General Reading for 08/14/2017

The Obelisk Gate, The Expanse, Arrival lead the 75th annual Hugo Awards | Announcing the 75th annual Hugo Award winners “The 75th annual Hugo Awards—the award for science fiction fans and the books and shows they love—have recently been announced. The big-ticket winner, for Best Novel, was The Obelisk Gate by N.K.…

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Best Food Reading for 06/22/2017

Take Feta. Add Frites. Stir in European Food Rules. Fight. – The New York Times “Fights over culinary traditions are common in Europe, where countries are fiercely protective of their gastronomical heritage, and the rule books are full of regional food and drink that are “protected.”” tags: f Posted from…

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General Reading for 05/30/2017

Massive Chipotle Data Breach Affected Roughly 2,250 Restaurants – Eater “The theft used credit cards’ magnetic stripes to target card numbers, expiration dates, and verifications codes and could lead to fraudulent charges. A Chipotle spokesperson Chris Arnold said in a statement to NBC News that the company did not know…

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Best Food Reading for 05/12/2017

Why We Are Self Publishing the Aviary Cookbook – Lessons From the Alinea Book. “About a decade ago, in 2007, book agents and publishers began approaching chef Achatz and me to gauge our interest in creating an Alinea cookbook. Ever since that process started I have wanted to write this…

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General reading for 03/06/2017

Vellum | Create Beautiful eBooks “Vellum’s built-in Book Styles incorporate classic touches like custom drop caps and ornamental flourishes, and are automatically applied to your book.” tags:bs Best Book Writing Software: Word vs. Scrivener “In this post, we’re going to look closely at two of the best pieces of book…

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Best Food Reading for 03/05/2016

Ramen Sandwiches Are Now A Thing In Japan – Food Republic “Ramen and sandwiches are both incredible foods, favorites in the offices of Food Republic. Sometimes they’re paired together, as seen originally with the wildly popular ramen burger. But in a new twist, instead of acting as buns, the noodles serve as the…

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Best Food Reading for 02/24/2016

My Mother’s Brisket | The Splendid Table “A truly delectable brisket, this has the distinction of being the only recipe in this book where the lid on the baking pan is left ajar. If you prefer a richer sauce, substitute half beef broth and half wine for the water. Tip:…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 02/03/2016

The 17 equations that changed the course of history – ScienceAlert “Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways. In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian Stewart published a book on 17 Equations That Changed The World. We recently came across this convenient…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 11/11/2015

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) “The yearlong IMA program in Mathematics and Optics will bring together applied mathematicians, physical scientists and engineers to confront challenging problems arising in optics. It is anticipated that they will report on latest developments, interact and chart a future research agenda. Workshops will…

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Best Food Reading for 10/28/2015

The Fight for Authentic Barbecue – The New Yorker “Rocky Mount is within the eastern North Carolina sphere of influence, where barbecue means the whole hog, chopped, with a vinegar-based sauce that is flavored with pepper. To the west of the DMZ lies territory controlled by the forces of what…

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