The Photography of Modernist Cuisine Review

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine Review
November 23, 2020

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine

Here we are again with another Modernist Cuisine book review. Following the success of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking and Modernist Cuisine at Home Nathan Myhrvold and The Cooking Lab Team have brought out the ultimate food photography book, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine.

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine is a feast for the eyes that serves up the beauty of food through innovative and striking photography. Simple ingredients, eclectic dishes, and the dynamic phenomena at work in the kitchen are transformed into vivid, arresting art in 300 giant images. The hundreds of jaw-dropping photographs taken by Myhrvold and his photography team include some of the most amazing images from Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Cuisine at Home, as well as many new and unpublished photos.

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine

A Feast For The Eyes

This award-winning photography book takes you into The Cooking Lab’s revolutionary kitchen and photo studio on a visual tour that reveals the special equipment and techniques used to create culinary inventions and spectacular images. Aspiring photographers will find useful tips on how to frame and shoot their own professional-quality photographs of food in both the restaurant and the home.

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine is jam-packed with stunning photographs, that transform the simplest of the ingredients into true works of art. Focus stacking and panorama stitching reveal curious, mouth-watering angles. Disorientating close-ups go beyond food porn by offering a more profound, haptic perspective.

With spreads nearly 60% larger than those in Modernist Cuisine, using stochastic printing on the highest quality paper, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine will be a prized possession and a treasured gift for food lovers, photo buffs, and anyone who appreciates the natural beauty of food and the joy of seeing it from intriguing new perspectives.

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine
Wine, Overturned


Since we first saw the photos of Modernist Cuisine that we have been asking us, how the heck did they do that? Fortunately, for the good of our mental health, we don't need to try to guess anymore. The Photography of Modernist Cuisine devotes a 38-page chapter to the art and technique behind the photographs. In addition to this, it also contains a set of useful tips making the book accessible even for less experienced photographers.

For everyone interested in food Photography this book is a must-have. We say this not only because of the useful information that you have access in this book but because it will teach you how to see things from a different perspective, that you never think was possibple.

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine
Levitating Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Final Thoughts

Has we have been saying for a long time, there is no other book that reaches the quality level of Modernist Cuisine books. Like the previous books, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine is a work of art.  If you consider yourself a foodie or a food photography lover you should definitely take a look at this mind-blowing book.


The Photography of Modernist Cuisine is the ultimate feast for the eyes. This book, not only puts together an incredible collection of photographs, but also the stories and techniques behind some of the best food photographs the world has ever seen.


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