Pressure Cookers

December 12, 2013

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.   […]

October 22, 2012

The Amazing Pressure Cooker

In the third installment of MDRN KTCHN, our very own Scott Heimendinger and CHOW.com team up to bring you a video all about pressure cooking. Discover how it works, when it was invented, and how baking soda caramelizes root vegetables in 20 minutes. Now that you can’t wait to dust off your pressure cooker, get […]

October 9, 2012

Our Favorite Recipes: Vegetable Soup

I love all of the pressure-cooked soup variations in Modernist Cuisine at Home. We have an “at home” version of the Caramelized Carrot Soup recipe (as in the video above), but we also have several variations using artichoke, parsnip, or apple, because the technique applies to nearly any vegetable. You can make a great soup […]

February 29, 2012

Bringing Back the Pressure Cooker

Rob Mifsud, who has reviewed MC, interviewed Nathan Myhrvold, and even went toe-to-toe with naysaying critics of Modernist cooking, has a brilliant article on Slate.com today. This time (with a little help from our Recipe Library and his copy of Modernist Cuisine), he is promoting pressure-cooking as an easy, effective method of cooking. Mifsud delves […]

January 18, 2012

Teaching Melissa Clark

The New York Times food writer throws a dinner party at home with recipes from MC, and tips from Nathan.

December 15, 2011

New Recipes in the Library: Risottos

This parametric recipe from the pages of Modernist Cuisine offers several great recipes for risottos based on a variety of grains and vegetables.

November 18, 2011

New Recipe: Garlic Confit

Your pressure cooker can do more than you might imagine. Check out this recipe for tips on using one safely.

November 11, 2011

New Recipe (and It’s Not from the Book): Thanksgiving Stew

Put all the evocative flavors of this traditional holiday feast into a single bowl of Modernist goodness.

October 3, 2011

New Recipe & Video: Caramelized Carrot Soup

Baking soda and a pressure cooker are the secrets to this remarkable recipe.

September 7, 2011

Maxime Will Teach Modernist Cooking at Sur La Table

MC coauthor Maxime Bilet will lead a three-hour class on Sept. 28.

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