I am the Bread Man
Nathan Myhrvold on one of the biggest bread research projects ever undertaken.
Dan Saladino meets the mastermind behind one of biggest bread research projects ever undertaken. Nathan Myhrvold spent four years researching, baking and collaborating with leading industry professionals to write Modernist Bread - a five-volume, global exploration of this great staple. It follows another hugely ambitious food project -Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking – from 2011. Perhaps it is no surprise then that Nathan Myhrvold has spent his life trying to understand how things work, he researched quantum theory with the late Stephen Hawking and went on to work directly with Bill Gates at Microsoft. So what pearls of wisdom can the man who baked 36,000 loaves share?
This is a rebroadcast of an episode of the Food Programme that first aired on BBC Radio 4 in March 2018.
(Photo: Man claps hands with flour by dough, Credit: Getty Images)