Best Food Reading for 11/02/2015

Vermont Cheddar Mashed Potatoes Recipe – NYT Cooking “To some, Cheddar is synonymous with Vermont, even if it is produced in several other states, too. For most, mashed potatoes are an absolute essential for a proper Thanksgiving table. Combining them seems natural, whether customary or not. Using two-year-old aged Vermont…

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Best Food Reading for 10/09/2015

Louisiana Legend Paul Prudhomme Dead at 75 – Eater “Iconic Cajun and Creole chef Paul Prudhomme has died at the age of 75. Per WWL in New Orleans, a rep from Prudhomme’s restaurant, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, says Prudhomme’s death comes in the wake of “a brief illness.”” tags:f louisiana prudhomme…

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What I’m Reading on 10/28/2013

Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word ‘Robot’ “Robot is drawn from an old Church Slavonic word, robota, for “servitude,” “forced labor” or “drudgery.” The word, which also has cognates in German, Russian, Polish and Czech, was a product of the central European system of serfdom by which a tenant’s…

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Sauerkraut pie

A traditional food in my family at Easter time is “sauerkraut pie,” coming down from my Slavic ancestors on my father’s side. This is is really not a pie at all, in the sense of an apple or cherry pie, but a sauerkraut and onion filling inside a thin bread…

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Daily links for 04/21/2010

Microsoft agrees to fix error in Polish browser ballot screen – Computerworld “Microsoft will fix an error on the Polish-language browser ballot screen that inadvertently always lists Internet Explorer first, a company official said Tuesday.” tags: microsoft, eu Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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Math software in the age of the iPad and other tablets

Will the next generation of tablets lead to new and better user interfaces for mathematical software? Will this encourage the use of tablets in education? Back in the 80s and 90s I was a member of the Mathematical Sciences Department in IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, NY. Under the leadership…

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