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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 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.

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

How to Sous Vide Beef and Red Meat

Sous vide ribeye charred raw Today we are going to tie it all together and discuss how to cook beef and other red meat. I'll cover some of the time and temperatures I recommend for certain kinds of meat and give you the reasoning behind them so you can make your own decisions.

Do I Need A Sous Vide Machine With WiFi?

Anova precision sous vide full With WiFi becoming available on the latest version of many sous vide machines, the important question is, "Do I need to have WiFi on my sous vide machine?" This article will help you answer that question. You may decide that having WiFi on your sous vide machine would be a "nice to have" but you don't envision that you would use it often. Or you

Can You Sous Vide in Store Packaging - Ask Jason

Prepackaged ribs Both Costco and my butcher regularly sell meat that is prepackaged in cryovac packages, is it safe to sous vide these store bought packages? Or do I need to repackaged them before cooking? It seems like it would work fine but I wasn't sure. - Jonathan Out of all of the questions I'm asked, this is probably the most common one! It makes sense beca

Sous Vide Vegetables and Fruits

Butternut squash salad When it comes to using sous vide to cook food, there's one aspect that is often overlooked: sous vide vegetables and fruits. There's a lot of talk about steak, chicken and other meat but many people ignore the vegetables at first. While I do think sous vide has the biggest benefits with meat, it does make some dang tasty vegetables that some people

Sous Vide Around Your Schedule

Chicken salad People often talk about how to use sous vide to make fancy, gourmet food but they forget that most of the time people are using sous vide to cook meals around their busy schedules. Trying to make great food, around work, school, and activities can be intimidating but sous vide can definitely make parts of it easier.

Latest Forum Posts

Cook and freeze or freeze and cook?

Hi Our local Sprouts had a sale on Baby Back Ribs and St. Louis Style ribs and ,true to my New England Yankee Heritage, I over bought and have 2 slabs refrigerated in the original heavy plastic wrap....

Confused by cookbook

I recently tried the pork chops with five spice, for the Sous Vide Grilling cookbook. I am confused. The recipe calls for 2 oz of Worcester sauce and 1 oz of soy. Using 4 pork chops. My question is is ...

Sous Vide Timing for steaks and such

I have a new Anova. I have used it 3 times. Once for NY Strips, once for 2" Pork loin steaks and once for Salmon steaks. The strips were tough, the pork loin was a bit dry and the Salmon was a bit dry....

Sous Vide Rack

I have recently entered the world of Sous Vide Cooking and I am still sorting out the containers that work for me. Is there any merit to investing in a Sous Vide Rack - This would determine the contai...

Good Espresso Machine

Hello people, kinda off topic but I'm about to purchase a new espresso machine and I would like some advice on a good equipment that would go well when coffee serving comes into action. I have found s...

Help with long cooking time for chuck roast

I've twice tried to cook a chuck roast as recommended in the MCME sous vide book, 2 days at 131", to make it like a prime rib. When I opened the bag, there was a gamey smell to the meat. The bag hadn't...

sous vide menu

How can i create a not so expensive sous vide menu and how do u use it in a busy service...

Can I Sous Vide bacon?

I buy my bacon from the butcher counter at my local grocery. It comes in five pound packages that look like pork belly that has been smoked and thick sliced. I will be cooking breakfast for 30 this s...

Sous vide vegetables served with beef

I'm a newbie. Love cooking sous vide, but an issue I've had is after cooking vegetables I let them hang out in the bath with the steak at 133 degrees. When I serve the meal, the vegetables taste great,...

Methocel problem

Hello everyone. I am new to this site and I have to say, It is a fantastic site so well done to everyone that has contributed. Anyway, I have bought a 100 gram tub of methocel (I don't know what kind o...

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.


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.