This 6 volume, 2400 page "book" took Nathan Myhrvold, the ex-Microsoft billionaire and his team of 15, five years and "More than a million, but less than 10 million" dollars to develop. 1,500 recipes, which you will never make. But if you are interested in food and cooking, and are a trust-fund baby, you will get this book. Amazon price - $421. That is less than Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese per kilo. But this is much, much more than just a book. Chroma centric inks. Stochastic screening. Mindboggling
The book is backlogged on orders, but here are some links.