This week on Cooking Issues, Dave Arnold and Nastassia Lopez are joined in the studio by one of the authors of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, Maxime Bilet. Tune in to hear our hosts discuss the innovation and comprehensiveness of the revolutionary cooking encyclopedia, as well the Modernist Cuisine book tour. Dave and Maxime answer listener questions about dairy alternatives, edible fibers, and the psychoactive properties of nutmeg and absinthe. Also, hear Dave and Maxime's ideas about food pairings, and the different flavor balances used in Western and Eastern cuisine. This program was brought to you by Modernist Pantry.

"In terms of timing, and people being open to the merging of arts and science- it's a beautiful thing. It's something that a lot of classic traditionalists wanted to reject. When you embrace [Modernist Cuisine], you realize that each really enhances the other and it's such a clean, beautiful relationship. It was prime for that, and people are responding; it's a testament to the progress of looking at the different roles of food." -- Maxime Bilet on Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking