NBC News

“Modernist Bread is the definitive book on bread.”

Amazon Book Review

“Modernist Bread marries art and function the way Modernist Cuisine does, only better”

Martha Stewart

“A meticulously researched meditation on bread and the science, history, and culture behind it, it’s a fascinating read for bakers of all levels.”


“There’s no way to look at Modernist Bread and not be stunned….The contributions to bread-making here are undeniable.”


Modernist Bread is a robust historical and future-thinking exploration on one the oldest foods of mankind . . . this exhaustive guide is the epitome of Myhrvold: research-driven and curiosity-inspired obsession”

The Washington Post

“Modernist Bread… goes where few single-subject cookbooks have dared to stir. Full props for their stunning work….it is in a league all its own.”

The New York Times

“Above all, the book is a call for cooks to rethink one of the world’s oldest foods — to understand how bread is made, using more than their instinct and intuition, so they can push the craft forward.”