The culinary revolution that has transformed restaurant menus around the world is
also making its way into home kitchens. Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young and Maxime Bilet
are coauthors of the encyclopedic six-volume set Modernist Cuisine, which immediately
became the definitive reference for this revolution. Now Myhrvold and Bilet have
produced a lavishly illustrated guide for home cooks, complete with all-new recipes
tailored for cooking enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Modernist Cuisine at Home is destined to set a new standard for home cookbooks. The
authors have collected in this 456-page volume all the essential information that
any cook needs to stock a modern kitchen, to master Modernist techniques, and to
make hundreds of stunning recipes. The book includes a 230-page, waterproof Kitchen
Manual that reproduces every recipe in a separate, portable companion. Drawing on
the same commitment to perfection that produced Modernist Cuisine, Modernist Cuisine
at Home applies innovations pioneered by The Cooking Lab to refine classic home dishes,
from hamburgers and wings to macaroni and cheese. More than 400 new recipes are included,
most with step-by-step photos that make it easy to bring dining of the highest quality
to your own dinner table.
Table of Contents
This book focuses on cooking equipment, techniques, and recipes. Part One details
tools, ingredients, and cooking gear that we think are worth having. Equipment once
available only to professional chefs or scientists is now being manufactured for
the home kitchen; we encourage you to try it. But we also show you how to get by
without fancy appliances, such as how to cook fish sous vide in your kitchen sink
and how to cook steak in a picnic cooler. Part Two contains 406 recipes, all of which
are new. In some cases, we took popular Modernist Cuisine recipes— Caramelized Carrot
Soup, Mac and Cheese, and Striped Mushroom Omelet —and developed simpler versions.
In general, the food is less formal; you’ll find recipes for Crispy Skinless Chicken
Wings and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.
Every copy of Modernist Cuisine at Home includes a 230-page, spiral-bound Kitchen
Manual printed on washable paper. The Kitchen Manual reproduces each of the 406 recipes
and variations, as well as all of the Best Bets tables found in Modernist Cuisine
at Home for easy reference.