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September 27, 2016

Modernist Bread preorders begin today!

Last spring we revealed news about the scope and size of our upcoming book, Modernist Bread: The Art and Science. With five full volumes and a kitchen manual, this enormous tome will be almost the exact size (and weight) of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking. We were thrilled by the tremendous response […]

October 25, 2012

Modernist Treats Are a Fun Trick!

A few Modernist tricks can heighten any Halloween treat. In the video above, Modernist Cuisine at Home coauthor Maxime Bilet demonstrates one of our favorite chocolate-related techniques for CHOW.com: adding Pop Rocks. Pop Rocks, or, generically, pastry rocks, add crisp and crunch to your favorite chocolate. You can buy pastry rocks on Chef Rubber or […]

October 2, 2012

The Secret to Perfect Chicken Wings

Every member of the Modernist Cuisine team has their favorite parts of Modernist Cuisine at Home, but without a doubt, high up on everyone’s list was developing the chapter on chicken wings (and eating and eating the results). The final recipe results in a chicken wing that is both tender and juicy on the inside […]

September 28, 2012

How to Carbonate Fruit!

Whipping siphons are for more than, well, whipping! In Modernist Cuisine at Home, we use them for infusing flavor, aeration, pickling, and more. In this video from chow.com, Scott demonstrates one of our favorite uses: carbonating fruit! For more on this technique, check out the Carbonated Cranberry recipe in our recipe library!

April 12, 2012

Nathan’s Decision to Leave Microsoft

Nathan Myhrvold left his postdoc research with Stephen Hawking to write software and become Microsoft’s first chief technology officer. So after 14 years on the job, what could possibly pull him away from that? Nathan tells Big Think, “It is always an issue when you’re good at something to say, do I keep getting better […]

February 8, 2012

Maxime Demonstrates Hyperdecantation

A sure-fire way to make your wine snob friends blanch with horror.

January 20, 2012

New Recipe in the Library: Microwaved Tilapia

Mom's awesome fish recipe--but much faster.

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 […]

December 12, 2011

Nathan on Slate.com

In this video, Nathan talks with journalist Jacob Weisberg about the joy and skill involved in cooking.

December 6, 2011

The Harvard Lecture

Nathan recently gave an invited lecture at Harvard University as part of the school's Science & Cooking series. Watch the entire presentation, complete with Nathan dipping his hand into liquid nitrogen, here.

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