High-speed Video

March 1, 2017

Introducing the Modernist Cuisine Gallery

We’ve always done things a little differently at Modernist Cuisine. We self-publish so that we can make books in our own, and undeniably huge, way. It’s an experiment that has allowed readers to see food as we do—as something that is endlessly fascinating, powerful, and beautiful. Our first book, Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science, […]

December 12, 2012

The Physics of Coffee & Cream

Every Seattleite has been in this situation: On a cold, rainy December morning, you get your coffee to go from Vivace, Stumptown, or Starbucks, and then watch out the window for your bus. The bus, you know, might be a minute or two late, and you’ll have to wait a few minutes. You want to […]

October 31, 2011

Is Liquid Nitrogen Safe?

If you're comfortable handling hot frying oil, then you need not fear liquid nitrogen. But, speaking from first-hand experience, be sure to check that the lid is tight on the Dewar before you put it in your car.

July 14, 2011

Have You Seen the Modernist Cuisine Trailer Yet?

Check out our behind-the-scenes footage.

January 11, 2011

The Leidenfrost Effect

See the Leidenfrost effect from a different angle in our latest high-speed video!

December 8, 2010

Coffee and Cream

The thermal dynamics of coffee and cream. Watch two high-speed videos and tell us what you think is going on!

November 19, 2010

Modernist Eye Candy: From High-Speed to Eye-Speed

Another high-speed, high-definition video shot by the Modernist Cuisine team during the creation of the book. What fast-paced, food-related action or activity would you like to see slowed down to naked-eye speed?  Leave a comment and let the team know!

November 1, 2010

High-Speed Video: Phantom V.12.1

A little info on the Phantom V.12.1; the key piece of equipment in the production of our high speed videos

October 27, 2010

High-Speed Video: Popcorn Popping @ 6,200 FPS

Why does popcorn pop? See for yourself at a whopping 6200 frames per second!

August 29, 2010

Foodies Gone Geek

Dr. Nathan Myhrvold’s presentation at the International Food Bloggers Convention (IFBC) today appeared to be a big hit with the food bloggers in attendance today. Despite the rather scientific nature of the book and the presentation, the audience seemed engaged throughout. The high speed, high definition videos and high resolution photographs elicited cheers from the […]

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