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Jeremy Cherfas

Rite of Spring

Rite of Spring

Rite of Spring. First roast asparagus and first strawberries of the season.

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Let joy be unconfined: farm share of food dollar up from 14.2 cents in 2018 to 14.3 cents in 2019. Farmers get an even lower share of eating out dollars, and eating out dollars plunged during the pandemic.

https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/chart-gallery/gallery/chart-detail/?chartId=100802

Jeremy Cherfas

When programmers take to baking: Amylase is a POKE instruction for the yeast computer.

A minor chuckle in a very good reflection on pandemic baking. https://interconnected.org/home/2021/03/30/baking

Jeremy Cherfas

Replied to a post on ruk.ca :

I've always wanted to try a sensory deprivation tank, though deprivation seems like entirely the wrong word. Floating in the Dead Sea is all well and good, but those salts sting. I would expect a proper tank to be much nicer.

Jeremy Cherfas

"Decellularized spinach serves as an edible platform for laboratory-grown meat"

A less mouth-watering headline, you're unlikely to read.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/bc-dss033021.php

Jeremy Cherfas

I agree that people should learn to protect themselves against pseudoscience, especially medical quackery. But before you ask "How is this supposed to work?" it might be even more worthwhile to ask "Does this even work?"

Without evidence of an effect, a mechanism is worthless.

Jeremy Cherfas

Must We Cook?

Must We Cook?

Must We Cook? </p><p>Very excited to be joining Rachel Laudan, Ken Albala, Chad Ludington and Margot Finn tomorrow for what promises to be a great discussion.</p><p>Wednesday 31 March at 1:00pm EST, 7:00pm CEST </p><p>Join us on Zoom. Details in bio

Jeremy Cherfas

Turtles all the way down.

Turtles all the way down.

Turtles all the way down.