The Seattle Food Geek, in a very entertaining post on April 1st, hypothesized about why certain things in Modernist Cuisine are the way they are. Among his insights:
The iconic cutaway photos in the book were actually created using a prototype device that resembles a light saber. Intellectual Ventures has several working light sabers which it uses for testing defenses against (according to a research assistant) pests significantly larger than a mosquito.
For the rest, check out Scott’s post.