Best Food Reading for 07/06/2017

East Vs. West Carolina Pulled Pork | SAVEUR “Once I became a convert, I realized that it’s not enough to simply love North Carolina barbecue (or basketball, for that matter); you have to play favorites and defend yours at all costs. And these favorites will land you on one side…

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Best Food Reading for 05/28/2017

10 Flavor-Packed Leaves From Around the World to Bring Into Your Kitchen | SAVEUR “Lettuces are lovely and herbs are essential, but they’re hardly the only foliage deployed in cooking. For centuries, European cheesemakers have aged their wares in deciduous tree leaves, and the oak’s naturally tannic greenery has acted…

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Best Food Reading for 12/02/2015

IBM Watson Outputs Recommended Original Turkey Recipe for Holidays – Fortune “When asked if Watson had a preferred roast turkey recipe, an IBM spokeswoman said such a simple dish is “a little less typical of the types of recipes Chef Watson will generate.”” tags: f ibm watson turkey Bread Crumb…

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Best Food Reading for 10/08/2015

Salmon, Red Quinoa, and Arugula Salad Recipe | Epicurious.com “Spicy harissa, a hot pepper sauce, plays off sweet raisins perfectly.” tags:f salmon quinoa salad 10 Vital Grill Tips from the World’s Biggest Barbecue Competition | FWx “Last weekend, 618 teams—both professional and amateur—and over 50,000 fans descended upon Arrowhead Stadium…

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Best Food Reading for 09/08/2015

Foolproof 2-Minute Hollandaise | Serious Eats “Unraveling the mysteries of home cooking through science.” tags: f Hollandaise Super Eggs Benedict | Egg Recipes | Jamie Oliver “I do love eggs Benedict. Hot fluffy muffins are important, but really good wafer-thin smoked ham is essential. For fun, I’ve given you a…

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What I’m Reading on 12/28/2013

Homemade Sriracha “The keys to this much-improved homemade Sriracha were a longer fermentation and the addition of smoked sea salt and xanthan gum. The change that made the biggest difference, however, was mixing in some green jalapeños and serranos. The milder green peppers mellowed out the up-front heat present in…

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What I’m Reading on 11/22/2013

ICERM MathBytes@ICERM “Computational physics now underlies some of the most amazing and routine visual effects work. It utilizes numerical models to simulate reality and more on the computer. Natural-looking water, smoke, fire, and clothing effects in film are often handled best by understanding and solving the physics of how they…

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2011 Road Trip: Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN

This last week was my son Will’s Spring Break from school, so he and I took a 1750+ mile (2800+ km) road trip from our home in upstate New York, USA, down south to Tennessee. Over several blog entries I’ll highlight where we went and what we did. This is…

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Predictive analytics, the basic idea

If you’ve ever bought an insurance policy, you have seen the output of predictive analytics. If you’ve ever wondered how a restaurant knows how many “specials” to prep for, you’ve thought about predictive analytics, though in practice it was probably informal. Analytics means munching on a whole lot of data,…

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