $100 home version like they did the first time around. I've seen the original Modernist Cuisine and have the home version and it feels like everything I would ever need (and plenty I will most likely never do) is in the home version.

    I understand the home version has pizza dough and sauce recipes.  Ever try them?
  • #7 by Bill/SFNM on 01 Jan 2018
  • I think the home version of Modernist Cuisine was a response to massive pirating. It is probably just a matter of a few weeks before the bread volumes are available on CD-ROM from the same pirates.

     
  • #8 by Jon in Albany on 01 Jan 2018
  • I understand the home version has pizza dough and sauce recipes.  Ever try them?
    I did try a "modernist" dough that had champagne and encapsulated baking powder out of curiosity and it wasn't very good. But I haven't made any pizza doughs or pizza sauce from the book. At the time, I felt like I was doing better learning here.

    The thing I make the most out of the book is a sous vide vegetable stock. The sauce for 72 hour sous vide short ribs is delicious, but incredibly labor intensive. So delicious, but probably too much effort to ever make again. The full set had some curing techniques for making bacon that I use when I do it but I haven't in awile.
  • #9 by bifi85 on 20 Jan 2018
  • Seems like pure gold if you are at the beginning of your journey and not an expert.

    Modernist Bread:
    The Evolution of Sourdough (Page 9)
    Perferments (Page 12)

    PS. You need to have the money too.
  • #10 by the1mu on 21 Jan 2018
  • Seems like pure gold if you are at the beginning of your journey and not an expert.

    Modernist Bread:
    The Evolution of Sourdough (Page 9)
    Perferments (Page 12)

    PS. You need to have the money too.
    IMHO it would be a disservice to a newbie to drop that much money on something like this. I don’t think there is really that much to this book that will be truly worth the price tag. If I had the cash, I’d buy it out of curiosity, but not much more.
  • #11 by HBolte on 21 Jan 2018
  • You can get it at Barnes & Noble online for $424.00

    My only concern is that some have reported the binding breaking.
  • #12 by enchant on 21 Jan 2018
  • I think I'll wait until there's a Kindle version for $10.95.
  • #13 by HBolte on 21 Jan 2018
  • I think I'll wait until there's a Kindle version for $10.95.

    Don't hold your breath. Modernist Cuisine came out in 2011 and still no reader version...
  • #14 by enchant on 21 Jan 2018
  • Then maybe I'll wait for a friend to buy it and take a photograph of every page.

    Yes, I'm a special kind of cheap.
  • #15 by norcoscia on 21 Jan 2018
  • If they are digital photo and you share them freely you could have a lot of new friends  ::)

    Unfortunately some of them might work at the FBI  :-D
  • #16 by HBolte on 21 Jan 2018
  • Then maybe I'll wait for a friend to buy it and take a photograph of every page.

    Yes, I'm a special kind of cheap.

     :-D
  • #17 by timgiuffi on 21 Jan 2018
  • I’m hoping my library will get a copy.
  • #18 by foreplease on 22 Jan 2018
  • I’m hoping my library will get a copy.
    That would make 2 good reasons to move there!


    I glanced at Amazon listing and had to laugh at the “frequently bought together” section of the page: $1,070. It’s only funny because we find the price absurd. If he put his life into creating it and did a good job, what is that worth really. And to who is probably the better question. With my luck I would ppractice and execute every instruction then fall asleep while it baked and burn hell out of it.


    If it was music or golf related I might well pay it. I would have to give something up short term to do it but would not rule it out.
  • #19 by foreplease on 03 Feb 2018
  • This is a good article on the book and one of the authors. Guy seems far from pretentious to me. There are some surprising opinions/assertions in it. The collection of books would make a good Netflix series.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/bread-obsessed-mexican-american-chef-co-wrote-ultimate-5-volume-n843756
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