While we love hearing that foodies (and Amazon) have included Modernist Cuisine on their “Best of 2011” lists, knowing that the scientific community regards us as one of this year’s major contributions really gets us excited. When Nathan Myhrvold first envisioned MC, he wanted to make a book that not only explains how to cook sous vide but also why it works, including easy-to-follow explanations of air pressure, the movement of heat, and the properties of water. As the book expanded in scope, so did its coverage of the science of food and cooking. Sublimation, microbiology, the health effects of various foods, and more are all treated in a deep yet approachable way.
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Due to popular demand, we are now selling sets of prints from MC online! For $30 (plus shipping), you can choose one of two sets of prints: those included with the second printing or those included with the third printing of MC.
The first set comes with four 8-by-10-inch prints of the fried egg, pectin orange, pot roast cutaway (above), and levitating burger. The second set comes with photos of the spilling wine glass, wok cutaway, charred pepper, and black cod plate-up.
For a limited time, four lucky winners will receive an additional print from the first set, signed by photographer Ryan Matthew Smith.
International booksellers have editions of MC fully in stock, but because Nathan was out of town, we only opened our office copies last week. Right off the bat, you’ll notice a difference in how they look…
But now there’s an even cooler reason to go. We will be giving away two aprons autographed by Nathan at the event. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your proof of purchase (tickets can be bought for only $5 here) and you will be entered to win! You have until noon on Monday to enter. We will announce the winners at the event (you must be present to win).
Bienvenue!Bienvenue au site Modernist Cuisine! Maintenant que les éditions française, allemande, et espagnole sont disponibles, nous sommes aussi entrain de mettre tous les aspects de notre site disponsibles dans ces langages afin que tous nos lecteurs aient la plus complete expérience de Modernist Cuisine. Pendant ce temps, nous vous encourageons de visiter la page Modernist Cuisine chez Taschen.com.
Willkommen!Willkommen auf der Internetseite von Modernist Cuisine! Jetzt wo die Bücher in Deutsch, Französisch, und Spanisch erhältlich sind, arbeiten wir daran, die meisten Funktionen unserer Internetseite auch in diesen Sprachen bereit zu stellen, so dass alle Leser den größtmöglichen Nutzen von Modernist Cuisine haben. In der Zwischenzeit empfehlen wir Ihnen die Seite Modernist Cuisine bei Taschen.com.
Bienvenida!¡Bievenidos al sitio de Modernist Cuisine! Ahora que las ediciones del libro en español, francés, y alemán, están disponibles, estamos trabajando para proporcionar todos los beneficios de nuestro sitio web también en su idioma, para que todos los visitantes tengan lo mejor experiencia de Modernist Cuisine. Mientras tanto, le recomendamos que visite la página de Modernist Cuisine en Taschen.com.
As the year winds down, many people are compiling their top 10 lists. Top reality-TV moments, top restaurants, top scientific discoveries. We are happy to say that MC has garnered an honorable mention on Epicurious’s top 10 list.
This has been a year of stiff competition, with new books out by the likes of Blumenthal, Cooks Illustrated, Pépin, Ruhlman, and Momofuku.
Book Larder, Seattle’s newest food-focused bookstore, is offering a special package that includes both a copy of Modernist Cuisine and two tickets to an event with MC coauthor Maxime Bilet for a discounted price of $550. That’s $75 off the list price! Please join Max at Book Larder on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. for a demonstration of techniques from the book, insights into MC’s creation, and a Q&A session. For more information, click here to visit the page on Book Larder’s website.
With so many upcoming talks, presentations, classes, and demonstrations, we’ve added an Events page. We’ll also blog about events as we add author appearances to the schedule.
Today, we’re happy to announce that MC coauthors Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet will be appearing at The Restaurant Show in London on Monday, October 10, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. GST. Click here for more details.
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