Nathan Myhrvold

  • News

    November 8, 2012

    Patent Law: The New Cold War

    On the frontlines of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Five Questions for Chef Marcus Samuelsson

    For one day this Thursday, July 19, Chef Marcus Samuelsson will be in Houston to promote his book, Yes, Chef: A Memoir. The Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised, James Beard Award-winning chef, restauranteur, cookbook author, and TV personality will spend the early afternoon hosting a sold-out, five-cour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Modernist Cuisine Volume 5: Plated-Dish Recipes

    We have been on a very modern journey over the past few weeks. We have explored food history and fundamentals in Volume 1, techniques and equipment in Volume 2, animals and plants in Volume 3, and very modern ingredients and preparations in Volume 4. We wind this series up with Volumes 5 & 6; Plated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Modernist Cuisine: Volume 2 : To Sous Vide or Not to Sous Vide

    A revolution is underway in the art of cooking. Just as French Impressionists upended centuries of tradition, Modern cuisine has in recent years blown through the boundaries of the culinary arts. Borrowing techniques from the laboratory, pioneering chefs at world-renowned restaurants such as elBul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Molecular Gastronomy and More: Modernist Cuisine, Volume 1

    Modernist Cuisine is not your grandmother's Joy of Cooking. It establishes a new language by which chefs can communicate the complexities of their intellectual work. Authors Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young and Maxime Bilet have produced a beautiful and fascinating cookbook that explores the possibili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Barbecue and Big Books of Modernist Cuisine on Top Chef: Texas

    We've had a week off, and in that time frame the Top Chef: Texas contestants have moved on from Dallas to Austin. My drug of choice this week is cough syrup, which I've been drinking all day long. I feel like a gangster. (More on this later today.) Nathan Myhrvold is the guest judge this week, and ... More >>