Best Food Reading for 07/26/2017

  • “I don’t think meal kits are consumer driven. I think they’re venture capitalist driven. There’s not a demand for meal kits; meal kits are creating their own demand.”

    tags: f

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Best Food Reading for 07/25/2017

  • “The worst part was that that sourdough starter was not even my first victim. The spring before (must be Mother Nature kicking in) I had also attempted to nurture a starter—this one began with mashed red grapes and rye flour—and it, too, had developed a healthy colony of mold. There was life, yes, but not the kind I was looking for.”

    tags: f

  • “For a shrimp and grits casserole recipe that could be made in just one skillet, we cooked the grits in a mixture of heavy cream and water, with a couple of eggs to bind them and give the dish a dense texture and rich flavor. Next we looked at cheese options, choosing sharp cheddar over milder Monterey Jack and regular cheddar. After stirring half the cheese and eggs into the fully cooked grits, we nestled in the shrimp, covered them with the remaining cheese, and transferred the skillet to the oven. The shrimp were perfectly cooked and the combination of flavors was in balance.”

    tags: f

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Quantum Computing Topics for 07/25/2017

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General Reading for 07/24/2017

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Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 07/24/2017

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Quantum Computing Topics for 07/22/2017

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Coding topics for 07/21/2017

  • “IEEE Spectrum’s latest ranking of the hottest programming languages puts Python ahead of the rest, but Apple’s two-year-old Swift is now a top 10 contender. The open source Python language climbed two places in IEEE Spectrum’s fourth interactive programming language ranking, to take out the top language in the current ranking, based on the “typical Spectrum reader”.”

    tags: coding

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Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 07/21/2017

  • “Apple has launched a machine learning research blog, a blog with research papers on artificial intelligence (AI) project is something new for Apple, TechCrunch reported on Thursday.So if you are a machine learning researcher, a student, an engineer or a developer, Apple has come to your rescue. Apple has contributed and launched some key open source projects, such as WebKit, the browser engine behind Safari, and Swift.”

    tags: ai

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Blockchain Reading for 07/20/2017

  • “For this reason it’s vital that New Zealand’s agri industry pays close attention to blockchain development and ensures we are well positioned to capture our share of new value this technology could unlock.”

    tags: bc new zealand

  • “Blockchain is now the focus of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) as it becomes the latest major stock platform to experiment with Hyperledger. In a partnership with IBM announced this week, the LSEG will create a Blockchain platform designed for digitally issuing shares of Italian companies.”

    tags: bc

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Best Food Reading for 07/15/2017

  • “This Spanish-inspired marinade has a sweet, spicy, smoky flavor that works well with not only chicken but a wide range of meats and vegetables. The chicken thighs are delicious served with pearl couscous studded with dried apricots and pistachios.”

    tags: f chicken

  • “Most recipes for Louisiana gumbo start with a wet roux, a cooked paste of flour and fat that can take an hour or more to make. We streamlined this process by using a dry roux made by toasting flour in the oven, which produces the same effect as a traditional wet roux but without the oil or the need to stand over the stove and stir. Our gumbo calls for flavorful but easy-to-work-with boneless, skinless chicken thighs and andouille sausage, and we rounded out the dish by seasoning it with garlic, thyme, bay leaves, and spices. We stirred in white vinegar rather than hot sauce at the end for acidity that doesn’t add heat to an already well-seasoned dish.”

    tags: f

  • “Flank steak is too long to fit in most skillets, and it’s quite thin, so it often overcooks before the exterior is well browned. The long muscle fibers tend to contract when seared, causing the steak to buckle and resist browning, and flank steak is thicker at one end, so it has a tendency to cook unevenly. We wanted an indoor cooking method that would produce a juicy, well-browned flank steak that was cooked to medium throughout.”

    tags: f

  • “We wanted a bread-and-butter pickle with a crisp texture and a balance of sweet and sour—perfect for adding to a char-grilled burger. Most recipes combine cucumbers and onions in a spiced, syrupy brine; we cut back on the sugar and added red bell pepper for its fresh flavor and color. Cucumbers can lose their crunch when processed in a boiling water bath; we found that combining several crisping techniques gave us the best results. We tossed our sliced vegetables in salt to draw out excess water.”

    tags: f

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