Nathan Myhrvold came to The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) on Thursday, March 24, where he delivered the baccalaureate graduation address. During commencement exercises, Dr. Myhrvold was named an honorary alumnus of the college by CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan.
While on campus, the former Microsoft executive also gave a presentation attended by 1,000 students in the college’s gymnasium and simulcast to classrooms on campus. Myhrvold’s 2,400-page Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking is generating the biggest buzz in the food world in years. President Ryan was recently quoted in USA Today, calling it “one of the most important cookbooks of all time.” Dr. Ryan has been in discussions with Myhrvold to consider how knowledge from Modernist Cuisine can be incorporated into the college’s curriculum.