June 18, 2013

The Althouse Amazon portal: your gateway to revolution.

By using the Althouse portal, you can buy things you want and – while paying nothing extra – make a contribution to this blog. We notice. We appreciate it. And we'll only know who you are if you come right out and answer the timeless question: Hey, hey, good lookin', whatcha got cookin'?
Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking [Hardcover]
Nathan Myhrvold (Author), Chris Young (Author), Maxime Bilet (Author)

17 comments:

Big Mike said...

Nathan Myhvold wrote a cookbook???

I thought he only spelled "bites" with a 'y'.

Icepick said...

Fuck the revolution, bring on the apocalypse!

Lauderdale Vet said...

I got this for Christmas. I love it.

Lauderdale Vet said...

Ooops. Sorry, I got THIS for Christmas.

Much less expensive.

Bob_R said...

Still...super pricey for a cookbook. And I figure that a sous vide rig will be the same price as a crock pot in about two years, so I'll wait.

Lauderdale Vet said...

I made my own sous vide rig. You can do it for about a hundred bucks. I used a cooler (PID, relay, heating elements, pump) so I can sous vide entire beef tenderloins. My wife won't even go to a steakhouse any more :) Fantastic stuff.

I like the cookbook because it's beautiful and inspiring. I haven't used any literal recipes yet, but I'm definitely going to give that carmelized ketchup a shot one of these days.

Lauderdale Vet said...

This is on my list of things to try out as well:

Baking Steel

R.A. Crankbait said...

Amazon cloaing Minnesota blog portals due to new sales tax law passed by Dems, Gov. Dayton.

http://www.startribune.com/blogs/212014151.html

Meade said...

Partial summary report:
June 17, 2013 to June 17, 2013

Amazon Instant Video
2081 | based on Kurt Vonnegut's
Fast & Furious (2009)
The Quality of Mercy
The Quality of Mercy

Books
Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Volume 1)
Asteroids III (Space Science Series)
Barroom Brawling: The Art of Staying Alive in Beer Joints
Crossing to Safety (Modern Library Classics)
GREAT CHOCOLATE DESSERTS,BOOK
Jane Fairfax: The Secret Story of the Second Heroine in Jane Austen's Emma
La tia Julia y el escribidor/ Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Narrativa (Punto de Lectura)) (Spanish Edition)
Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking
Secretariat: Racing's Greatest Triple Crown Winner (Thoroughbred Legends (Unnumbered))
The Big Red Horse: The Story of Secretariat and the Loyal Groom Who Loved Him
The Horse God Built: The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World's Greatest Racehorse
Computers
iXCC (tm) White 10ft (TEN FEET !) EXTRA LONG Lightning USB SYNC Cable Cord Charger For Apple iPhone 5, iPod Nano 7, iPod Touch 5, iPad 4, iPad with Re

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Garmin Nuvi 2300LM Battery Replacement Kit with Installation Video, Tools, and Extended Life Battery.
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Grocery & Gourmet Food
Ka-Me Bamboo Skewers, 100 Stick Units (Pack of 12)
Wabash Valley Farms Amish Country Gourmet Popping Corn, Baby Yellow, 2-Pound Bags (Pack of 6)

Health & Personal Care Appliances
Philips Norelco NT9130 D-Finer Precision Trimmer
Philips Norelco QT4070 Vacuum Beard, Stubble and Mustache Trimmer Pro
Safety Leash for Pedometer (1) Unit. Helps Save Pedometers From Loss

Home & Garden
36" Fire Pit Cover
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Char-Broil 2784766 Hickory Wood Chunks 5-Pound Bag

Kindle eBooks
Cozy (Stanley Hastings Mystery, #14)
Manslaughter (Stanley Hastings Mystery, #15)
Suspense (Stanley Hastings Mystery, #13)

Kitchen & Housewares
Casabella Silicone True Cube Ice Cube Tray, Set Of 2
Oggi 20-Ounce Double Walled Tumbler with Drinking Straw, Clear with Blue Lid

Office Products
X-ACTO SharpX Classic Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black/Silver (1771)

Pet Supplies
Frontline Plus For Dogs 23-44 Lb, 6 Pk

Shoes
Sebago Men's Classic Loafer,Black,10.5 D US

Toys & Games
Schylling MTA Mini Tin Top

Watches
Casio Men's DW5600E-1V G-Shock Classic Digital Watch

Meade said...

To all who used the portal: Thank you.

Bob_R said...

I've used an older (hence lower temp) crockpot for a single temp sous vide. (I already owned a vacuum seal system.) Works quite well, so I haven't gone for the DIY routine. But if you or I can do it for $100, someone can make thousands for $10 and sell them to us for $90.

Palladian said...

Will these fucking science fair chefs just go away already?

Lauderdale Vet said...

If I had a crock pot that could hold a steady 131 F, there'd be no need to make a sous vide machine :)

Smear a well-marbled rib-eye with a little bit of beef demi-glace, drop in a few sprigs of fresh thyme and a pat of black truffle butter. Maybe just a pinch of alderwood smoked sea salt. Vacuum seal it. Sous Vide @ 131F for about 4 hours. Sear it on a hot cast iron skillet. Serve it with truffled mashed potatoes and some brussel sprouts with green apple, pecans, blue cheese, white wine. Heaven on a plate.

Chip Ahoy said...

carmelized ketchup

I accidentally bought a case of tomato sauce instead of tinned tomatoes. And really, what are you going to do with that? I boiled down a few tins in a pot and at one point it burned and that was stirred in and it reduced to tomato sludge but not so thick as tomato paste and turned out to be the best catsup I ever tasted. I think commercial catsup adds sugar and vinegar and there you go, but regular sauce things too go well, bay leaf, onion, garlic, oregano, fennel, chile flakes and such.

Bob Ellison said...

$523 for a cookbook?

Lauderdale Vet said...

...and I agree. 90 bucks? Would have never even tried, though it is nice having a cooler sized model. Butcher up a PSMO, save the chain and scraps for cheesesteak sandwiches, and sous vide the rest. Woo Hoo!

Lauderdale Vet said...

bay leaf

I really like using ground bay leaf. Very fragrant. Don't have to fish it out.

For chile powder, I use equal parts Ancho, Chipotle, Guajilo. Good stuff!