Omnivore - A version of Modernist Cuisine you can actually afford

<i>Modernist Cuisine at Home</i>


If you've ever gotten your hands on the original, six-volume, 2,400 page version of Modernist Cuisine, you know from experience how visually stunning and thought-prokvoking Nathan Myhrvold's cook book is. High resolution photos of pressure cookers, wok's, and barbecue grills chopped into cross section bedeck pages filled with references charts and meditations of the science of cooking. It's the only cook book, said Myhrvold at TED 2011, with partial differential equations.

The main drawback of Modernist Cuisine is not the inconvenience of transporting 40 lbs. of cook book from place to place, or overly scientific content matter. The real pain in the ass is coming up with $456.15 to buy it on Amazon. If you got it like that, and you had your copy pre-ordered last January, more power to you, shawty! But for those unwilling or unable to shell out nearly one month's rent on a cook book, your time has come.

Myhrvold and company are releasing a concise version of their work: Modernist Cuisine at Home. In an arguably more palatable (and more affordable at $140) version of the book, all the essential information contained in the original has been condensed down to 456 pages. Modernist Cuisine at Home includes a 230-page, waterproof Kitchen Manual that reproduces every recipe in a separate, portable companion, and more than 400 new recipes are included, most with step-by-step photos.

Modernist Cuisine at Home is available for pre-order on Amazon and is scheduled for release on Oct. 8, 2012.

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