A D V E R T I S E M E N T


Author Topic: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625  (Read 1263 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Bill/SFNM

  • Lifetime Member
  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 5189
  • Location: Santa Fe, NM
Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« on: September 27, 2016, 02:08:35 PM »
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

Offline HBolte

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2569
  • Location: Detroit, MI
    • 500px
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 02:25:05 PM »
You do get the calendar free!
Hans

Offline mitchjg

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4840
  • Location: Oakland, CA
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 05:49:16 PM »
Maybe we can do a group purchase.  Bill can make the purchase and we can be the group.
Mitch

“We hate math,” says 4 in 10 – a majority of Americans

Offline bifi85

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 27
  • Location: Germany
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 01:27:21 PM »
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.

Offline Jon in Albany

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 964
  • Location: Albany, NY
    • Jon In Albany Blog
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 02:19:19 PM »
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.

A D V E R T I S E M E N T


Offline mitchjg

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4840
  • Location: Oakland, CA
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 03:08:25 PM »
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?
Mitch

“We hate math,” says 4 in 10 – a majority of Americans

Offline Bill/SFNM

  • Lifetime Member
  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 5189
  • Location: Santa Fe, NM
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 03:11:45 PM »
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.

 

Offline Jon in Albany

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 964
  • Location: Albany, NY
    • Jon In Albany Blog
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 03:17:39 PM »
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.

Offline bifi85

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 27
  • Location: Germany
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 01:53:30 PM »
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.

Offline the1mu

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1185
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2018, 07:16:46 AM »
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.

A D V E R T I S E M E N T


Offline HBolte

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2569
  • Location: Detroit, MI
    • 500px
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2018, 07:56:47 AM »
You can get it at Barnes & Noble online for $424.00

My only concern is that some have reported the binding breaking.
Hans

Offline enchant

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 777
  • Location: Marshfield, MA
  • World-class pizza maker in the making
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2018, 09:29:46 AM »
I think I'll wait until there's a Kindle version for $10.95.
--pat--

Offline HBolte

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2569
  • Location: Detroit, MI
    • 500px
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2018, 11:27:01 AM »
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...
Hans

Offline enchant

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 777
  • Location: Marshfield, MA
  • World-class pizza maker in the making
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2018, 11:54:41 AM »
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.
--pat--

Offline norcoscia

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2270
  • Location: WA
  • I really Love Pizza!
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2018, 12:09:55 PM »
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
Norm

A D V E R T I S E M E N T


Offline HBolte

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2569
  • Location: Detroit, MI
    • 500px
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2018, 03:02:57 PM »
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
Hans

Offline timgiuffi

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 828
  • Age: 34
  • Location: Forest Park, IL
  • I Love Pizza!
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2018, 03:08:34 PM »
I’m hoping my library will get a copy.
Tim

Offline foreplease

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2428
  • Age: 58
  • Location: St. Joseph, MI
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2018, 08:03:40 PM »
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.
-Tony
I find it easier to imagine a diet of nothing but ice cream than one without ice cream

Offline foreplease

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2428
  • Age: 58
  • Location: St. Joseph, MI
Re: Modernist Bread by Nathan Myhrvold - only $625
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2018, 09:55:35 PM »
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
-Tony
I find it easier to imagine a diet of nothing but ice cream than one without ice cream

A D V E R T I S E M E N T