Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking
$625 ($461 on Amazon)
Every one who knows me knows I love to cook, and they probably know of my extreme hatred for things on pages, nothing good comes on pages; work, lawsuits, bills, books. There is only one exception; cookbooks (and porn but thanks to the internet it is down to just cookbooks). I love my spicy honey glazed pork chops and buffalo chicken and honey garlic fries more than most restaurants but I need some variety in my life. I want to be able to do something different with my Costco pack of pork chops and chicken. What can I do with 3 dozen eggs and 4 lbs. of turkey bacon other than omelets and breakfast burritos. I need something different. I need molecular gastronomy. Granted this will be the biggest book I own (by about 2,000 pages) but this is like a chemistry book, a cook book, an art book (who really reads art books besides the rich old couple from Six Degrees of Seperation) and like new food forever.
Reader Challenge: If someone/a group of people buys me this book, I will do a "Julie & Julia" thing with this book. I will start another blog of every day doing something from that book. Granted it will probably be a mess and not look anything like this, but I already take pictures of most of my food.