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DocuSign co-founder Court Lorenzini now leading cooking-focused stealth startup CookBrite

Court Lorenzini, a longtime Seattle-area entrepreneur who co-founded DocuSign back in 2003, is now leading a stealth startup in the cooking space. Lorenzini told us that his new company, CookBrite, is nearing completion of a $1.5 million round from angel investors. It’s the first funding the startup has taken outside of investment from the founders. Lorenzini was… Read More

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Nathan Myhrvold to Microsoft alumni: ‘We participated in one of the most beneficial revolutions in human history’

For nearly one hour, Nathan Myhrvold stood in front of members of the Microsoft Alumni Network and talked strictly about Modernist Cuisine — the epic, five-volume cookbook-to-end-all-cookbooks, featuring recipes engineered in a stainless-steel suburban lab, and photographs shot in a carefully lighted studio, created in collaboration with Myhrvold, co-founder of Intellectual Ventures and one of the technology… Read More

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Modernist Cuisine vets cooking up online culinary school

The natural light in this place is amazing. That thought kept running through my mind last week as I checked out the combination kitchen/lab/studio coming together on a lower floor of Pike Place Market, overlooking Elliott Bay, on the edge of downtown Seattle. It struck me because the people creating this place are known for their… Read More

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Rouxbe Cooking School partners with Ex-Microsoftie

After losing her job at Microsoft, Kathleen Flinn went on to become a best-selling author with her book The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry. And now she’s following that effort up with a new book to be released October 3rd titled The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices… Read More

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Did Myhrvold’s TED talk cross the line into infomercial?

With his over-the-top cookbook, “Modernist Cuisine” — weighing in at 40 pounds, six volumes, 2,438 pages and a $625 list price — Nathan Myhrvold has produced an epic tribute to cooking and science, garnished with pages upon pages of striking and innovative photography. Say what you will about the former Microsoft technology chief, this project… Read More