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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 21, 2012

Google Talks with Nathan Myhrvold

Have you ever wondered, pound for pound, which costs more, Modernist Cuisine at Home or Parmesan cheese? Nathan does the math in the Google Talks video above, and, as it turns out, our new book is a steal. Nathan also discusses printing quality, why you shouldn’t dismiss blowtorches, how he found inspiration on eGullet, and […]

October 18, 2012

Watch Nathan’s New York Times Talk

In case you couldn’t make it in person or stream it live last Saturday, here’s your chance to watch Nathan’s New York Times Talk with Jeff Gordinier. In the video above, Nathan tells Jeff about his favorite way to decant wine, when a chef’s own two hands are the best kitchen tools, how syringes are […]

September 7, 2012

Win a Dorm Room Dinner Party

Update: Due to popular demand, we’ve extended the entry deadline to October 26th! Dorm-room living has never been synonymous with delicious, home-cooked food. When it comes to cooking in a dorm, it may be hard to imagine producing much more than a cup of ramen noodles and a toaster pastry. But armed with Modernist Cuisine […]

July 26, 2012

Looking Back at the Modernist Cuisine Feast

Amazing! That’s all I can keep repeating to myself after witnessing the result of our collaboration with Tom Douglas’s team and some very generous friends on June 21, 2012. There were 40 guests, 30 courses, four brilliant guest chefs, and a team of 20 cooks, servers, and presenters. As a result, we raised more than $27,000 to be distributed among […]

March 7, 2012

Explore MC at the Exploratorium!

Join MC coauthor Maxime Bilet and our very own Scott Heimendinger of Seattle Food Geek as they team up with San Francisco’s Exploratorium and Jeff Potter, author of Cooking for Geeks. As part of the ongoing series Exploratorium After Dark, the three foodies will explore Modernist techniques from centrifuging to sous vide cooking. Exploratorium chefs […]

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?

January 5, 2012

Q & A with Nathan at Seattle’s Town Hall

Here are a few of the questions audience members asked Nathan after his Town Hall lecture last month. What would you have asked him? Modernist Cuisine – Q & A w/ Nathan Myhrvold at Town Hall from Modernist Cuisine on Vimeo.

December 28, 2011

Behind the Scenes at a Lab Dinner, Part 3

In the third part of this series, we finally delve into what it’s like to both serve and eat 33 courses at a Cooking Lab dinner. Part 1 chronicled the shopping trip to the Farmers’ Market, and part 2 detailed the amount of prep work such a dinner takes. Small Portions Add Up This dinner […]

December 23, 2011

Coffee: Because, Damn It, We’re from Seattle

Nathan Myhrvold on coffee at Seattle Town Hall from Modernist Cuisine on Vimeo. When Nathan Myhrvold recently spoke at Seattle’s Town Hall, he made sure to dedicate at least a few minutes of his speech to the topic of coffee. This was for the same reason there’s a whole chapter of MC dedicated to the […]

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