This week, if you've been watching television, you may have seen Dr. Nathan Myhrvold dipping his hand in liquid nitrogen on the Colbert Report or making a striped omelet on the Today show. We also saw the Modernist team at the New York Academy of Sciences, where everyone in the standing-room audience got a bowl of modernist pistachio gelato, which is made of nothing but pure pistachios ultra-homogenized into a cream.
Back in January, as you recall, I went to Seattle to visit the Modernist Cuisine kitchen laboratory, talk to Myhrvold and his team, and eat striped omelet and pistachio gelato long before TV stars got their famous paws on it.
I think this is a great leap forward for "food products" even though there is a location in Chicago that's been doing stuff like this for quite a while (they even have a tv show) but it's great to see that it's catching on! We will need some creative minds to face the food issues we are standing on the cusp of. Just remember, Soylent green is made from people!