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Uncover the science of cooking with this International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award finalist - Molecular Gastronomy: Scientific Cuisine Demystified Molecular Gastronomy: Scientific Cuisine Demystified aims to demystify the intriguing and often mysterious world of cooking that we call molecular gastronomy, or Avangard Nueva Cocina , as Ferran Adria has called it. This book provides readers with crucial knowledge of the ingredients used to execute the fundamental step-by-step techniques provided and is written to help readers expand their skills in the Molecular Gastronomy area. Written by a chef who has spent years cultivating his craft, Molecular Gastronomy: Scientific Cuisine Demystified focuses on introducing the subject to readers and future chefs who have minimal or no experience in the molecular gastronomy of various foods. With its scientific approach, Molecular Gastronomy: Scientific Cuisine Demystified provides a foundation and platform for experimentation, while delving into new and exciting cooking techniques. Stunningly illustrated with hundreds of full-color photos of finished dishes and the process along the way, this unique culinary offering breaks down the science of food while introducing future chefs to some of the most innovative techniques used in today's competitive kitchens.
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About the Author Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Modern Cooking Evolution and Its Pioneers and Practitioners Chapter 2: Sanitation and Safety Chapter 3: Equipment and Tool Identification Chapter 4: Introduction to Hydrocolloids: New Frontier Chapter 5: Food Hydrocolloids: Thickeners, Gelling Agents Emulsifiers, and Stabilizers Chapter 6: Sweeteners, Antioxidants, and Others Chapter 7: Overview of Techniques Chapter 8: Small Treats, Hot and Cold Chapter 9: Surprises Chapter 10 : Composed Dishes Chapter 11 : Sweets Appendix Weight Conversion Chart Measurement Conversion of Commonly Used Ingredients Length Conversion Chart Temperature Chart Bibliography and Further Reading Resources Index

About the Author

Jose Sanchez, CEC, CHE is currently Director of Culinary at IHG in Osaka-Japan. Prior to his current position, he was executive chef at The Peninsula Hotel in New York City, a Forbes Five-Star hotel and AAA Five Diamond Award(R) winner. Previously, he was responsible for overseeing culinary operations at the Conrad hotel in Tokyo, famed for its two Michelin-starred restaurants. He also held the same position at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC.A certified executive chef, and member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs and half a dozen additional well-respected culinary associations, Jose was also an instructor at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where he taught culinary arts. He served as executive chef at New York's Morimoto restaurant with acclaimed "Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto. While in Japan, he was de chef de cuisine at the well-known Hotel de Mikuni, Tokyo, with chef and owner, Kiyomi Mikuni, widely renowned for his classic French cuisine with a Japanese touch.Jose's fresh approach to cooking and his innovative gastronomic style was developed through his global experience in Japan, the United States, Egypt, Switzerland, France, Mexico, and elsewhere.

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