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Flavor Networks Reveal Universal Principle Behind Successful Recipes - MIT Technology Review. Given the number of ingredients that humans eat, the total number of ways to combine them is on the order of 10 to the 15th power.

Flavor Networks Reveal Universal Principle Behind Successful Recipes - MIT Technology Review

And yet the actual number of recipes we eat is around one million—a small fraction of the total. That strongly suggests an organizing principle that, in recipe terms, sorts the wheat from the chaff. So an ongoing challenge for food scientists is to discover laws that govern flavor combinations and use them to create new recipes yet to be experienced by human taste buds. Today, Tiago Simas at Telefonica Research in Barcelona, Spain, and a few pals say they have discovered an important principle of flavor combination by studying foods of different cultures. This new insight could help create novel recipes. The background to this group’s discovery is the hypothesis of food pairing developed by the chefs Francois Benzi and Heston Blumenthal. That’s why at certain high-end restaurants, you’ll sometimes find blue cheese and chocolate in the same dishes. The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch. I’ll admit it—my workday lunches can get pretty boring.

The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch

I always think I’m going to finally make use of all those delicious recipes I’ve been pinning away, but then nighttime rolls around and I’m too busy watching really important things like The Bachelorette and Vampire Diaries. And then morning comes, and I’m running around like a headless chicken and I’m lucky if I remember my keys and bus pass on the way out the door, let alone find time to throw a tasty lunch together. But with a teensy amount of planning, delicious lunches can be just a few easy steps away. All it takes is a trip to the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon, a couple pantry staples, some mason jars, and an hour of your time.

Why mason jars, you might ask? There really are only two rules to the mason jar salad: Start with the dressing or sauce, and end with the lettuce and herbs. An Ingenious Cookbook Uses Infographics Instead Of Words. How do you make lasagna?

An Ingenious Cookbook Uses Infographics Instead Of Words

Even though it’s not that complex of a dish, to spell out the methodology--the specific ingredients and the many small, easy steps of prep work--it would take me half a page of type or more. But for designer/illustrator Katie Shelly, writer of Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat., the recipe for lasagna looks a lot different. It’s a simple sketch that deconstructs lasagna into its discrete components. Of course, illustration isn’t a new idea in cookbooks--drawings that show finder details of technique like dicing onions are mainstays in classic food tomes. “She started by saying ‘well first you get out three bowls …’ and so it was natural to just draw the three bowls in that moment, and then I stuck with drawing the rest of the recipe on this little scrap of paper,” Shelly tells Co.Design. From there, she pushed the idea further, drawing on a background in UX testing to create recipes and spot where her testers (friends) may may potentially go wrong. My Fridge Food - recipes you already have in your fridge.

Cooking. Easter Power Moves: 10 Ways to Cook with Cadbury Creme Eggs Another Easter means another chance to make Food52's homemade Cadbury Creme Egg recipe.


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24 Must-See Diagrams That Will Make Eating Healthy Super Easy

For fruit-ophiles. Photos by Grace Hitchcock for PopSugar / Via Some diets require precision. Yes, even fruit portions. 2. Women’s Health / Via For more information on what makes these meals so easy: What Nutritionists Eat When They Only Have 5 Minutes to Prep a Meal, via Women’s Health. 3. Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed / Via This food guide will help you maneuver the Paleo way of life.