Alex and Aki's Ideas in Food: A new book brings technological cuisine within reach of the everyday cook.

As you may have heard, the cookbook sensation of the season, if not the decade, is Modernist Cuisine, a six-volume magnum opus on contemporary cooking principles that will set you back roughly $500. Self-published by Nathan Myhrvold—the genius founder of Microsoft's research division, zillionaire, famed dinosaur enthusiast, and the world's most serious, best-funded amateur cook—it is a thrilling specimen, filled with scientific explanations of culinary phenomenon, ambitious graphics that would make even Edward Tufte's head spin, eyepopping photography, and recipes from the world's most famous, and famously provocative chefs. In short, Modernist Cuisine is fully Diderot-ian in its ambition to document the whys and hows of today's gastronomic techniques. Oh and, by the way, unless you placed your order some time ago, you can't have it—at least not for a while. The first run, scheduled for April 14, has been oversold, and Myhrvold's fans are waiting for extra shipments from the printers.[more ...] Continue reading at 'Slate'

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New partnership between Oprah Winfrey and Apple brings Oprah's Book Club to Apple Books and Apple TV+

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With World Book Day, Cambridge University Press Reaches Out to Young Book Lovers

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