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Modernist Cuisine

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Or Is It All Just Dust in the Wind...

Erica Wides | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

Let's start off with my report from the International Sweets and Snacks expo; remember, I attended this sugary show in Chicago, hoping to uncover some...

What A Cook Learned By Making a Super-Complicated Meal

Scott Mowbray | Posted 04.05.2014 | Taste
Scott Mowbray

The process produces a thin gelatin membrane around a liquid, and the wobbly blob pops in the mouth to release a burst of flavor.

Reading Cookbooks

Anne Maxfield | Posted 03.11.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Is there anyone who reads a cookbook in its entirety?

Bangkok Travel: Eating is the Entertainment

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Study the Bangkok skyline at night, and it will feel as if the city is already delivering on some futuristic promise. Eat at some of its dynamic new restaurants, and you can taste it.

10 Places To Try Molecular Gastronomy

The Huffington Post | Nile Cappello | Posted 08.12.2013 | Taste

Liquid nitrogen, dehydrators, and syringes, oh my!

Bartender, We're Here for the Science!

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 04.05.2013 | Taste
Heritage Radio Network

Anytime a drink is ordered off the "red hot poker" section of the menu, there will be flames shooting out of a pint glass. The effect is rather dramatic, but that is not the point.

WATCH: Why You Should Own A Pressure Cooker

Posted 12.05.2012 | Taste

It'll up your cooking game, big time.

QUIZ: Are You A Modernist Cook?

Posted 11.15.2012 | Taste

Or does the thought of sous-vide and whipping siphons make your head spin?

Learn To Cook Like Wylie Dufresne For Free

Posted 10.17.2012 | Taste

With online lessons in modernest cuisine techniques.

Why You Should Decant Red Wine Using A Blender

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.16.2012 | Home

Nathan Myhrvold, iconoclastic millionaire author of the mammoth tome "Modernist Cuisine" and its just-released little sibling "Modernist Cuisine At Ho...

PHOTOS: Modernist Cuisine's Ambitious New Project

Posted 05.30.2012 | Home

When "Modernist Cuisine" was released last year, it landed with a pretty loud thud -- the six-volume cookbook is rather heavy! The book quickly was ha...


Marilinda Hodgdon | Posted 10.26.2011 | Home
Marilinda Hodgdon


Heston Blumenthal Leaves Wife Of 22 Years For Another Cook

Posted 10.15.2011 | Home

UK star chef Heston Blumenthal, of the three-Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck, has left his wife Zanna of 22 years, according to the Daily Mai...

How This Photo Was Taken

Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

One ballyhooed feature of Nathan Myhrvold's mammoth cooking tome Modernist Cuisine was its photography. Readers marveled at photos of popcorn popping ...

Celebrity Chefs Predict The Future Of Food

Posted 08.27.2011 | Home

Sometimes it feels like everything that can been done with food has been done. Modernist cuisine has challenged all of haute cuisine's assumptions and...

Nathan Myrhvold: Best Burgers Need Liquid Nitrogen, Deep-Frying

Posted 08.07.2011 | Home

Nathan Myrhvold thinks he can make a better burger than Daniel Boulud. In a symposium commemorating the 10th anniversary of the foie gras-filled db bu...

Behind The Scenes Of The Photography Of 'Modernist Cuisine'

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, Part 1 | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home

About three-and-half years ago, I was fresh out of my fourth run at a college education....

'Marcel's Quantum Kitchen' Giveaway: Win A $625 'Modernist Cuisine' Cookbook Set

Posted 06.19.2011 | Home

In conjunction with the final episodes of Syfy's new show Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, HuffPost Food is giving fans a chance to win a complete six-volume...

On Rocky IV, Modernist Cuisine, and Keeping the (Kitchen) Romance Alive

Elizabeth Gunnison | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Gunnison

Maybe cooking, like athletics, can be divided into two camps: the rationalists and the romantics. Ivan Drago is Nathan Mhyrold; Rocky is Julia Child.

Modernist Cuisine: An Excuse To Drink Before Breakfast

Daniel Brooks | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home
Daniel Brooks

Many consider modernist cuisine industrialized food on a small scale -- cheese puffs and flavored foams. However, the modernist movement provides new ...

Nathan Myhrvold Claims 'Something For Everybody' In Modernist Cuisine

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nathan Myhrvold stopped by the Institute of Culinary Education in New York last night to demo some of the dishes featured in his new five-volume cookb...

Michael Ruhlman Reviews The 5-Volume 'Modernist Cuisine'

Michael Ruhlman in the New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DESCENDING this week on the culinary scene like a meteor, "Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking" is the self-published six-volume masterw...

Inside The Modernist Cuisine Kitchen Laboratory

Popular Science | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In 2008, Dr. Nathan Myhrvold began to carve out a portion of the 20,000-square-foot warehouse outside Seattle that houses the research lab of Intellec...

PHOTOS: FOOD AS ART: Modernist Cuisine's Artistic/Scientific Cookbook

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

When Chef Ferran Adria says "this book will change the way we under stand the kitchen" about your cookbook, you can basically rest assured you'll be l...

Grant Achatz To Appear on Martha Stewart

NBC's Feast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Remember when Martha Stewart's cameras were all up in Alinea's grills earlier this year? Looks like Grant Achatz is off chilling with ol' M. Diddy for...