What can you make for dinner?

Change the way you think about food: Modernist Cuisine at Home opens up a new world of culinary possibility and innovation for passionate and curious home cooks. In this vibrantly illustrated, 456-page volume you’ll learn how to stock a modern kitchen, to master Modernist techniques, and to make hundreds of stunning new recipes. You’ll also learn about the science behind your favorite dishes, what’s really happening when you roast a chicken, and why pressure cookers are perfect for making soup.

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Anatomy of a Modernist Cuisine at Home recipe

Our recipes might look a bit different from those you’re used to seeing in other cookbooks—for good reason. Explore some of the unique, easy-to-follow features of the recipes in Modernist Cuisine at Home, designed to help cooks of any level master Modernist techniques and thrive in the kitchen.

Modernist Cuisine at Home is destined to change the way we cook – and the way we use recipes. For all of us who cook regularly, this book opens up a whole new world of possibilities. It is full of insights that encourage us to try something new, and that teach us something on every single page.”

Martha Stewart

Winner of the 2013 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award in the category of Food & Beverage Reference / Technical.

Familiar foods... made better

We’ve given your favorite recipes (406 to be exact) a Modernist twist. These are just a few of the familiar recipes you’ll find in Modernist Cuisine at Home:

  • Korean Wings

    Made crispy through the science of starch

    Chapter 14

  • Roast Chicken

    With perfectly crisp skin and juicy meat

    Chapter 13

  • Caramelized Carrot Soup

    Using a pressure cooker

    Chapter 8

  • Braised Short Ribs

    Fork-tender but still medium rare

    Chapter 12

  • French Scrambled Eggs

    Aerated with a whipping siphon

    Chapter 6

  • Sous Vide Steak in a Cooler

    The perfect doneness of sous vide, unplugged

    Chapter 9

  • Mac and Cheese

    With Perfectly Melting Cheese Sauce

    Chapter 19

  • Fragrant Sous Vide Salmon

    You can cook in your sink

    Chapter 16

What is Modernist Cuisine?

That is the single most common question we are asked. These ten principles will help clearly define what the movement is and is not.

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Kitchen manual

The Kitchen Manual contains every reference table, technique step-by-step, and recipe found in Modernist Cuisine at Home. Each page of this spiral-bound volume is waterproof and tear proof, making this manual a durable companion in the messiest of kitchens.

Modernist Cuisine at Home: alive and fully digital

Our guide to Modernist home cooking comes to life in our new digital edition, loaded with even more features and immersive details. With more recipes and photos, step-by-step videos, and a slew of digital features, the Modernist Cuisine at Home App is an invaluable companion for any cook who craves gorgeous and convenient technology.

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