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A Chip Off The Old…Watermelon?

November 5, 2010

Think only witches and alchemists can turn a watermelon into a potato? Think again! In this post, Max and Johnny demonstrate how a watermelon can be infused with starch and deep-fried into an unlikely new kind of chip.

Modernist Cuisine on Martha Stewart

November 3, 2010

Martha Stewart visits the Modernist Cuisine team at the Cooking Lab

High-Speed Video: Phantom V.12.1

November 1, 2010

A little info on the Phantom V.12.1; the key piece of equipment in the production of our high speed videos

High-Speed Video: Popcorn Popping @ 6,200 FPS

October 27, 2010

Why does popcorn pop? See for yourself at a whopping 6200 frames per second!

Kitchen Tech and Progress

October 22, 2010

The link between humanity’s development and the evolution of cooking techniques is well-documented and perhaps even obvious. Less apparent, however, is that along the way, many “traditional” chefs and cooks turned up their noses at new and emerging gastronomic tools and techniques of their time.

The Language of Food

October 15, 2010

Some artists can translate what a piece says to them into language that evokes that feeling in the rest of us. Maxime “Max” Bilet is one of those artists. On a recent visit to The Cooking Lab, I asked Max about the role language plays in the creation and enjoyment of his art.

Dinner with René Redzepi

October 11, 2010

Nathan, Max and I recently had the pleasure of meeting chef René Redzepi from Noma while he was in Seattle promoting his wonderful new book Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine. I really admire what René set out to accomplish at Noma and I am impressed by his well-deserved success. René’s sincerity and passion are apparent when you talk to him. And—while he is perfectly fluent in English—his modesty and restraint constantly reminded me that he is very much a Dane.

Not Your Average Carrot Soup

October 7, 2010

At last month’s International Food Bloggers Convention in Seattle, the Modernist Cuisine team prepared a dish they (rather modestly) described as carrot soup for the kickoff reception. Before heading downtown with the team, I caught Maxime Bilet and Anjana Shanker at The Cooking Lab and asked them to describe the dish they were preparing for the reception.

Does It Matter Why We Love Chocolate?

September 20, 2010

Looking at Modernist Cuisine as a (nearly) complete body of work, the amount of information and level of detail can seem overwhelming. On the surface, it is tempting to think of the book as a food science research report or textbook – but that is far from the full story. “Where’s the love?” you might ask if you stumbled upon Modernist Cuisine in a bookstore’s cookbook section. The short answer from the MC team would be, “It’s in there!”

Official Release Date for Modernist Cuisine

September 15, 2010

We’ve been working diligently to get our book done in time to make the 2010 Holiday season, but we have been overtaken by events. Proofreading and correcting 2,400 pages is, as you can imagine, a very big job, and it has been taking longer than we expected to complete that work.