Inspecting Modernist Cuisine, Preventing Recipe Theft, Sympathizing for the Guy
The usefulness of the box set won't stop a legion of gastronauts from spending $450+ dollars in order to impress their friends ― sort of puts that rush to find a copy of Ad Hoc at Home to shame, doesn't it? It's really aimed at the pros, and Thomas Keller and Corey Lee have been among the many chefs and food writers flown up to Seattle for preview dinners. (Myhrvold, a former Microsoft CFO, does not lack for millions, and this vanity project hardly drains his bank account.) Cooking-school libraries around the country will be required to purchase it. Of course I want to have a look at it. But, you know, I'm in no rush. It's not like I have an ultrasonic cleaning bath to cavitate ingredients in.
3. Don't worry, Guy Fieri. I'm sure you'll get your Lamborghini back. Why, when my Honda was stolen for the second time, the police returned it with a consolation present for the jacked ignition: a cookie sheet I still use, an infant nasal-suction tool, and this Christmas sweatshirt, which a friend bravely modeled.