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Modernist Cuisine; the $625 cookbook.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by mm84321, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. spertia

    spertia Well-Known Member

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    I don;t know why I would be disdainful, other than that it is already three times delayed. I might not like the food, but I figure the info will be kind of cool.

    The photos alone seem like they will be fun eye candy.
     
  2. A Y

    A Y Well-Known Member

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    I love this picture (of what is supposed to be the best burger in the world):
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    Warning: the picture is huge. --Andre
     
  3. mm84321

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    I found it interesting that walnut ketchup used to be one of the most popular types of ketchup in the early 1900's.
     
  4. itsstillmatt

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    I want an answer. Why do you think I would disdain this book godamnit?
     
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    I want an answer. Why do you think I would disdain this book godamnit?

    Because you seem like an old grumpy fuddy duddy and people don't realize you make caviar balls and cook sous vide.
     
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    why would you put an heirloom tomato on a hamburger?

    speaking of which, another forum member, the first i have met irl, took me to the best burger place i've been to in years yesterday.
     
  7. Manton

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    I want an answer. Why do you think I would disdain this book godamnit?

    one, you need it less than anyone I know, and less than lots of people I will never know, two, you are not into gimmicks, and three, what kyle said.
     
  8. Stazy

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    Mine arrived today. Haven't had time to look through it yet...
    It kinda makes me chuckle how many people who seem to have very little interest in cooking want this book. Not just on this site, but in general.
    I have no interest in cooking but I bought it for my sister who is in culinary school. Please get off mah bawls.
     
  9. itsstillmatt

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    Because you seem like an old grumpy fuddy duddy and people don't realize you make caviar balls and cook sous vide.
    I'm so modern I puree caviar and then spherify it. [​IMG] I'm mainly interested in learning how better to use some of the more modern equipment I do have, especially my steam oven. I don't generally care for a lot of the other stuff, you and manton are right about that.
     
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    one, you need it less than anyone I know, and less than lots of people I will never know, two, you are not into gimmicks, and three, what kyle said.
    I'm not sure how it qualifies as a gimmick.
     
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    why would you put an heirloom tomato on a hamburger?

    Why not? Heirlooms are the quintessential tomato for hamburgers, in my opinion.
     
  12. kwilkinson

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    I can't believe you have a fucking combi-oven.


    BTW, joking about the caviar right?
     
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    I can't believe you have a fucking combi-oven.
    They're becoming increasingly common. My mom replaced her mircowave with one. [​IMG]
     
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    Why not? Heirlooms are the quintessential tomato for hamburgers, in my opinion.

    I think a good beefsteak or salad tomato has better flavor, and better texture often.
     
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    I'm not sure how it qualifies as a gimmick.

    It's not a gimmick. But it has massive gimmick potential. Cases in point: wd50 and moto.
     
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    i think he wants it mainly so he can criticize it after he's looked at it. our matt is nothing but KNOWLEDGEABLY disdainful.
    which, i predict, he will be. it's pretty cool. there's amazing photographs. lot of surprising stuff if you search through it, but it's mainly an eccentric genius billionaire's cabinet of curiosities.
     
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    i think he wants it mainly so he can criticize it after he's looked at it. our matt is nothing but KNOWLEDGEABLY disdainful.
    which, i predict, he will be. it's pretty cool. there's amazing photographs. lot of surprising stuff if you search through it, but it's mainly an eccentric genius billionaire's cabinet of curiosities.


    He's like Antonin Careme! Except Careme became famous FOR being a chef. But that's not important.
     
  18. itsstillmatt

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    i think he wants it mainly so he can criticize it after he's looked at it. our matt is nothing but KNOWLEDGEABLY disdainful. which, i predict, he will be. it's pretty cool. there's amazing photographs. lot of surprising stuff if you search through it, but it's mainly an eccentric genius billionaire's cabinet of curiosities.
    I'm hoping it is better than that, but I fear that you are correct.
     
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    speaking of which, another forum member, the first i have met irl, took me to the best burger place i've been to in years yesterday.

    Where 2 kop? In LA?

    --Andre
     
  20. foodguy

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    no puede. the only place i can think of that would have had it would have been cook's library, but they've been closed down for a couple of years now. i'm afraid it's mail-order only and there is a wait.
     

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