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What is Gelatin bloom strength?

The term bloom with regard to gelatin can be a little confusing because it may be used in two different contexts. One refers to the process of softening Read more...

Which Calcium Salt should I use for spherification?

Calcium Chloride, Calcium Gluconate, and Calcium Lactate Gluconate can all be used in the spherification process. The essential step in the process is Read more...

What's the difference between the different types of Carrageenan?

Here are the three different types of carrageenan available:  Kappa Carrageenan - it's great gelling agent and creates a brittle gel (kind of Read more...

What are the differences between the Methylcellulose products?

Methylcellulose is derived from naturally occurring carbohydrates in plants. There are a variety of versions that perform similar functions, but differ Read more...

What is the difference between Ultra-Tex and Ultra-Sperse?

 Here is a handy dandy chart on using Ultra-Tex versus Ultra-Sperse products.   Usage ratioSolubilityStarchBenefitsTextureAcidity Read more...

Can I buy ingredients wholesale?

Thank you for your interest in buying our ingredients wholesale. We do offer wholesale discounts to those looking to buy in bulk or to retailers looking Read more...

How do I convert between difference gelatin blooms?

Just use our handy dandy bloom conversion chart!  Read more...

How do I use Ultra-Tex?

Dispersion and Hydration Ultra-Tex can be dispersed and hydrated in both hot and cold liquids using a whisk or blender.   Usage Usage will depend on Read more...

Which meat glue is kosher?

The only kosher meat glue is Activa TI 1kg.  Please note that Moo Gloo TI 50g is NOT certified kosher. Read more...

Instruction for Direct Spherification Kit

Please see attached our Direct and Reverse Spherification instructions!  For additional instructions - check out this wonderful FREE online course Read more...

How do I use Gelatin?

Most modernist ingredients require you to first disperse them into a liquid before you hydrate it, but gelatin is different. You have to hydrate gelatin Read more...

What if an item is missing or arrives damaged?

Please contact us at service@modernistpantry.com or 1 888 578 3932 and let us know your order number and missing/damaged item. We will send you the Read more...

What's in Foam Magic?

Foam Magic consists of maltodextrin, methylcellulose, and xanthan gum.  SHOP NOW Read more...

Is Methocel product gluten free?

Methylcellulose is a gluten free product.    ##- Please type your reply above this line -##   Read more...

How do I substitute sheet gelatin for powdered gelatin?

1 (0.25 oz.) envelope granulated gelatin = 1 tablespoon powdered gelatin = 3 sheets leaf gelatin.  Read more...

Sodium Citrate for cheese sauce

Sodium citrate is often used for its ability to emulsify cheese sauce. Without it, melted cheese separates and you're left with a greasy mess. Sodium Read more...

What is the average shelf-life for these products?

Most of our products have an official shelf-life of 2-5 years. But for many, as long as you keep the product properly stored (i.e. keep it sealed in the Read more...

Is lactic acid vegan?

Our Lactic Acid and Druids Grove Lactic Acid are both vegan and Non-GMO! Read more...

How do I use Iota Carrageenan?

Iota Carrageenan creates a soft, elastic gel (as compared to Kappa Carrageenan, which is a brittle gel) and is typically used at a ratio of 0.8% - 1.2% by Read more...

What size tubing should i order for the BASIC MODERNIST COOKING MADE EASY KIT?

To make gel noodles, you will need the following:  1. Spaghetti Syringe - there are 2 options.  Disposal spaghetti syringe Perfect Caviar Maker 2 Read more...

Are your products Kosher certified?

Most of our products are certified by the Orthodox Union. Each product page will specify if a product is kosher certified. Attached is our kosher Read more...

What's the difference between all of the Meat Glues?

We have four different varieties of meat glue (RM, TI, GS, YG) from two different brands (Moo Gloo™ and Activa®).  RM Transglutaminase ( Read more...

How do I flavor the Culinary Crystals?

Check out the attached PDF on our exclusive Savor System! Read more...

Do you have a catalog, online or otherwise?

We currently don't have any catalogs, everything in online. Read more...

How do I use Ultra-Sperse?

Dispersion and Hydration Ultra-Sperse can be dispersed and hydrated in both hot and cold liquids using a whisk or blender.   Usage Usage will depend Read more...

What else can I use Culinary Crystals Flavor Drops for?

Culinary Crystals Flavor Drops can be used in a wide range of applications in addition to creating your custom flavored popping candy. They can be added Read more...

Can I get a free sample?

We appreciate your interest in our products. However, we do not provide samples. Our 50kg packages are the smallest size we manufacture. This size allows Read more...

Is Meat Glue safe to use?

Yes! Meat Glue (or Tranglutaminase) is categorized by the FDA as 'GRAS' (Generally Recognized as Safe). It does not transform the proteins bonded Read more...