Modernist Bread: The Art and Science


Modernist Bread: The Art and Science is a revolutionary new understanding of one of the most important staples of the human diet.

  • 5 Volumes 
  • 24 Chapters
  • 1,200+ Recipes
  • 5,689 Photos
  • 430 pg wire-bound Kitchen Manual  

Created by the team that published the award-winning Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, this massive treasury of practical knowledge and groundbreaking techniques captures over four years of independent research and collaborations with leading industry professionals; the result is the most in-depth look at bread to date.

Stunning photography brings the complete story of bread to life across five volumes-uncover its incredible history, loaves from every corner of the world, and the breath-taking beauty of scientific phenomena at work above and below the crust. In addition, you will discover innovative recipes and techniques developed by the Modernist Cuisine team that have not been published anywhere else.

Housed in a sleek stainless steel case, this five-volume set contains more than 1,500 traditional and avant-garde recipes, as well as a wire-bound kitchen manual so that you can easily bring all of the recipes into the kitchen in one compact collection.

Spanning over 2,300 pages, Modernist Bread will become an invaluable resource for anyone who has a thirst for knowledge about bread or wants to advance their craft. This book is a call to arms for any baker – whether you are a strict traditionalist, avid modernist, restaurant chef, or an artisanal baker – to embrace the possibilities of invention and follow your inspiration to make breads in your own way.

Modernist Bread includes a 430-page, wire-bound kitchen manual so that you can easily bring all of the recipes, plus reference tables, into the kitchen in one compact collection.

“Above all, the book Modernist Bread is a call for cooks to rethink one of the world’s oldest foods – to understand how bread is made, using more than their instinct an intuition, so they can push the craft forward.”  – The New York Times

Modernist Bread….(The Cooking Lab), Nathan Myhrvold’s and Francisco Migoya’s five-volume set goes where few single-subject cookbooks have dared to stir.  Full props for their stunning work…it is in a league all its own.”   – The Washington Post




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