Best Food Reading for 11/26/2015

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Best Food Reading for 11/25/2015

  • “Pie crust has intimidation written all over it. So let’s bring it down to where it belongs — you only need a few key pieces of information. For me, it comes down to three tricks plus one master formula. Trust me, you can do this. Just take it step by step — and then show off like crazy.”

    tags: f pie

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General Reading for 11/24/2015

  • “So Einstein went back to the blackboard. And on Nov. 25, 1915, he set down the equation that rules the universe. As compact and mysterious as a Viking rune, it describes space-time as a kind of sagging mattress where matter and energy, like a heavy sleeper, distort the geometry of the cosmos to produce the effect we call gravity, obliging light beams as well as marbles and falling apples to follow curved paths through space.”

    tags: bs einstein relativity

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General Reading for 11/21/2015

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Best Food Reading for 11/21/2015

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General Reading for 11/20/2015

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General Reading for 11/16/2015

  • “Reality is mutable, vulnerable to interpretation and interference. It’s an idea that permeates through Philip K. Dick’s writing, one of the most influential forces in pop culture. Even if you don’t recognise his work by name, chances are you’ve experienced its impact. Minority Report, Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall—these are all films that owe life to the acclaimed science fiction author. Similarly, an armament of video games draw substance from the man’s fiction, whether it’s Deus Ex or the upcoming Californium.”

    tags: bs game

  • “More than two years ago, Valve announced that Linux-powered Steam Machines would be the future of gaming. After far too many delays, two gaming consoles are finally shipping with a third one coming soon.”

    tags: bs linux gaming steam

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Best Food Reading for 11/16/2015

  • “Any kind of firm, sweet pumpkin or squash can be used for this recipe. If you want a shortcut, you can buy pre-cubed butternut squash. Just make sure the surface of the squash looks fresh and moist.”

    tags: f pumpkin gruyère

  • “Before a tailor can sew a suit, someone needs to pick the fabric. Before a surgeon amputates a limb, it’s a good idea to confirm which limb needs amputating. And before you set to work making a cornbread dressing for Thanksgiving dinner, I strongly suggest you figure out what kind of cornbread you’re planning on using.”

    tags: f stuffing cornbread thanksgiving

  • “Sometimes, a dish comes along that uses all the delicious ingredients we say we’re going to use less of. Things like cream, butter, white wine, and cheese. You know, the ones our cooking idols always encourage using in heaping tablespoons? (After all, when Julia Child calls for more butter, you add more butter.) And if you could combine all of these delicious things in a recipe that doesn’t require hours and hours of braising in a Dutch oven, that would be pretty great, right?”

    tags: f mushroom pasta dinner

  • “We’ve cooked turkeys every which way: in a brown grocery bag (turns out to be highly unsanitary); draped with butter-drenched cheesecloth; deep-fried; even deboned and shaped into a melon (oh, la la!). We’ve wrestled with a hot twenty-five pounder, breast side down, then breast side up, and on and on. But we think we’ve found the answer to achieving the perfect Thanksgiving turkey—the easy dry salt brine.”

    tags: f roast turkey brine salt

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