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2012 Cookbook Lists; Scott Makes the Forbes “30 Under 30”

December 18, 2012

As we approach the end of the year, The Cooking Lab team has been thrilled to see that many publications have included Modernist Cuisine at Home in their “Best of 2012” lists and holiday gift guides. There are far too many to include here, but here are some notables: Amazon.com: Modernist Cuisine at Home is […]

The Physics of Coffee & Cream

December 12, 2012

Every Seattleite has been in this situation: On a cold, rainy December morning, you get your coffee to go from Vivace, Stumptown, or Starbucks, and then watch out the window for your bus. The bus, you know, might be a minute or two late, and you’ll have to wait a few minutes. You want to […]

The Microbiology of Raw Cookie Dough

December 11, 2012

In May 2009, an outbreak of foodborne illness sickened at least 80 people across 30 states; it put 35 people in the hospital. The source of that outbreak was raw, store-bought cookie dough. To better understand the risk of getting sick from undercooked foods, it’s important to know a little about the mechanics of foodborne […]

5 Dessert Tips from Modernist Cuisine at Home

December 6, 2012

The last chapter in Modernist Cuisine at Home is devoted entirely to custards and pies, and is comprised of 55 recipes, including more than 40 variations. Here are some of our best tips for turning out delectable desserts every time this holiday seasons. Follow our advice to not only save but enhance your sweet creations. […]

Nathan Demos Microwave Recipes on Rachael Ray

November 28, 2012

Today, Rachael Ray invited Modernist Cuisine at Home author Nathan Myhrvold on her show. Using only olive oil, a little salt, and a microwave, Nathan taught Rachael how to make puffed chickpeas and kale chips. Watch the video above for the complete demonstration. To get the recipes, visit the page on RachaelRayShow.com. And for more […]

Our Guide to Picking the Perfect Pan

November 27, 2012

Are you looking for a new set of pans this holiday season? Scott Heimendinger, our Director of Applied Research, explains the science behind heat diffusion in stove-top cooking on MDRN KTCHN on CHOW.com. The end result: Thickness is more important than material, no matter how shiny and expensive those copper pans may be. He also […]

Top 5 Modernist Cuisine at Home Tools

November 26, 2012

Maybe you gave someone Modernist Cuisine at Home, or perhaps you have it yourself. Now you want to know what to give with it, or what else to put on your own wish list. These are our top five suggestions. Digital Scale: We are very keen on precision. A digital scale allows chefs to accurately […]

Google Talks with Nathan Myhrvold

November 21, 2012

Have you ever wondered, pound for pound, which costs more, Modernist Cuisine at Home or Parmesan cheese? Nathan does the math in the Google Talks video above, and, as it turns out, our new book is a steal. Nathan also discusses printing quality, why you shouldn’t dismiss blowtorches, how he found inspiration on eGullet, and […]

Turkey Tips

November 20, 2012

Stop worrying over your Thanksgiving turkey! Follow our guidelines and you’ll serve up the perfect roasted bird. Place your cursor over the white circles in the photo below to learn everything you need. If the file doesn’t display, you may download the SWF file.

Thanksgiving, the Modernist Cuisine at Home Way

November 16, 2012

What better time than Thanksgiving to try out recipes from Modernist Cuisine at Home? To get you started, we put together a menu using recipes from our website and new book. And if you’re not hosting a Turkey-Day feast this year, we hope you’ll bring a dish or two to your friend’s or family’s house. […]