Last chance to view food photo exhibit
Cabbage leaves that resemble a topographic map. Fresh salmon fillets that glisten like polished coral. A blender in mid-whirl. The most perfect beefsteak tomato ever.
This is the world of the ever-curious scientist and artist Nathan Myhrvold, the former Microsoft chief technology officer whose uber-cool, up-close photography puts food in a new light.
Labor Day weekend is your last chance to explore his 75-photo "Modernist Cuisine" collection on display at The Tech Museum of Innovation in downtown San Jose. Admission is free, and The Tech is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including Labor Day.
In 2011, Myhrvold published the groundbreaking "Modernist Cuisine," a six-volume, 2,438-page set that explores the science behind cooking techniques. He and his team followed that up with "Modernist Cuisine at Home" and "The Photography of Modernist Cuisine."
Details: 201 S. Market St., San Jose. www.thetech.org.
-- Linda Zavoral, Staff