Kat Moore Posted over 2 years ago Nathan Myhrvold: Cooking as never seen before OK, so the millionaire created a $650 cookbook for other millionaires. Guess he hasn't heard about the economy yet. Or Alton Brown, who also teaches the physics of cooking, and you can watch his show on TV. And this guy expects to make money on his art/science/cookbook. Maybe someday he'll publish a version of his book the rest of us can afford. You know, the 99.9999% of Americans who make less than $75,000.00 a year. That's less than $1,500 a week BEFORE taxes, and would represent the combined income of two working adults. Of course, when you're worth well over $600 million, taxes don't apply, at least not in the percentages the rest of us pay. Do I sound a little jaded and cynical? Go figure. I'll be watching Alton Brown and reading Julia Child--both of whom were/are also fascinated about the 'why' of cooking, as well as the 'how'. And their books are eminently more affordable.