Modernist Cooking Made Easy:
The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Flavorful Infusions
Using Modernist and Traditional Techniques
From tea and French press coffee to flavored vinegars and oils and even many traditional soda pops, infusions have always been a part of our daily lives. Now they are becoming more and more prevalent as many talented chefs and bartenders are creating custom infusions for use in both food and cocktails.
These infusions can be used in unique and novel ways but they all stem from the same process, transferring flavor from herbs, spices, and other flavoring agents into a liquid. Exploring this process allows you to create many wonderful dishes, from custom cocktails and personalized sodas to flavorful vinaigrettes and sauces.
This book covers the basics of what an infusion actually is, as well as how to create them both through the traditional, time-based process and the modernist methods of using a whipping siphon, sous vide, and fat washing.
Creating infusions is fun and easy and you will master this process in no time by using the more than 140 recipes in this book spread across infused alcohols, vinegars, food, soda, and water. There are also recipes focused on using the resulting infusions in cocktails, vinaigrettes, shrubs, sauces, foams, gels, and spheres.