An increasingly popular restaurant oven, the Rational--seen here at Per Se--allows pastry chefs, or others in the kitchen, to cook at precise temperatures, and to set those temperatures ahead of time, as well as to direct how long the oven should cook.
A behind-the-scenes story on the technology and gear of The French Laundry and Per Se can be found here.
July 9, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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