Modernist Cuisine is the most ambitious cookbook(s) on the planet. Seriously. It is a six-volume, 2,438-page set that is destined to reinvent cooking. Totally amazing. I want! http://modernistcuisine.com/
For those of you geeks out there that don’t know who Nathan Myhrovold is:
DR. NATHAN MYHRVOLD is chief executive officer and a founder of Intellectual Ventures, a firm dedicated to creating and investing in inventions. In addition to stimulating the invention of others, Myhrvold is himself an active inventor, with nearly 250 patents issued or pending—including several related to food technology. Before founding his invention company, Myhrvold was the first chief technology officer at Microsoft. He established Microsoft Research, and during his tenure he oversaw many advanced technology projects. He left Microsoft in 1999 to pursue several interests, including a lifelong interest in cooking and food science.