Take the book's hamburger. Prepping the lettuce and tomato requires a vacuum sealer. The cheese is restructured—heated with ingredients like carrageenan and cooled in a mold—for a gooier texture. And making the burger itself requires hand-grinding the beef and using half-cylinder molds to catch the strands and gently form the patties.
Get a closer look at the burger at the Wall Street Journal's interactive feature. Link to article. Link to hamburger. -via Nag on the Lake