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View food as you’ve 
never seen it before

We have selected 145 of our most beautiful and captivating photographs to display the art of food from intriguing and new perspectives, all at eye-popping full-page size. With over 200 additional photos, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine is our largest, most luxurious book yet.

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Printed larger than life on premium paper

At 312 pages of LumiSilk 200 gsm art paper, printed using the best technology available, this is a massive and stunning book. The large-format spreads are almost 60% bigger than those in Modernist Cuisine.

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The Photography of Modernist Cuisine features 405 photos: 127 of the best photos previously published, 152 photos that were never published, and 126 new photos. Chapters focus on plants, animals, cutaway images, cooking, and interesting phenomena associated with food.

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Discover how we did it

A chapter on the techniques of Modernist food photography pulls back the curtain at The Cooking Lab to explain, in a highly visual way, how we captured and digitally edited our most distinctive images. We share details on the cameras, lenses, software, and lighting techniques that we used to create the images in the book.

Did you know?

The reddish-orange hue of salmon flesh is a result of the carotenoids in the krill and other creatures that the fish eat? A section at the back of the book recounts an interesting backstory for each photo: culinary details, historical and cultural context, a bit of scientific background, and even insights into how the photo was captured.

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The story behind each photo

We recount an interesting backstory for each photo: culinary details, historical and cultural context, a bit of scientific background, and even insights into how the photo was captured.

“It’s by far the most edifying and inspiring how-to book on food photography we’ve seen.”

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Meet the author

Dr. Nathan Myhrvold, author of The Photography of Modernist Cuisine and co-author of Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Cuisine at Home, has had a passion for cooking and photography since he was a boy. By the age of 13, Myhrvold had already cooked the family Thanksgiving feast and transformed a bathroom into a darkroom.

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