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Why Modernist Pantry?

Explore the World of Modernist Cooking (aka Molecular Gastronomy) in Your Own Kitchen... Without Wasting Time, Money or Space.

The Nubble - Cape Neddick, Maine

Dear Fellow Food Geek,

As an avid foodie and home cook like me, you undoubtedly know the high you get from making a memorable meal for family and friends. I’ll also bet that you have a healthy sense of curiosity and love learning about new ingredients and techniques.

Am I right?

Well, you’re not alone. More and more adventurous home cooks are beginning to play with the same modern ingredients used by world famous chefs like Ferran Adria, Grant Achatz, Heston Blumenthal and Wylie Dufresne.

But here's the problem.

Most uses of these ingredients require very small amounts, but suppliers only sell them in gigantic Costco size packages. And because they cater to the restaurant and industrial markets, home cooks like you and me are forced to buy far more than we actually need.

This just doesn't make sense!

It means that you end up spending more than you want to for heaps of specialized ingredients which take up space in your kitchen and lose their effectiveness before you have a chance to use them up.

I understand. Believe me. I do.

Janie (the love of my life) wasn’t exactly thrilled when I’d spend $93 for a kilo of Transglutaminase that sat for months taking up her cabinet or freezer space. And I know I'm not the only one who’s in that boat.

That’s why I started Modernist Pantry, where you’ll find a comprehensive single source of innovative ingredients... in small batches for home cooks like you and me.

Most for around $5 bucks!

So now

  • You’ll have fun experimenting with new ingredients and techniques.
  • You’ll discover new ways to impress your friends and family with your culinary skills.
  • And you’ll get the satisfaction that you are not overpaying or wasting space or ingredients. (Maybe it’s my training as a software engineer, but I just hate waste and inefficiency. Don’t you?)

But wait there’s more... as they like to shout on late night TV.

If you place your first order today and use the code “SHIPFREE” at checkout, domestic shipping on your order will be FREE.

(BTW if you are ever in Cape Neddick, feel free to stop by to pick up your order in person and say hi. We are right on Nubble Road just 3 minutes from the famous lighthouse.)

Oh, I’ll also keep you informed as I discover new techniques and ingredients... so you can be among the first to find out.


Christopher Anderson


If for any reason you aren't happy with anything about your order, simply let me know and I will be happy to replace it or refund your money. That’s my 100% guaranteed risk-free offer.

And forget about the usual 30 days most retailers offer. I guarantee your satisfaction for a full 180 days! That is how committed I am to making sure that you are totally delighted. And how confident I am that you will be.

Myth Busters

Fans of Myth Busters can check out the review of our spherification ingredients on Jamie & Adam's site.


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What our tribe is saying

I was one of the Teaching Fellows for the Harvard Science and Cooking course last semester, and wanted to thank you for providing key ingredients for student final projects on such short notice. Happy new year!
--Naveen S.
Cambridge, MA

Just want to say thank you for a very speedy delivery. I placed my order for Popping Candy last week and it arrived in Switzerland this morning just in time for me to make my 'Exploding' Chocolate Dessert this weekend. Once again many thanks.
--Frances L.
Geneva, Switzerland

If anyone is interested in Heston style food antics, this is a cool place to get your stuff. Pretty cheap shipping and nice small amounts.
--Kerry S.
North Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia