New to Modernist Cooking and Sous Vide? Looking to Expand Your Knowledge?

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Modernist cooking may encompass a huge amount of information but I focus on creating Amazing Food Made Easy. I've put together several resources the budding modernist or sous vide cook can use to jump start their cooking. Just find the content below you are interested in and you will be creating amazing food in no time that will wow your friends and family.

If you're an experienced modernist cook, my articles will help you expand your knowledge base and discover even more ways you can make amazing food.

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My Modernist Cookbooks for Amazing Food

I have published several books on modernist cooking to help you make amazing food. They cover everything from the whipping siphon and infusions to general modernist cooking techniques. I also have several books on sous vide cooking, including an Amazon best seller.

Latest Articles and Recipes

Simple Sous Vide Pork Chop Recipe

Sous vide pork chop tajine in bath I love a great pork chop, but the frequency at which I cooked them started to dwindle because too often they turned out dry and chewy. Once I got into sous vide though, I could consistently make tender, moist pork chops with a minimal amount of effort!

Simple Sous Vide Strip Steak Recipe

Sous vide strip steak 1 Simple sous vide strip steak is quick and easy to do with your sous vide machine.

Sous Vide Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Sous vide chicken tikka masala 2 Sous vide chicken tikka masala is a rich dish filled with tender, perfectly cooked chicken. It's great on rice or grains and is good any time of the year.

Chatwin Crucial Knife Set Review

Chatwin knife onion All in all I really liked the Chatwin Crucial Knife set and I would recommend it to people that prefer lighter knifes, or are looking for a unique knife design. The holder is really classy too if you want to show them off.

How to Design and Sell a Cheat Sheet Card for a Food Blog

Sous vide thickness ruler 1 One of the most successful food blogger monetization strategies we implemented was to create a plastic cheat sheet that we could sell to our readers. Here is a detailed look at that process.

Latest Forum Posts

Vacuum Sealer

My vacuum sealer doesn't have settings. Is there a concern with too much vacuuming- I have typically stopped short of letting the machine vacuum and seal, and then just used the seal button- is it OK ...

Excess space in bags - does size matter?

I note that in some cooking runs, more liquids are released from the meat. Higher temps, longer cook times. Those liquids have to go somewhere, if they can. With a lot of excess bag, even with a goo...

Circulator or water bath

Hi all, I'm looking to take the plunge (pardon the pun) into sous vide for the first time. I'm torn between two different types of sous vide machine

Sous Vide Supreme Meat Size Limit?

Will the size of a 8 pound roast adequately fit the Sous Vide Supreme 11 liter water oven without affecting performance? What is the upper limit of size/weight that won't fit or not perform? Any Sous...

Food & Wine Sous Vide from HSN

Has anyone purchased the Sous Vide unit from HSN (besides me)? Retired & on fixed income so I had to go the cheapest route. Cost $99.00 @ $25.00 monthly payment. ...

Xanthan gum whitening

I made a jus gras according to the recipe in Modernist Cuisine at Home. This calls for initial thickening of stock by adding xanthan gum to the liquid while processing with an immersion blender. In te...

Calories and nutrients counters

Greetings fellow foodies :) Since I've been recently start dieting, my meals are pretty boring. I would like to know if anyone here is or was on a keto diet or carb cycling and how did you count your n...

Calories and nutrients counters

Greetings fellow foodies :) Since I've been recently start dieting, my meals are pretty boring. I would like to know if anyone here is or was on a keto diet or carb cycling and how did you count your n...

Ultratex 3- 8

Which ultratex is best for making an instant pudding mix using almond milk? ...

Uktratex tuile

I'm trying to make an apple juice tuile using ultratex. I've made a good consistency fluid gel using apple juice and 5% ultratex. I've tried dehydrating this at. Range of temperature between 50 and 60 ...

Other Modernist Cooking Content


Modernist Techniques

In modernist cooking and molecular gastronomy there are several techniques that are commonly used. We go into them here and show you how to use them to make modernist cooking easy for you.

Photo Gallery from Modernist Cooking Made Easy

Here are full color copies of all the images from our Modernist Cooking Made Easy: Getting Started book. They should give you a good idea of what we cover in the book.

Modernist Ingredients

There are many modernist ingredients and we will try to cover how many of them work.

Modernist Equipment

Modernist cooking can use a wide variety of equipment and tools. Many of them have very specific uses and are only used for advanced techniques. We want to focus on the more accessible equipment, most of which can be used in traditional cooking as well.

Modernist Cooking Made Easy: Getting Started

We have put together a 240 page book that covers many of the modernist techniques and ingredients needed to get started with modernist cooking and molecular gastronomy.

Learn all about spherification, gelling, emulsions, sous vide, and thickening as well as many popular modernist ingredients like agar agar, xanthan gum, sodium alginate, tapioca maltodextrin and more in our easy to understand guide!


Charcuterie might be a very old technique but fully understanding it and the products it can produce can help even the most modern of cooks.
In The News

Media and News

If you are interested in what Modernist Cooking Made Easy is up to then you can check out my media and press releases.

Molecular Gastronomy Glossary

When learning modernist cooking there are many words that you can come across that are new to you. This glossary can help you figure out the meaning of many of them.

Modernist Recipes

Here is my collection of modernist recipes. They will teach you a wide variety of modernist cooking methods. If you have any recipes you would like me to add please contact me and I will see what I can do.

Modernist Cooking Forums

I know there is a large demand in the modernist cooking and molecular gastronomy communities for a place to get together and exchange ideas and expertise with other people passionate about modernist cooking. I've created these forums as a way to address that need.

Modernist Resources

One of the difficult things about modernist cooking is knowing where to look to find information, tools, and ingredients. My modernist resources section helps show you the most popular modernist books and places to buy ingredients.

Cuts of Beef

There are a lot of different cuts of beef and each one is cooked a different way. Check out our guide to all the various cuts of beef.


Spices are the key to any good cook. I cover many of the most popular herbs and spices so you can know what to expect in your modernist cooking.

Beef Jerky

One of the techniques in modernist cooking is dehydration. Probably the most popular use of dehydration is making jerky of various kinds. I take a deep look at making jerky and what you need to know to do it at home.

Modernist Cooking Holiday Gift Guide

Sometimes it can be hard to find good gifts for the cook in your life. Luckily, with modernist cooking there are several options for great gifts you can give. Here are some of my favorite tools and books.