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The story of the world’s most beloved food is now streaming. Modernist Pizza Podcast documents the story of pizza—past, present, and future—through the voices of industry leaders and innovators, tracing the impact of pizza on our lives. Join us each week for a new slice of the story.


From the Gallery

The Iceland Series

Modernist Cuisine Gallery by Nathan Myhrvold is proud to announce the release of his highly anticipated Iceland Collection Series. The 22-photograph series showcases the ethereal allure of the northern lights and the rugged beauty of Iceland.

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Yellowknife Flurry
Ice Queen
No Two Alike

Discover the Hidden World of Snowflakes

Few things are as delicate and ephemeral as a snowflake, which is one of the reasons Nathan felt compelled to tackle the subject matter for his new micro-photography series at the gallery. Altogether, these tiny, intricate crystals play a crucial role in the global water cycle and thus food production.


Introducing Modernist Pizza

Modernist Pizza is the culmination of exhaustive research, travel, and experiments to collect and advance the world’s knowledge of pizza. Take a look inside the definitive guide to one of the world’s most popular foods.


Modernist Bread

Modernist Bread places the latest scientific research and state-of-the-art applications into the hands of anyone searching for answers about bread making. Spanning over 2,600 pages, it is the largest, most comprehensive book ever written about bread.

Modernist Cuisine

The book that started a revolution. At 2,438 pages, Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking broke the rules for what a cookbook can be; it quickly became an instant classic and a trusted resource for top chefs around the world.

Modernist Cuisine at Home

Modernist Cuisine at Home opens up a new world of culinary possibility for passionate and curious home cooks. Filled with helpful scientific insights, mouthwatering recipes, and step-by-step guides, this 456-page volume makes it easy to bring dining of the highest quality to your own dinner table.

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine is a feast for the eyes. This massive and stunning art book features 312 pages of incredible photographs from Nathan Myhrvold and his photography team as well as the techniques and stories behind the images.

Modernist Pizza

Modernist Pizza, the next book in the award-winning Modernist Cuisine series, explores the science, history, equipment, techniques, and people that have made pizza one of the world’s most popular foods. Spanning over 1,700 pages, the multivolume set is much more than a cookbook: it’s an indispensable resource for anyone who loves pizza.


“Nathan gave it (the movement) a name and I think it was the perfect name. I’m in admiration of what he did. I think this is fantastic.”

Daniel Boulud

“The cookbook to end all cookbooks.”

David Chang

“This book will change the way we understand the kitchen.”

Ferran Adrià

Who We Are

Modernist Cuisine is an interdisciplinary team in Bellevue, Washington, founded and led by Nathan Myhrvold. The group includes scientists, research and development chefs, and a full editorial department—all dedicated to advancing the state of culinary art through the creative application of scientific knowledge and experimental techniques.