Normally a frugal person, I knew when I heard about Nathan Myhrvold's work that I had to own it. After two months of waiting the 6 volume set appeared at my door.
So far, and I'm only working through the techniques volume, I'm impressed. The writing style is clear and engaging. The photos are incredible. Imagine Alton Brown with a much larger budget and Harold McGee as the screenwriter. I thought I was fairly grounded in fundamentals, but only a few pages into it and I'm learning new things.
Anyone in Austin also have a copy?
Anyone interested in a meetup to discuss or perhaps even try some specific technique?
Four weeks, give or take, until my set is due. While I'd rather have the second press with its corrections and edits, based on dates, I'm guessing mine will be the last of the first pressing.
Corrections from the first run can be found here: http://modernistcuisine.com/about-mod...