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Town Hall Seattle: Arts & Culture Series

Town Hall’s Arts & Culture series elevates the voices of local artists while bringing world-renowned cultural icons to Seattle audiences. The series celebrates music, photography, sculpture, philosophy, heritage, and traditions around the world that enrich our lives.

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Nov 2, 2017

Nathan Myhrvold proved that bread is far from stale. A renewed spirit of creativity and innovation is emerging from breadmaking’s 6,000-year- old tradition, and Myhrvold is leading the charge with flour-dusted hands and an insatiable curiosity. Formerly the Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, and cofounder of Intellectual Ventures, he has since turned his inquisitive attention to cooking. Modernist Bread is Myhrvold’s highly anticipated follow-up to Modernist Cuisine, the tome famed chef David Chang called “The cookbook to end all cookbooks.” Myhrvold returns to our stage to offer bakers and lovers of modernist cuisine the science, history, ingredients, techniques, and recipes that may forever break the mold of breadmaking.

Nathan Myhrvold is a scientific author and essayist, and former postdoctoral fellow in the department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics at Cambridge University. He is the author of Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Bread, as well as numerous articles for periodicals such as Scientific American, Slate, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Myhrvold shared the evening with food writer Jess Thomson and award-winning chef Rachel Yang for a culinary double-header!

Recorded live at SIFF Cinema - Egyptian Theatre by Town Hall Seattle Thursday, October 26, 2017