Get Gourmet Pizza in Your Home Oven

October 31, 2012

Have you ever waited six hours for pizza dough to rise, only to have the pizza burn in the oven while the crust remains stubbornly uncooked? This week on MDRN KTCHN, Scott Heimendinger, our Director of Applied Research, and CHOW.com bring you tips for saving time and circumventing just such disasters. Scott explains one of […]

Modernist Treats Are a Fun Trick!

October 25, 2012

A few Modernist tricks can heighten any Halloween treat. In the video above, Modernist Cuisine at Home coauthor Maxime Bilet demonstrates one of our favorite chocolate-related techniques for CHOW.com: adding Pop Rocks. Pop Rocks, or, generically, pastry rocks, add crisp and crunch to your favorite chocolate. You can buy pastry rocks on Chef Rubber or […]

What to Expect from Modernist Cuisine at Home and the Modernist Cuisine Team

October 24, 2012

It has been an exciting two weeks since the debut of Modernist Cuisine at Home. We have been happily overwhelmed with the photos and first reactions that readers have shared on eGullet, Twitter, Facebook, and our own site. Whether you are a proud new owner of the book or interested in learning more about it, […]

The Amazing Pressure Cooker

October 22, 2012

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 […]

Watch Nathan’s New York Times Talk

October 18, 2012

In case you couldn’t make it in person or stream it live last Saturday, here’s your chance to watch Nathan’s New York Times Talk with Jeff Gordinier. In the video above, Nathan tells Jeff about his favorite way to decant wine, when a chef’s own two hands are the best kitchen tools, how syringes are […]

Sous Vide Run Down on MDRN KTCHN

October 16, 2012

In the second installation of MDRN KTCHN on CHOW.com, our Director of Applied Research, Scott Heimendinger, focuses on sous vide cooking. Watch the video above to see Scott demonstrate the process and explain the science behind this technique. Want to try it out yourself? We have many sous vide recipes in Modernist Cuisine as well […]

Bloomberg Pursuits

October 15, 2012

Take a tour through The Cooking Lab with Bloomberg Pursuits, tonight at 9 p.m. (EDT). Nathan Myhrvold will be taking Pursuit’s host Trish Regan through cryofrying steak with liquid nitrogen, making fries with an ultrasonic machine, centrifuging peas to separate them into three layers, and more! Watch the video above for a sneak peek. Tune […]

Our Favorite Recipes: I Can’t Pick, But the Pie Crust Is Great!

October 12, 2012

All week the kitchen team has been taking turns describing their favorite recipes from our new book, Modernist Cuisine at Home. But for me, picking a favorite recipe is like picking a favorite child. I love them all. So instead, I’ll introduce Larissa Zhou, our newest addition to the team, and our first professional food […]

Our Favorite Recipes: Chicken Wings

October 11, 2012

I am most excited about the Korean Chicken Wings recipe in Modernist Cuisine at Home. Why? Because of the deliciousness factor! They’re amazing. Just watch the video above and see for yourself. Check back tomorrow: every day this week, we’ll bring you another of our chefs’ favorite recipes from Modernist Cuisine at Home. Visit our […]

Our Favorite Recipes: Roast Chicken

October 10, 2012

My favorite dish from Modernist Cuisine at Home is Roast Chicken. Like many people, I grew up eating roast chicken a lot, but having Modernist Cuisine at Home‘s roast chicken is like eating it for the first time. It’s injection-brined and then brushed with soy sauce, which might not be traditional, but these steps act […]