Multcolib Research Picks Modernist Cuisine
Annotation:An overview of the techniques of modern gastronomy. Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, and Maxime Bilet -- scientists, inventors, and accomplished cooks in their own right -- have created a six-volume 2,400 page set that reveals science-inspired techniques for preparing food. The authors and their 20 person team at The Cooking Lab have achieved new flavors and textures by using tools such as water baths, homogenizers, centrifuges, and ingredients such as hydrocolloids, emulsifiers, and enzymes.
Annotation: A foodwriter and graduate of the French Culinary Institute recounts her time apprenticing at four high-end restaurants around the world, including under the famed chef Wylie Dufresne at the molecular gastronomy hotspot wd̃50.
Annotation:Considering six bistro favorites, Hervé This isolates the exact chemical properties that tickle our senses and stimulate our appetites. More important, he identifies methods of culinary construction that appeal to our memories, intelligence, and creativity.