About Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold is founder of The Cooking Lab and lead author and photographer of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, Modernist Cuisine at Home, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, Modernist Bread, and the forthcoming Modernist Pizza. He routinely pushes the boundaries of culinary science as a chef, photographer, scientist, and writer. He has had a passion for food and photography since he was a boy. At a young age he consumed cooking books and invested in new cameras and lenses—even while doing postdoctoral cosmology work with Stephen Hawking. While working as the chief technology officer of Microsoft, he took a leave of absence to earn his culinary diploma from École de Cuisine La Varenne in France. Myhrvold retired from Microsoft in 1999 to found Intellectual Ventures and pursue several interests, including photography, cooking, and food science. Inspired by the void in literature about culinary science and the cutting-edge techniques used in the world’s best restaurants, Myhrvold assembled the Modernist Cuisine team to share the art and science of cooking with others, hoping to pass on his own curiosity and passion for the movement.
About Modernist Cuisine Gallery
Modernist Cuisine Gallery is the first gallery in the world to sell food photography by a single artist. Nathan Myhrvold’s books and photography, available in several sizes, are available for purchase. The gallery opened its first location in May 2017 at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, and its second location in November 2017 at 305 Royal Street in the French Quarters of New Orleans, Louisiana. The artwork includes photography featured in Nathan Myhrvold’s Modernist Cuisine books plus photography taken exclusively for the gallery. Additional details can be found on www.modernistcuisinegallery.com and on their Instagram account @modcuisinegallery.