PAST EXHIBIT: The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition

Photo by Ryan Matthew Smith of Modernist Cuisine LLC.

Photo by Ryan Matthew Smith of Modernist Cuisine LLC.

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 45 large-format photographs of food taken by Nathan Myhrvold and his team at Modernist Cuisine, opens September 12, 2015 at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. The exhibit which has previously run at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA; The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA; and The Museum of Science in Boston, MA will illuminate the fascinating, accessible science at work every day in our kitchens.

Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking and Modernist Cuisine at Home, both coauthored and published by Myhrvold, won recognition from critics and readers alike for their innovative and engaging photography. Now the creators of these award-winning books have combed through their library of more than 500,000 photographs and identified over 45 of their best images—many of them new or previously unpublished—to display for the exhibit. The exhibit will run through March 2016.

Photography lovers will appreciate the technical skill used to construct each image. Food lovers of all ages will salivate over the arresting images, and the curious will revel in the scientific insights that accompany many of the photos. Special cooking demonstrations and events will be scheduled throughout the run of the exhibit.

Be sure to visit the restaurant Purloo during the run of the show. "Modernist" specials will make appearances on the menu, starting with a delicious deconstructed key lime pie. Check for the latest additions here.

About the Curator

Nathan Myhrvold, author of The Photography of Modernist Cuisine and coauthor of Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Cuisine at Home, is a chef, photographer, and scientist. Myhrvold founded The Cooking Lab, built the Modernist Cuisine team, and lead the development and production of all three books. In addition to his culinary and photographic pursuits, the former chief technology officer of Microsoft is the founder and CEO of Intellectual Ventures, a pursuer of innovation.



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