A Super Bowl Snackdown

January 30, 2014

Game day isn’t just a celebration of American football; it’s an ode to the United States’ adoration of snack food…

For precision cooking fire up the… cooler?

January 23, 2014

BY W. WAYT GIBBS Associated Press When you head off to the shore, the woods, or a tailgate party at the stadium, you don’t have to settle for preservative-filled hot dogs or overcooked burgers. Live a little, and take along a few inch-thick strip steaks, or maybe some fresh salmon or chicken fillets. Rest easy, […]

Improve that red wine with just a push of a button

December 30, 2013

BY W. WAYT GIBBS Associated Press Something about fine wine invites mystique, ritual—and more than a little pretension. If you have ever ordered an old and expensive bottle of red from a master sommelier, you may have seen the ostentatious production that goes into decanting the stuff. The wine steward rolls out a gueridon (a […]

Gift Guide 2013: Gifts for Modernist Cooks

December 17, 2013

Whether you’re purchasing one of our books for a loved one or buying gifts for someone who has already added one of our volumes to their personal library, this year we devoted our gift guide to items that pair perfectly with Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Cuisine at Home. From stocking stuffers to larger gear, we […]

Cooking Under Pressure: Pressure Caramelized Sweet Potato Soup

December 12, 2013

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.   […]

Gift Guide 2013: Gifts for Food Photographers

December 5, 2013

Searching for the perfect gift for the photographer in your life? Look no further than the pages of The Photography of Modernist Cuisine for inspiration. Taking cues from some of our favorite photos in the book, we’ve put together a list of must-have gifts for the holiday season. Whether your loved one is new to […]

A Very Sous Vide Thanksgiving with Modernist Cuisine

November 21, 2013

This Thanksgiving we are exploring the diverse bounty that cooking sous vide can produce. Call it a bit of a challenge for Modernist diehards, or a joyful homage to a technique we are truly thankful for, but make no mistake: it’s a very sous vide Thanksgiving at Modernist Cuisine. Modernist chefs have embraced sous vide […]

Introducing the Modernist Cuisine at Home eBook edition!

November 13, 2013

We are thrilled to announce the eBook edition of Modernist Cuisine at Home, available now for $79.99! Powered by the Inkling platform, the digital version includes all the content from the print edition plus exclusive features and new content, making it a perfect companion to the print version. For the full list of features, see […]

Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Pantry Partner for Online Store and Cooking Kits

November 7, 2013

  Finding Modernist ingredients and tools just got easier. The Modernist Cuisine™ Online Store, powered by Modernist Pantry, provides a wide selection of unusual ingredients, packaged and priced for both home and professional use. Since the release of Modernist Cuisine, our readers have frequently asked us for help locating ingredients and equipment. While some Modernist […]

Remembering Charlie Trotter

November 5, 2013

This morning, the world lost a culinary legend with the passing of Charlie Trotter, chef and owner of the world-famous Charlie Trotter’s restaurant Chicago. Charlie left a lasting legacy. He was a pioneer in the world of fine dining, and was one of the first American chefs to create a model for haute cuisine that […]