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May 22, 2013

Announcing Our New Book: The Photography of Modernist Cuisine

When I began writing Modernist Cuisine, I had several goals in mind: to explore the scientific principles behind cooking, to explain the latest Modernist techniques from the top restaurants around the world, and to punctuate the collection with stunning visuals. Nearly every review that came in cited our photography; even commenters who took issue with […]

January 2, 2013

Top Chef Seattle Visits Modernist Cuisine

When we found out that Top Chef would be filming season 10 in Seattle, we couldn’t let them leave town without stopping by the Modernist Cuisine lab. About midway through the season, we hosted Padma Lakshmi and the remaining contestants for a 22-course tasting to give them firsthand experience of some of the iconic dishes […]

November 2, 2012

Watch Nathan’s Modernist Cuisine Story on NOVA scienceNOW

Last night, NOVA scienceNOW aired “Can I Eat That?,” a show on the science of food and cooking, which profiled Nathan Myhrvold in the final segment. Host David Pogue narrates a behind-the-scenes look at Nathan’s inspiration for creating Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Cuisine at Home. For those of you interested in seeing The Cooking Lab’s equipment, how the cutaway […]

October 15, 2012

Bloomberg Pursuits

Take a tour through The Cooking Lab with Bloomberg Pursuits, tonight at 9 p.m. (EDT). Nathan Myhrvold will be taking Pursuit’s host Trish Regan through cryofrying steak with liquid nitrogen, making fries with an ultrasonic machine, centrifuging peas to separate them into three layers, and more! Watch the video above for a sneak peek. Tune […]

August 6, 2012

MC Co-Author and Head Chef Maxime Bilet is Leaving The Cooking Lab

  BY MAX and NATHAN Dear friends and fans of Modernist Cuisine, It has been a long and amazingly fruitful 4 ½ years here at The Cooking Lab. You’ll soon be seeing the release of our most recent project with Nathan, Modernist Cuisine at Home. I’m thrilled to share this new transmission of modern cooking […]

July 31, 2012

Tested.com Visits The Cooking Lab

As you may recall, we first met up with the guys from Myth Busters’s tested.com at our event at The Exploratorium in San Francisco. More recently they came up to The Cooking Lab to grill us (no pun intended) on everything from vacuum-concentrated bourbon to cutaway photos. First up, Max takes Will on a tour […]

May 18, 2012

Glow-in-the-Dark Gummies

When Wired magazine asked us if it would be possible to tweak our Olive Oil Gummy Worm recipe so that the finished product would glow in the dark, we knew we had to try. Research chef Johnny Zhu whipped up a batch that week, and when they were set, we all stood around nervously dimming lights […]

February 6, 2012

Tune in to Bizarre Foods Tonight!

Andrew Zimmern has a blast at The Cooking Lab.

January 25, 2012

Modern Marvels of The Cooking Lab

Our research kitchen is featured in this series on H2.

January 13, 2012

Behind the Scenes at a Lab Dinner, Part 4

Some of the best chefs and food critics in the world flew thousands of miles to eat a 33-course dinner at The Cooking Lab. Would we pull it off?

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