Beautifully packaged and well thought out, the molecule-r cuisine gastronomy kit is a bundle of joy! We give the kit a simple review:
To start with you notice how well package the this gastronomy kit is. A cynic might say that the beauty of the packaging is there to make up for the fact that the contents are not exciting to look at – but that is a bit unfair – after all molecular ingredients are generally white powders – and those are never going to be exciting to look at!
Our reviewers have found the real merits of the kit lie in its completeness – and that dos include the beautiful packaging. As soon as you open the box you fell as though you have got something special to play with.
The DVD contains plenty of inspiring ideas for modernist chef wannabees to cut their teeth with. There are several ideas for each of the key methods of molecular gastronomy – so you can practice the same technique a few times without actually recreating the same molecular gastronomy recipe. I haven’t worked it out – but I doubt that there are enough ingredients to try out every recipe that the cuisine kit suggests – but that isn’t the point of the kit – it is really about having a play to see what works for you.
When you’ve tried the kit out then Molecule-r or Special Ingredients sell refills of all of the molecular gastronomy ingredients. You can of course go straight to ebay – where the home entrepreneurs have broken the large quantities into manageable quantities.
The molecule-r cuisine gastronomy kit is very much a gift-pack or a starter set – but for those two purposes it is the leader in the field.
The reviewers that we spoke to all told us that there were one or two molecular recipes that they became fond of and those have entered their standard repertoire of recipes – so nobody has converted to becoming a full time modernist cook because of the molecular kit – but everyone had fun and most added a few flourishes to their dinner parties.
So to conclude, it is fun and frivolous; mildly useful but certainly worthwhile!