It’s art. It’s science. It’s Modernist Cuisine!

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition opened at the Pacific Science Center last Saturday. With their scientific understanding of cooking, practical culinary advice, and innovative food photography, the Modernist Cuisine books have experienced resounding success. In fact, the photography alone sparked enough interest to earn not only its own book, but also a museum exhibit. The exhibit is a series of one hundred photographs taken over the course of the creation of Modernist Cuisine, Modernist Cuisine at Home, and The Photography of Modernist Cuisine.

The exhibit could have been placed in an art gallery just as easily as a science museum. Again, the creators combine the aesthetic with the scientific, engaging multiple audiences–particularly the hungry. It’s designed to showcase the photographic techniques Nathan Myhrvold and his team pioneered to fully capture the science of cooking. You can visit the exhibit at the Pacific Science Center through February 17th.

Spread from The Photography of Modernist Cuisine

About The Photography of Modernist Cuisine book.

The exhibit opened in conjunction with the release of the newest member of the Modernist Cuisine book family. The Photography of Modernist Cuisine is a mammoth 312-page, 13″ x 16″ book. It includes 405 photos and a chapter explaining the technique and technology behind the images. The book also provides tips for improving your own food photography, even if you don’t have quite the same resources as the folks at The Cooking Lab.

We’re proud to partner with The Cooking Lab on all these wonderful, groundbreaking books. Visit their website for more information on the exhibit and the books.