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Taschen's groundbreaking and encyclopedic six-volume publication Modernist Cuisine, with its decoding of cooking techniques, sophisticated recipes, and stunning photography, was a revelation for serious and aspiring chefs alike. Following on that spectacular and ongoing success, this new publication brings the Modernist Cuisine brand and movement to an even wider audience, ensuring that even the enthusiastic amateur or beginner can profit from cutting-edge innovation.
Destined to set a new standard for home cookbooks, Modernist Cuisine at Home is the ultimate companion for anyone and everyone who wants to master world-class culinary techniques in their own kitchens. In a lavishly illustrated guide, Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet, co-authors of the original volumes, revisit their themes for cooks of all skill levels, complete with all-new recipes, specially tailored to the most accessible ingredients and equipment.
Drawing on the same commitment to perfection that produced Modernist Cuisine, this publication applies the methods of Nathan Myhrvold's Cooking Lab to classic home dishes, from hamburgers and wings to macaroni and cheese, as well as to delicacies such as pistachio clam chowder and sous vide snails.
The main 456-page volume includes all the essential information that any cook needs to stock and run a modern home kitchen; how-to features, ingredients advice, equipment guidance, and more than 400 new recipes, most with helpful step by step photos that make it easy to bring dining of the highest quality to your own dinner table. All recipes are also reprinted in a separate 230-page kitchen manual, lightweight and plastic-bound.
Nathan Myhrvold is chief executive officer and a founder of Intellectual Ventures, a firm dedicated to creating and investing in inventions. In addition to stimulating the invention of others, Myhrvold is himself an active inventor, with more than 250 patents issued or pending—including several related to food technology. Until 1999, Myhrvold was the first chief technology officer at Microsoft, establishing Microsoft Research and overseeing many advanced technology projects. After working for two years as a stagier at Seattle’s top French restaurant, Rover’s, Myhrvold completed culinary training with renowned chef Anne Willan at the Ecole De La Varenne. In addition, he has worked as Chief Gastronomic Officer for Zagat Survey, publisher of the popular Zagat restaurant guidebooks. Myhrvold has contributed original research on cooking sous vide to online culinary forums, and his sous vide techniques have been covered in The New York Times Magazine, Wired, and Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie television series on PBS. Myhrvold’s formal education includes degrees in mathematics, geophysics, and space physics from UCLA, and PhDs in mathematical economics and theoretical physics from Princeton University. In his post-doctoral work at Cambridge University, Myhrvold worked on quantum theories of gravity with the renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking.
Maxime Bilet received a BA in creative writing, literature, and visual art from Skidmore College. Bilet then graduated with highest honors from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. He completed a stage at Jack’s Luxury Oyster Bar and was quickly hired by Jack Lamb to be head chef there. Moving to London, he accepted a stage with Heston Blumenthal’s development team at The Fat Duck. Just prior to joining the culinary team at The Cooking Lab as head chef of researchand development, Bilet trained as sous chef to open the London branch of Auberge de L’Ile.
Hardcover with booklet in slipcase, 26,2 x 33 cm, 676 pages
|Designer||Nathan Myhrvold, Maxime Bilet||Brand||Taschen|
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