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Wow!!! It's for the real food geeks & me..,
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This review is from: Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking (6 Volume Set) (Hardcover)
When I first recieved this huge box from Amazon I was suprised by the sheer size and weight of this "Cookery Bible".
It has to be the most interesting cookery related book I have ever read, (and I own over 800 cookery books) Michel Bras essential cuisine was my all time favourite but hey this has just blown that away. The depth and interesting facts are amazing.
As scientific as it is gastronomic, it is virtually an encyclopedia of cooking, a visual roller coaster through the world of food and cooking tools, as well as a compendium of 1,500 recipes.
Ultimately, it is a manifesto declaring that the new form of laboratory-inspired cooking -- led by Grant Achatz in the United States; Heston Blumenthal in England; and Ferran Adrian & agrave;, the father of this cuisine, in Spain -- is a cultural and artistic movement every bit as definitive as Impressionism in 19th-century France or Bauhaus in early 20th-century Germany. It proclaims a revolution "in techniques, aesthetics and intellectual underpinnings of gastronomy."
This edition is printed in ENGLISH and using METRIC measurements.....Please be aware that the "Black edition" is printed in GERMAN....
As I read further into this publication there are a few mistakes with measurements but this is not the be all end all as after a couple of trials you will see they are very minor. And the Physics can be a little "out of sink" but hey this is a cook book not a book for physics graduate studying for their bachelors degree.
This is not recommended for the home cook (But would look amazing on your coffee table). If it is super reinforced..
This is serious reading cookbook but you will become a very knowledgeable chef after digesting all this mammoth collection of books has to offer!!
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Initial post: 15 Sep 2011 13:33:24 BDT
Marc Ingram says:
Can you please explain how you received the product, and wrote the review in April 2011 when the book was released (and sold by Amazon) at the end of August 2011.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2011 10:24:07 GMT
I had the book pre delivered by Amazon as I had waited 14 months for its release date. Please check with Amazon about their great service you will then see a new perspective on book collection. But hey its a great feeling receiving the first pressing from the UK.
Posted on 25 Dec 2011 20:38:47 GMT
Joachim Trodler says:
could you please tell me if the units used in the book and recipes are metric or US/Imperial. I've seen the German version which is in metric, but I couldnt find any info on the English/US Version
Posted on 30 Dec 2011 21:14:49 GMT
Antonio Flores says:
It would be useful to read the review of Anthony Berno in Amazon.com. It saved me €450:
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2012 14:17:02 GMT
Sorry for my late reply I have just returned from my vacation
Wishing you a great 2012
The units used are all metric as in gr and cm
Its just an amazing read well worth the large amount money...
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2012 14:19:45 GMT
Thanks Antonio for the link very interesting
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