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April 10, 2014 Nathan

Celebrating Steven Shaw

The culinary world lost an innovative voice on Tuesday. I’m shocked and deeply saddened to lose Steven, who has been a great friend to me and to the entire culinary world.

March 27, 2014 Larissa Zhou

Street Food Ingenuity: Non-Newtonian Noodles

Modernist cooking isn’t just reserved for high-tech kitchens and labs; culinary ingenuity is found everywhere.

March 17, 2014 Caren

The Delicious Science of Guinness

Guinness isn’t just tasty—the company has a long history of technical and scientific innovation.

January 30, 2014 Caren

A Super Bowl Snackdown

Game day isn’t just a celebration of American football; it’s an ode to the United States’ adoration of snack food...

January 23, 2014 Wayt

For precision cooking fire up the… cooler?

BY W. WAYT GIBBS Associated Press When you head off to the shore, the woods, or a tailgate party at the stadium, you don’t have to settle for preservative-filled hot dogs or overcooked burgers. Live a little, and take along a few inch-thick strip steaks, or maybe some fresh salmon or chicken fillets. Rest easy, […]

December 30, 2013 Wayt

Improve that red wine with just a push of a button

BY W. WAYT GIBBS Associated Press Something about fine wine invites mystique, ritual — and more than a little pretension. If you have ever ordered an old and expensive bottle of red from a master sommelier, you may have seen the ostentatious production that goes into decanting the stuff. The wine steward rolls out a […]

December 17, 2013 Caren

Gift Guide 2013: Gifts for Modernist Cooks

Whether you’re purchasing one of our books for a loved one or buying gifts for someone who has already added one of our volumes to their personal library, this year we devoted our gift guide to items that pair perfectly with Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Cuisine at Home. From stocking stuffers to larger gear, we […]

December 12, 2013 Caren

Cooking Under Pressure: Pressure Caramelized Sweet Potato Soup

Just in time for winter, we decided to develop a new seasonal variation of one of our Modernist Cuisine traditions: Pressure Caramelized Sweet Potato Soup. The recipe for this magical soup incorporates black peppercorns to give it a nice zip, and hints of sweet onion and Makrud leaves complement the caramelized sweet potato stock.   […]

December 5, 2013 Caren

Gift Guide 2013: Gifts for Food Photographers

Searching for the perfect gift for the photographer in your life? Look no further than the pages of The Photography of Modernist Cuisine for inspiration. Taking cues from some of our favorite photos in the book, we’ve put together a list of must-have gifts for the holiday season. Whether your loved one is new to […]

November 21, 2013 Caren

A Very Sous Vide Thanksgiving with Modernist Cuisine

This Thanksgiving we are exploring the diverse bounty that cooking sous vide can produce. Call it a bit of a challenge for Modernist diehards, or a joyful homage to a technique we are truly thankful for, but make no mistake: it’s a very sous vide Thanksgiving at Modernist Cuisine. Modernist chefs have embraced sous vide […]

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