Modernist Cuisine at Home: Bringing a culinary school into your kitchen!
Happy Friday everybody!
I feel like I start almost all of my posts with ‘Happy (insert day here)!’ Perhaps it seems a bit passé after a while, but I think that every day should be a happy day. Even on the worst day, it can still end happily when you remind yourself what you do have that makes everything worthwhile. It is always important to, as they say, count your blessings.
I’ve recently been in contact with the folks at a website called Inkling. Inkling is an e-book publisher, specializing in making a wide range of learning content accessible. This content ranges from crafts & hobbies to food & drink to medical publications and textbooks.
The book I’m discussing today is called Modernist Cuisine at Home by Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet. By following the link below, you can access the first chapter of the book FREE by logging in with your facebook or creating an account with an email address.
Once I began viewing the chapter, I was in love with all of the beautiful, detailed photographs that illustrated different recipes and cooking techniques. Some of the sections in this first chapter of the book are slow-baked chicken with onions, the science of emulsions, pressure cookers, caramelized carrot soup, and much more!
I love that the books on Inkling are all interactive. Some people are tactile learners, so reading books on an Ipad, phone, or computer doesn’t always suit them. With Inkling, they are able to touch and explore different concepts – connecting the tangible to the intangible.
This book in particular is fantastic. It taught me things about the art of fine cuisine that I wouldn’t otherwise have known. If you’re like me, (love to cook, but don’t have an extensive knowledge of cooking techniques), then this book is perfect for you. It teaches you the science and reasoning of how and why foods are prepped in certain ways.
Included in the content of this e-book are videos, pictures, interactive grocery lists, and much more. I know what I’ll be doing the next few weekends! :) (hint – I’m going to cook a lot of food. and eat all of it.) I downloaded the Inkling app on my iPad mini, and I love the stunning visuals, ease of use, and the interactivity. Here are a few screenshots:
I hope you all have a wonderful, happy, healthy, and delicious weekend!!
Questions for you:
What are some of your favorite recipes to cook?
Have you remembered to smile today!? hehe ;)