From the blog March 22, 2011 Matt

A Modernist Breakfast on NBC’s Today Show

While most people in both New York and Seattle were still asleep, Nathan, Max, Johnny, Anjana, and Shelby were at the Today Show studio getting ready for a live segment on Modernist Cuisine. The team prepped for three live demos: striped mushroom omelet, pistachio ice cream, and centrifuged pea butter on toast.

Nathan and Al Roker

Max and Nathan on the Today Show set

Chef’s view of the Today Show Kitchen set

The segment aired live at around 8:45 this morning and lasted a little more than four minutes (which felt like a lifetime in the studio). Nathan did his best to fit it all in, which — as you can see for yourself below — made for a lively and engaging segment!

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The team’s whirlwind New York tour continues today with a luncheon presentation at Hearst this afternoon, and a dinner presentation at the Core Club tonight. Wednesday’s itinerary includes an in-studio interview on Martha Stewart Radio in the morning, and the Colbert Report tomorrow night. Wish the team luck and stay tuned!


  1. Sylvia Sutton March 23, 2011 Reply

    Everything I see and hear about Modernist Cuisine is thrilling. Obviously, it is cutting edge technology.

  2. S. March 23, 2011 Reply

    It is claimed you have stated in the books “organic food is no healthier than non-organic food.” How did you prove this to be true?

    • George Balfour August 1, 2011 Reply

      Try proving that organic food is better than non organic…!-seems dumb but try it and hear out read out this roundabout statment although as any chef will agree the quality of food is most important not it’s fair trade or organic status much of the quantifiers for organic don’t matter to the end food quality in fact quality is harder to guarantee with organic produce and you’ll be paying a silly premium.. however the production of GM foods etc. are usually destined for the more “budget” products especially when it comes to the base commodity so avalibility of quality foods are the deciders not this faddish idea of organic food with halo over it..

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