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    East Lansing Food

    Some general Lansing rec's from someone who grew up there, but has lived in NYC for the last few years. Sultan's: is in my opinion the best Middle eastern food in the lansing area i always eat here at least once when i visit www.sultansrestaurant.net/ El Azteco: Kind of a hole in the wall but the hot salsa, cheese dip and the Topopo salad are great. I usually eat here multiple times when i visit. Knight Cap: Was always great when i lived there but i have not been there in over 3 years so i can not speak to any decline in quality. Ukai Sushi and Steakhouse: Not the most innovative sushi/steakhouse place in america, but i have never had a bad meal or sushi that wasent fresh at either location east or west.
  2. I cut them in half and use a rounded point plastic knife to cut out all the segments and eat them one by one, then i squeeze the two halves into a cup and drink the juice.
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    "Modernist Cuisine" Owners

    1 copy, Brooklyn New york. advanced amateur. I have a sous vide professional. Cooked a lot of things sous vide but not a lot else "modern".
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    Modernist Ingredient Kits

    Check the price and shipping at L'Epicerie And check their other Molecular Gastronomy ingredients. Note under "Specials" that there is free delivery in Manhattan. P.S. I use their flavorings which are superior to others I have tried. The "Bacon" is extraordinary. Is this a storefront or just mailorder?
  5. That to me is the true beauty of MC, with another cookbook you might have a recipe that contains a hot orange gel component to it. Well if you want to make a hot apple gel, or a hot banana gel you can try it, but its going to take a ton of experimentation because you might not have a great scientific explanation of whats going on. With MC they have a whole chart, with multiple fruits, and an explanation of the science and the Ph and the option to use different gelling agents, so it frees you to really create exactly what you want.
  6. I initially started with book 1. More skimming then reading. Kind of skimmed through the first 4 volumes. Volume 3 became my immediate favorite. Volume 2 and 4 are are also amazing. 5 is good for inspiration. 1 is maybe something i will read through once but dont see myself going back time and time again. Overall its pretty amazing and maybe the best non fiction book I have read on any subject. I was thinking of cooking the microwaved tilapia with scallions and ginger recipe first...seems quick and easy with no "modernist ingredients" or multi day prep needed. My modernist pantry consists of only agar agar and xantham gum right now. Some other things i am planning on trying soon are: Rib Eye with cherry mustard marmalade and porcini Scallop Tartare
  7. I got mine from Amazon.ca today and was thankful to receive all 6 books. Nathan this really is an incredible set of books. Thanks for the effort.
  8. Just got an email from my building concierge! My books are waiting at my apt! Longest afternoon ever....
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    Cooking with "Modernist Cuisine" (Part 1)

    I thought the hamburger called for vacuum compressed fresh tomatoes? or is that from a different recipe?
  10. Finally! Shipment 1 of 1 Shipped Delivery Estimate: April 12 2011 Tracking Information: Hide Tracking Status: In transit Ship Carrier: Canada Post Latest Event: MISSISSAUGA ON Shipment has left seller facility and is in transit - Apr 05, 2011 8:33:00 PM
  11. Me too! I had a little mix up with my CC (i have lost and replaced my cc since purchase) so i got an alert that my order was on hold pending a real form of payment, I was really scared i would lose my spot in line, but i called customer service and i am on track to ship on the 6th! Cant wait!
  12. I am in the same boat (or train as it were...) ordered in Dec from amazon.ca. Hopping to get a "shipped" confirmation this week.
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    Cooking with "Modernist Cuisine" (Part 1)

    Whats the MC recommended temp and time for white meat chicken?
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    Cooking with "Modernist Cuisine" (Part 1)

    So it the mason jar pressurized or is it just closed normally and then placed in a pressure cooker?
  15. Thats a bummer about the watermelon. I was thinking about buying that model, but without compression i am not sure its worth it...
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