It seemed a forgone conclusion that the cook book of cook books, Modernist Cuisine, by Nathan Myhrvold, would win a James Beard award of some kind (my bet was for The Cookbook Everyone Talked About But Few Can Afford To Buy Award); but the 2,438-paged, 46-pound and $625-tome not only won the Cookboo ... More >>
iTunesHow do you know that mobile phone cooking apps have moved on from geek novelties to legitimate resources people actually use? When The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, a competition which has been honoring the best in cookbooks since 1995, creates a special category for them in this year's c ... More >>
If there was a question that previously never really needed an answer other than "it just is," it's "Why does Western food taste so different than Asian food?" A few researchers from the University of Cambridge asked and sought to find out because, well, they're researchers.The study, recently pu ... More >>
I'm nothing if not endlessly fascinated by Nathan Myhrvold's Modernist Cuisine cookbook. Not enough to actually buy the 40 pound, $625 tome; but I do perk up and watch in rapt attention when it pops up in the news.Last Friday, the ex-Microsoft CTO who holds more advanced degrees than some people ... More >>
Popular Science recently published a revealing article on Dr. Nathan Myhrvold's lab. Myhrvold, as you know, is the ex-Microsoft CTO and genius whose current project is an epic cookbook called Modernist Cuisine, the much-anticipated work some regard as the next Escoffier.
$625 is the retail price of this book, a 2,200-page tome on how to cook as if you were a mad scientist, written by the former chief technology officer of Microsoft, Nathan Myhrvold, who you may have guessed is as geeky as any man alive. He holds more than 18 U.S. patents.
This cooking thing? ... More >>