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Tour The Modernist Cuisine Cooking Lab in Bellevue, Washington, Plus Take Home a Signed Copy of The Photography of Modernist Cuisine

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Donated by: Modernist Cuisine

You and 3 guests will experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit The Cooking Lab, Nathan Myhrvold’s innovative food lab in Bellevue, WA!

The Cooking Lab, typically closed to the public, is home to a state-of- the-art research kitchen, laboratory, and publishing house that is the backbone of the Modernist Cuisine exhibit and books. You will experience a guided tour through the Cooking Lab and meet some of the research and development chefs who work alongside chemists, physicists, and machinists to push culinary boundaries.

Each guest will also receive a signed copy of The Photography of Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myhrvold.

Modernist Cuisine is an interdisciplinary team in Bellevue, Washington, founded and led by Nathan Myhrvold in 2011. Home to a state-of-the-art research kitchen, laboratory, and publishing house, the team at the Lab has published the much acclaimed five-volume 2,438-page Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, followed by Modernist Cuisine at Home in 2012, which applies the insights of the original book in a format designed for home cooks. Modernist Cuisine's most recent publication is Modernist Bread – five volumes all about the art, history, and science of baking.

The group at Modernist Cuisine includes scientists, research and development chefs, and a full editorial department—all dedicated to advancing the state of culinary art through the creative application of scientific knowledge and experimental techniques. On top of that, their research kitchen consists of top culinary technologies such as a centrifuge, rotary evaporator, freeze dryer, rotor stator homogenizer, pizza oven, laser cutter, autoclave, and even a soft serve machine. Chefs therefore get to work alongside chemists, physicists, and machinists in the pursuit of new cooking innovations.

  • Experience expires on Dec 07, 2018.

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  • Participant must be at least 18 years or older. 
  • Valid for 4 people.
  • Approximate duration: 1 hour.
  • The winner will be able to take pictures in the kitchen. Pictures are not allowed in the lab. 
  • The winner will be able to bring something small to be signed.
  • Event does not include a meal.
  • The Cooking Lab will work with the winner to find a weekday time between 9:00AM and 5:00PM that aligns with both parties’ schedule.
  • A meet and greet is not guaranteed, but The Cooking Lab will make an effort for the winner to meet Nathan Myhrvold but his schedule is such that we can’t guarantee he will be present.
  • The tour does not include tastings of food being prepared or tested.
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Heritage Radio Network
Archives, protects, and advances our country's rich food culture.
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  • Travel and accommodations are not included.
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