...and the photography is downright stunning. However, I was hoping for more written information. The book contains very little in addition to photography and the recipes. I also have "Alinea", "The Fat Duck Cookbook" and "El Bulli". My preference by far is Blumenthal's book as I can spend hours reading it in addition to salivating over photography. Unfortunately "NOMA" is not a book I will turn to again and again like "Larousse Gastronomique", "French Laundry", "Fat Duck" and so on. I was aware that most recipes would not be doable at home but was ok with that. I was hoping to really get into the book and read, not just drool. Sure is beautiful, though.