Spin All the Things!

October 18, 2017
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Visitors to the Belm Utility Research Kitchen, after seeing all of the gadgets and equipment, always ask “Is there anything else you need?” My answer is always the same: I’d like a chamber vacuum sealer and an ultracentrifuge. The former is within the realm of possibility (and budget), the latter remains a fantasy. Ultracentrifuges, even […]

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December 21, 2012

I had to move this blog to a new web host. While the migration was as painless as could be expected, there were still a few hiccups, some of which are still being manifested in these pages: There are stray characters showing up where none were present before. The behavior of the links for previous […]

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Still Waiting For My Food Pills

July 15, 2011
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This is a transcript of a talk I presented at Readercon 22 on Friday, July 15. Images are included as they appeared in the slide show. I had submitted the following description for the conference program guide: Cooking has always been based on science, but the connection was made explicit with the 1984 publication of […]

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RSS Feed Added

February 28, 2009

By request, I’ve added a RSS feed. The link is over there, on the right, below the search box. Now you can ignore me on your iPhone as well as your computer.

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What’s for Dinner?

February 4, 2009

With a few exceptions, most of my cooking effort is channeled into preparing dinners. Weekends are reserved for more time-consuming recipes, while weekdays are for quicker or simpler fare. When possible, I try to cook enough to get two meals out of one cooking session – the gumbo will show up at the table again […]

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… and Through the Wire

January 29, 2009

I’m posting this via my iPhone. Will wonders never cease? I’m also testing the “add photo” feature.

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Me vs. Google

January 23, 2009

My memory, sir, is like a garbage heap. — Jorge Luis Borges, “Funes el memorioso” “David, I’m in the car with two friends and we’re trying to settle a bet. Who wrote ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’?”1 “‘The fog comes on little cat feet” – was that written by Carl Sandburg or Robert Frost?”2 “What’s […]

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