The Photography of Modernist Cuisine is a feast for the eyes that serves up the beauty of food through innovative and striking photography. Simple ingredients, eclectic dishes, and the dynamic phenomena at work in the kitchen are transformed into vivid, arresting art in 300 giant images. It’s the ultimate coffee-table book for food lovers, photo buffs, and anyone who enjoys beautiful and surprising pictures.

 

By The Numbers

312

Pages

405

Photos

145

Full-Bleed Photos

12lbs

Weight

14″x18″

Page Size (330mm x 419mm)

200gsm

LumiSilk Art Paper

 
 

“Can food be art? You bet—so long as it’s captured by photographers like Nathan Myhrvold.”

TIME

“It’s by far the most edifying and inspiring how-to book on food photography we’ve seen.”

Popular Photography

“Myhrvold…and his team of photographers present cauliflower, poultry, and even the humble potato in a way that few have been able to see before.”

The New Yorker

“Myhrvold adds context to the art of cooking—more valuable than any recipe or menu description could offer.”

Vanity Fair
 
 

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine features hundreds of jaw-dropping photographs taken by Nathan Myhrvold and his photography team, including some of the most amazing images from Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Cuisine at Home, as well as many new and unpublished photos. This award-winning photography book also takes you into Modernist Cuisine Lab’s photo studio for a visual tour that reveals the special equipment and techniques behind the spectacular images. Aspiring photographers will find useful tips on how to frame and shoot their own professional-quality photographs of food in both the restaurant and the home.

 
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Awards

Winner, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Best Cookbook Photography in the U.S.A. and Best Cookbook Photography in the World categories (2014)

Gourmand

Winner (Bronze), PubWest Design Awards, Best Photography (2014)

PubWest

Winner (Gold), IndieFab Awards, Photography category (2013)

IndieFab

Finalist, International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards, Photography category (2014)

IACP
 
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Where Food and Fine Art Collide

See the Collection at Modernist Cuisine Gallery

Celebrate your passion for at a mammoth scale with artwork from Modernist Cuisine photographer Nathan Myhrvold.  Available exclusively at Modernist Cuisine Gallery, this collection features brand-new images that can’t be found anywhere else, alongside some of the most iconic photographs from the Modernist Cuisine series.

 

“We love this behemoth new book…because it takes food photography to another, more engaging level with some creative thinking and technique.”

WIRED

“stunning photographs…It is a coffee-table book for food and photo lovers.”

Los Angeles Times

“A practical guide to food photography.”

The Salt, NPR

“The photo-scientists at The Cooking Lab offer lush, oversized spreads and all their secrets on how the work was done.”

Associated Press News
 
Editions étrangères

Foreign Edition

Modernist Cuisine at Home is available in Portuguese. Foreign language editions are available online or wherever fine cookbooks are sold.

Explore the Series

Ready for more? Discover all of the award-winning books from the Modernist Cuisine team.