Nathan Myhrvold - the most interesting man I've ever had dinner with (sorry, guys!)
10 Jan 2015: Thrifty or lavish, we all are now guests at the discounted, buy-one-get-one-free, year-round cheap food feast, eating more than we need and paying less for it – as a proportion of our incomes – than our grandparents did, or their parents before them. This, it turns out, is not entirely a good … Continue reading Food is too cheap
December 2014 - versatile Nathan Myhrvold My profile of the polymathic ex-Microsoft CTO - he's also the top Tyrannosaurus Rex hunter and author/publisher of Modernist Cuisine, the world's most expensive cookbook - is in the January 2015 issue of Intelligent Life Return of the Silver Darlings I went to the island of Bornholm to hunt down Denmark's legendary cured herring … Continue reading New stories – on drones, herring and a tech tycoon
By the end of this century, many sea-creatures may be history. As we keep dumping greenhouse gases into the air, the oceans keep sucking them up, making the waters deadly to their inhabitants.
25th February, 2010 The headline read “Why I lost my appetite for meat”, the article was by a favourite novelist, but my wife wouldn’t pick up the magazine. “If I read it, I know I’ll have to become a vegetarian again and I just can’t bear to,” she said. I was braver — nothing this … Continue reading All this cheap meat will cost us the Earth