“Consider the Fork” Chronicles Evolution of Eating (audio)

“Consider the Fork” Chronicles Evolution of Eating
Dec. 28, 2012
9:00 there is always this interplay in cooking: precise chemical undertaking + instinct
we are always juggling variables.
There is never quite the same kitchen we walk into twice
10:50 a pressure cook … the kitchen of the future
variables of heat, time, quantity
there are other variables: pressure

Get the most bang from your bubbly

Get the most bang from your bubbly
Dec. 28, 2012
you just don’t get much smell when you put a bottle to your mouth. Much better is to drink beer from a glass.

many bars serve frosted glasses. They think that’s quite fancy and wonderful. But actually, I think that’s a bad idea. It turns out that if you cool liquids that contain gases, they really – the liquids dissolve the gases better and they – it is the gas coming off the liquid, which is part of the aroma, which makes, again, beer be so enjoyable to many of us.

just like you can have second-hand smoke, Ira, you can have second-hand lipstick.

Don’t Fear That Expired Food

Don’t Fear That Expired Food
Dec. 26, 2012

Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk
Reviewed: 10/15/2010

Is it possible to fry an egg on the sidewalk if it’s hot enough?
Aug. 2012
An egg needs a temperature of 158°F to become firm. In order to cook, proteins in the egg must denature (modify), then coagulate

Pan-fried meat increases risk of prostate cancer
Aug. 16, 2012

Pan-frying meat with gas may be worse than electricity for raising cancer risk
Feb 18, 201o
Cooking fumes produced during high temperature frying have recently been classified as “probably carcinogenic” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).




Some artificial ingredients used by bakery-cafes
May 06, 2015



Kevin Dutton

Kevin Dutton
The Wisdom of Psychopaths – Lessons in Life from Saints, Spies and Serial Killers was published (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) in October 2012

Would Judge Give Psychopath With Genetic Defect Lighter Sentence?
by Alix Spiegel
August 17, 2012

Creator of Psycopathy Test Worries About Its Use
May 27, 2011
Mr. HARE: Empathy is highly genetic in origin, modified and shaped by the environment, of course.
But if you’ve got an adult who has virtually no empathy in the normal sense of the term, you’re not going to send him to school to learn empathy, Empathy 101. It’s just not going to work.

Can a Test Really Tell Who’s a Psycopath?
by Alix Spiegel
May 26, 2011

SPECIAL SERIES: Inside the Criminal Brain
June 2010
MAOA (monoamino oxidase A)

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How to Use Game Theory for Negotiations and Strategic Decisions

How to Use Game Theory for Negotiations and Strategic Decisions
Jul 25, 2011
Learn how game theory can provide useful insights into the competitive and cooperative kinds of strategic decisions regularly made by businesses today.