Nathan Myhrvold on Molecular Gastronomy and His Lavish $600 Cookbook

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Dec. 9 2011 2:58 PM

One Part Pleasure, One Part Science

Nathan Myhrvold on molecular gastronomy and his passion for cooking.

Nathan Myhrvold in conversation with Jacob Weisberg
Nathan Myhrvold in conversation with Jacob Weisberg

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When he isn’t patent-hunting or contemplating how to slow global warming, Nathan Myhrvold loves to cook. Not surprisingly, the onetime CTO of Microsoft applies scientific principles in the kitchen. Myhrvold recently sat down with Jacob Weisberg for the latest in our series Conversations With Slate

Here’s the fourth and final part of his interview.

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You can also watch Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of Myhrvold’s interview.

Look for an audio podcast of the entire conversation in the days ahead.