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For the Modernist( Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times / October 25, 2012 )
Molecular gastronomy kit
This kit is just about good geeky fun. You get packets of agar-agar, calcium lactate, sodium alginate, soy lecithin and xanthan gum as well as all kinds of pipettes and tubing, and a DVD to show you how to use them. It's like a kid's chemistry set that lets you make your own spherical olives.