The Photography of Modernist Cuisine (Hardcover)
Cooking Lab, 9780982761021, 312pp.
Publication Date: October 22, 2013
Nathan Myhrvold and the culinary wizards at The Cooking Lab redefined what a cookbook can be with 'Modernist Cuisine' heralded by the James Beard Foundation as Cookbook of the Year and a once-in-a-lifetime publishing event for anyone who is passionate about food and cooking. Now the same team has produced 'The Photography of Modernist Cuisine', a feast for the eyes that serves up the beauty of food through innovative and striking photography. Simple ingredients, eclectic dishes, and the dynamic phenomena at work in the kitchen are transformed into vivid art.
About the Author
DR. NATHAN MYHRVOLD is chief executive officer and a founder of Intellectual Ventures. Before founding his invention company, Myhrvold was the first chief technology officer at Microsoft. He left Microsoft in 1999 to pursue several interests, including a lifelong interest in cooking and food science.Myhrvold competed on a team that won first place in several categories at the 1991 World Championship of Barbecue, including first prize in the special pasta category for a recipe that Myhrvold developed on the day of the contest.After working for two years as a stagier at Seattle's top French restaurant, Rover's, Myhrvold completed culinary training with renowned chef Anne Willan at the Ecole De La Varenne. In addition, he has worked as Chief Gastronomic Officer for Zagat Survey, publisher of the popular Zagat restaurant guidebooks. Through his many visits to the world's top restaurants, Myhrvold has become personally acquainted with many of the leading modernist chefs and the science-inspired cooking techniques they have pioneered.Myhrvold's formal education includes degrees in mathematics, geophysics, and space physics from UCLA, and Ph.D.s in mathematical economics and theoretical physics from Princeton University. In his postdoctoral work at Cambridge University, Myhrvold worked on quantum theories of gravity with the renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking. www.modernistcuisine.com