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Registering "Modernist Cuisine" books?

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#1 rotuts

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:33 AM

Ive just received my MC set. very impressive it says on a card to go to their web site and register the books.

at http://modernistcuisine.com then register there is no place for this

any ideas? is this worth pursuing? gimmick?

#2 rotuts

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:04 AM

I received a prompt email from Judy Wilson at MC

the registration page is not up yet but might be by next week.

cheers!

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:45 PM

I think that's a neat idea, if they utilize it to send out e-mails with corrections and other interesting links.
They could add some additional great value with instructional videos, interviews, and even links/offers to buy some modernist things. Some of those things could be interesting for those that don't own the books as well of course.
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#4 Marlene

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:50 PM

I never got a notice to register.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:37 PM

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#6 OliverB

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:42 PM

I would think it's something they added to the 2nd print run, which seems to be delivering now. Otherwise they really don't have a way to know that you got the books :biggrin:
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#7 StefanS

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:07 PM

I got the notice, I also got the second edition.

#8 Judy Wilson

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:56 AM

Thanks for your patience, everyone! I'll come back and announce it here and in the "cooking with Modernist Cuisine" thread when the page is up.
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#9 MrT

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:08 PM

Seems to be working now - registered a couple of days ago. Will be interesting to see how the MC crew use this facility to enhance the MC experience. Nice developments on the website in the last week or so already.

#10 jackal10

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 02:56 AM

The answer to the last ingredient confirmed owner question is case sensitive - all lower case, unlike the entry in the book

#11 ermintrude

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 08:34 AM

You mast enter it with each word having it's first letter capitalised except for the third word which must be all lower case. What a palaver.
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#12 rotuts

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 09:06 AM

three words? i suppose they change the "secret" at each reg.

for me it was only two (perhaps) and indeed each needed to start with a Cap.

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Edited by rotuts, 31 July 2011 - 09:06 AM.


#13 ermintrude

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 02:57 PM

What I said does only implies that there are at least three words not three words alone
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:44 PM

I actually just went through this same process last night, and the first time I tried it, no matter what answer I entered it would come back as incorrect. Then I reloaded the page, it asked me a different question which I typed in and it worked first try, my advice is to try that with and without caps until it works because it will eventually.

#15 OliverB

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:45 PM

I just went through the process (glad Amazon keeps track of when I ordered stuff...) and only had to answer a one word question, no caps required. Maybe they changed this? The two words with capitals etc process seems a bit silly, as does the whole process, as anyone with access to the books could register as user/owner anyway, not sure what they intend to achieve with this roundabout.

Now I'll have to see what great offers and special things come my way! :-)
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#16 rotuts

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:52 PM

I hope this is the best forum for this:

those who own MC can and have registered for 'Updates'

today I got an email for a Thanksgiving recipe

I try to save these

but I only have one other:

SV rare Beef jus: 8/12/11

those who have registered is this the total out there?

many thanks!

#17 Judy Wilson

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:29 PM

I hope this is the best forum for this:

those who own MC can and have registered for 'Updates'

today I got an email for a Thanksgiving recipe

I try to save these

but I only have one other:

SV rare Beef jus: 8/12/11

those who have registered is this the total out there?

many thanks!


Hi Rotuts. We've been having some issues with our email server, so we have recently switched servers. This may be why you haven't gotten some of our other preview emails. In general, we send out each recipe a few days before we release it to the general public. Once it is released, however, you can find them archived in our recipe library. The others we've emailed out include recipes for curry, striped omelet, carrot soup, gelato, and gummy worms.
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#18 thayes1c

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:09 PM

Don't think this has been mentioned elsewhere, but registered owners of the 1st edition can order the 4 prints for the price of shipping and handling! Just got mine, they're beautiful (naturally) and I can't wait to get them framed and up!

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 06:10 PM

I just got mine as well, sadly in a flimsy envelope and they are all damaged, but once I told them they sent out an other set, she said she found some cardboard to put around and a bubble mailer. What nice service!
No reply on my question of eventually being able to buy a revised copy of the kitchen manual though, I guess that's not gonna happen :hmmm:
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#20 OliverB

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 07:22 PM

as for recipes, I've not gotten a single one in my inbox, only the message about the free photos (well, $8 or so for shipping....), am I not on the list? I did register. Guess I'll sift through my spam folder - - -

nope, nothing in there as well.

Edited by OliverB, 16 December 2011 - 07:27 PM.

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#21 Judy Wilson

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 04:02 PM

Hi Oliver,

Yeah, sorry I haven't heard anything about kitchen manuals! As for getting the recipes, you have to check in your profile on mc.com that you wish to receive emails (we made one exception for the prints email), otherwise you won't receive any. We don't want to send them to people who'd rather not have them!

You can find the recipes archived though at http://modernistcuis...recipe-library.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:08 PM

Don't think this has been mentioned elsewhere, but registered owners of the 1st edition can order the 4 prints for the price of shipping and handling! Just got mine, they're beautiful (naturally) and I can't wait to get them framed and up!


How do you access the free prints? I'm a registered 1st edition owner but all I see is the full-price links on the online store page.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:51 PM

No reply on my question of eventually being able to buy a revised copy of the kitchen manual though, I guess that's not gonna happen :hmmm:

It is rather disappointing considering the price we payed for the set to not be able to get an updated manual considering the amount of errata and the amount of precision needed in many of the recipes. I also see how it would be troubling to the publisher to make the kitchen manual available independently of the set. If they truly dont want to offer the books individually, I hope that one day we can at least mail in our first edition kitchen manual and have it replaced by the revised edition at cost. That way the kitchen manual never hits the open market alone, and early adopters arent left with a mistake laden tome.

Edited by Twyst, 12 January 2012 - 10:52 PM.


#24 OliverB

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:38 PM

Thanks Judy, I'll check my e-mail settings.

And what Twyst said :-)
I'd love to replace the manual with a "working" copy any day :-)
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#25 HowardLi

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:53 PM

Hate to bring up a necro thread but I'm trying to verify my ownership of MCaH and I cannot find anything on the MC site to help me do so.

#26 bague25

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:10 AM

Thanks for bringing this up HowardLi - I'm in the same boat. Please can someone advise us? Thanks

#27 rotuts

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:20 AM

try this:

http://modernistcuisine.com/register/

MC@H has one of those hatched squares you scan with an iPad or iPhone

in the past MC had you look up a phrase in MC to verify you at least had the books.

if this doesnt work, email them. Judy is very good about answering.

Edited by rotuts, 12 November 2012 - 06:21 AM.


#28 Judy Wilson

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

Hi all,

Thanks for the kind remark, rotuts. Made my day!

To register, you have to use a tablet or smart phone to scan the QR code and then enter the scratch-off number. If you don't have either device, you might try borrowing someone's (come to think of it, that's a pretty good marketing strategy...now you have to show your friend the book!). It doesn't tie to a phone number or anything like that. It just ties to your account on modernistcuisine.com.

Please do email me with any more questions.

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#29 HowardLi

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

What the heck. Now I have to learn how to use those things...

#30 Merkinz

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

What the heck. Now I have to learn how to use those things...


It's all in the title ... "Modernist" :raz: and it all begins with a 'Modernist Registration'!

... For what it's worth it is an extremely quick process.





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