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I bought this book for my along with the other parts to the series and although pricey, my wife says well worth the money. Really well presented with beautiful pictures. The recipes themselves a fantastic with some really exquisite traditional recipes that my wife thought were the domain of her European mother. Excellent layout and a great addition to any cookbook library for someone looking for something quite unique.
This book is an amazing addition to your cooking library. The quality of the pictures and explanations is fantastic, and the recipes are very realistic to make at home. Explanations are clear and the kitchen-proof booklet is a fantastic idea that I wish all my other books had. I've already tried a few recipes and I loved the outcome. The caramelized carrot soup tastes unreal. Definitely worth the price.
This is probably the best cook book I've bought, which given the price, arguably it should be. I love that you get a plastic coated version of the recipes that you can have out in the kitchen, while the reference volume can remain in the case. Its very technical, so only worth buying if you are interested in the chemistry and so on of cookery; and I think it deals with that whole aspect better than any Heston Blumenthal book (of which I have a number). I really rate this book, and notwithstanding the substantial price, think its good value.
When you can't cost justify the full Modernist Cuisine or you don't want to fool around with nitrogen in your cooking this one has the mere mortal fancy recipes you can produce with just a pressure cooker, sous vide water bath and a siphon.
This gorgeous epic tome is A3 sized, comes with a spiral bound kitchen recipe companion, some food porn prints suitable for framing, and a scratch off serial#, all bound in nice storage box that weighs nearly 5.5kg! Overwhelmed by its unwieldiness and underwhelmed by recipe's for pedestrian cheeseburgers, wings, and mac n cheese. Best tip was from the included registration website link leading me to the cheaper interactive media iOS App. Much more practical and useful for the Modernist cook!
I've been looking to the normal collection since it was released however it was far to big and expensive (5 huge volumes). With this new version, smaller, cheaper and home oriented I could not ignore it anymore. I bought it and have gone through it page by page and it is simply amazing. Very very detailed, with amazing photos and a spectacular presentation. The fact that it includes a "kitchen safe" version of the recipes is great and adds that final touch.
The photos and step by step instructions were fantastic for an intermediate cook. However, I think adding an alternative recipe guideline to the "pressure cooking" section for those who do not have a pressure cooker, would have been perfect. I love most of the recipes that were given for pressure cooking, but do not know how to duplicate them without.
Shipper sent book several days earlier than anticipated, which was greatly appreciated.
Beautyfully designed book with spectacular photo's. It was a bit bigger book than I thought. It will take some preparation to make the recipes but will take your cooking skills to the next level. Many recipes require a sous vide bath and pressure cooker
An initial guidebook to the physics and chemistry of food and food preparation. Not a light read and not necessarily a good idea for someone who likes to potter around the kitchen... but if you know what "Sous-vide" is then this is a great (if not cheap) starting point