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It’s not everyday that a book, let alone a cookbook, gets its own video trailer. Modernist Cuisine, however, isn’t just any book. The TASCHEN-published 2,438-page behemoth confronts exactly what its title describes: cutting-edge cooking, the science behind it and relevant, professional-level recipes. Featuring vibrant, beautifully photographed food as well as cutaway images of techniques such as sous-vide, cold-smoking and more (one set alone uses 4 lbs of ink), the 40 lb cookbook includes over 3,200 photos and over 1,500 recipes. Available now over at TASCHEN for $625 USD. You didn’t think an artfully published cookbook that weighs as much as a small child was going to come cheap, did you?