Posted by Olivia on Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Thousands of cookbooks come and go through the years, from celebrity chefs on the Food Network to culinary experts like Julia Child, to now even home food bloggers gone pro—cookbooks are a dime a dozen, and it’s difficult to tell most apart nowadays. Enter The Modernist Cuisine. It’s a six-volume set, almost 2,500 pages in total, and it might possibly reinvent cooking as we know it. The set is considered the cream of the crop for any home cook, professional chef, or culinary connoisseur. You literally can’t even get the sets online anymore, as demand is so high they’ve sold out virtually everywhere.
Imagine the excitement of our very own Olive Queen, Deborah Rogers, when she was able to secure some sets for us. She swooped them up immediately, knowing the value of the books, and knowing the foodie base in Sonoma that would love to get their hands on a set.
We now are proud to offer The Modernist Cuisine in our Sonoma location, if you are one of the foodies, chefs, and home cooks that are trying to get a copy! And if you’re just learning about the books now, you’ve got to pop in and take a look. They are simply stunning. There are thousands of impeccably styled and photographed stills of food, ingredients, kitchen tools, and the cooking process itself in action. In this regard, The Modernist cuisine is almost as much of an art book as it is a cookbook. And it’s worth every penny.
The Modernist Cuisine comes as a packaged set, priced at $625.00. A steep price at first glance, but considering the 2,500 pages of revolutionary information on food, cooking, and science, combined with the striking photographs, the value starts to come together pretty quickly.
Here’s what others are saying about The Modernist Cuisine:
“The most astonishing cookbook of our time.”
—Katy McLaughlin, Wall Street Journal
“It’s an encyclopedia, a manifesto, and a documentary, and, should you find a way to get your hands on it, you’re in for an experience that will leave you awed, exhausted, and agog with disbelief.”
—T. Susan Chang, Boston Globe
“A masterpiece...the most important cookbook of the first ten years of the 21st century.”
—Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Come on by the store to get this fantastic set before anybody else gets their hands on it!