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Cookbook Conundrum

We had an enormous turkey carcass left over at the end of Thanksgiving dinner, so I said “Hey, turkey soup.” The basic idea is simplicity itself– cut the carcass into managable pieces, stick it in a big put, cover it with water, and simmer for a good long while. After an hour or two, you’ve…

A Chateau Steelypips Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving advice from Making Light got here too late to do us any good, but we had a fine first Thanksgiving anyway. My parents, sister, grandmother, and one of my great-aunts came up from New York, and Kate’s parents came up from Boston, so we packed nine people into our smallish house, along with…

Hooray, Beer!

Beer is wonderful stuff. Not only is it the subject of the oldest known recipe, some have argued that agricultural civilization started in order to brew beer– see, for example, the comments in this article. And, remarkably, despite the inclusion of both “alcohol” and “carbonated beverages” in the list of things that people with heartburn…

It’s Friday, Have a Glass of Wine

Well, OK, you might want to wait until after work. But if you’re into wine, you might be interested in The Naked Vine, a wine-recommending blog started by a guy from a mailing list that I’m on. The origin in explained in the mission statement: The August 2006 issue of Gourmet magazine has a sidebar…

The ScienceBlogs Diet, Mid-Year

Because it’s not science without graphs: (Click for larger image.)

The Benefits of Dumber Cookbooks

A little while back, Eugene Wallingford wrote about the dumbing-down of cookbooks as a metaphor for computer science education. As we get a fair number of student in introductory calculus-based physics who can barely take a derivative of a polynomial, I have some sympathy with what he describes. The cookbook thing, though, is interesting from…

The String Theory Diet

Are you unhappy with the way you look? Feel like you’re carrying around some large extra dimensions? Want to compactify your manifold before the summer conference season gets here? If you answered “Yes!” to any of those questions, then you’re ready for the String Theory Diet! Each rich, satisfying meals of eleven-dimensional noodles, and watch…

While I would like to be posting cool recipes (with pictures, even!), I’m currently on a somewhat restricted diet. This isn’t a terribly serious post, and may slide over into “self-pitying,” so I’ll put the bulk of it behind the cut.