About Jeff Dalton

I am a PhD student in Computer Science and a serious food geek.  In my spare time I hack food.  This blog documents my experiments, and what I had for dinner.  I use high-tech and molecular techniques to create new food experiences.  My cooking is hyperlocal and seasonal gastropub cuisine, comfort food elevated using modernist techniques.  I ♥ pork.

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Wednesday
Aug312011

Top 11 items for the new Modernist kitchen

The heck with the usual college/kitchen gear.  Get the new kitchen started off right with the latest in modernist cooking gear.

1) Liquid Nitrogen Dewar (or anti-griddle)

2) CookTek Induction burner (pans are optional)

3) Pressure Cooker - to pressure cook that sh*t

4) Polyscience Immersion Circulator - for all your sous vide cooking

5) Set of digital scales (small and large)

6) Thermometers - Ultra-tip therma-pen and Laser thermo-gun

7) iSi Hot/Cold ThermoWhip foam gun

8) RotoVap - rotary evaporator

9) Paco-jet

10) Combi-oven - temperature and humidity controlled oven

11) Selection of Crucialware serviceware (used in Alinea)

Knives, cutting boards, pans, peeler, microplane, and all that other stuff, optional.

And don't forget a selection of powders and chemicals WillPowder (and other equipment from WillEquiped).  

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