"On June 21st, we will be giving the first and only public Modernist Cuisine Feast, with the purpose of honoring organizations that demonstrate the power of food education as a means for dramatic and necessary change. The Modernist Cuisine team, with the very generous support of Tom Douglas and his team, will serve a 30 course dinner, accompanied by a tasting of the Northwest’s finest wines, beers and spirits. We will also have the honor of involving several surprise guests chefs.The tickets are up for auction on ebay now! For a future heads up about various promotions through Modernist Cuisine check them out on Facebook.
There are 25 seats open to the public and we are offering a live auction for these tickets - see the link below.
Proceeds will benefit Teenfeed, Hopelink, Edible Schoolyard, Hunger Intervention Program, and Farestart."
Friday, June 8, 2012
For all of you foodies out there in the Seattle area with a little extra cash in your pocket, Modernist Cuisine is auctioning off tickets to its very first public feast and for a good cause!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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We had a gorgeous view from our room at the Outlook Inn and were greeted by a down-to-earth local at the front desk who gave us a rundown of all the hot spots of the island. My favorite restaurant that we dined at while we were there was Allium.
They started us with some bread and a caramelized onion jam. For dinner I had the Lopez Island Bone-in Pork Loin Chop, Cider-Glazed, with Potato Gratin ($26) and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, Nautilus 2009 ($30/bottle).
Everything was perfectly proportioned, the Pork Loin was tender and juicy and I ended up scraping my plate clean and moving onto dessert. The wine got better with every sip and had several layers including passion fruit and gooseberry with a hint of a citrus and herbal flavor.
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I was surprised to find out that Orcas Island has a 5,252-acre state park that holds 2,409-foot Mount Constitution, the highest point in the San Juan Islands. The mountain has more than 33 miles of hiking and biking trails from multiple points or you can drive straight to the top if hiking isn't your thing and you're just looking for a beautiful view.
Cascade Lake has paddle boats and rowboats for rent on-site or you can bring your own canoe or kayak. Fish are plentiful and the surroundings are calm and serene.
This is a great place to camp out and contrary to the main land, you don't have any predators to worry about such as bears since they were all hunted off awhile ago. There is still plenty of wildlife and you are pretty much guaranteed to see deer along the way. Make sure you have a Discover Pass ($10/day or $30/year) and make reservations for your campsite early.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Credit: Melissa Lehuta / Modernist Cuisine, LLC
|Credit: Melissa Lehuta / Modernist Cuisine, LLC|
If you are interested in how to make a similar recipe to the Glow-in-the-Dark Gummy Worms, you can check out the Olive Oil Gummy Worms recipe here.
These are both great recipes to do with your kids at home or just to impress your friends with.
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Modernist Cuisine, LLC
I began this project as the Lead Photographer late last year after finishing up the massive Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking as the Assistant Photo Editor to Ryan Smith from 2008-2011.
I'm telling you as the person who got to eat everything after I photographed it that these recipes are absolutely amazing! They are user-friendly to the average person and delicious recipes that I'm looking forward to making myself at home. There is even a fat-free mac and cheese!
A big thanks to everyone on the culinary team including Anjana Shanker, Sam Fahey-Burke, Johnny Zhu, Grant Crilly, Kimberly Schaub, Aaron Verzosa, and Maxime Bilet. We also had a great photo team this time around including Chris Hoover, Tyson Stole and Stephanie Billmayer.
The 23-chapter book ranges everything from Equipment and Techniques to various recipes including Eggs, Soups and Salads, Carnitas, Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Desserts and even Dishes for the Microwave. There are plenty of recipes for both vegetarians and carnivores.The book also includes a water-proof kitchen manual as Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking did which is very handy in the kitchen when things get a bit messy.