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Food Pairing

July 4, 2008

I was doing some research on the chemical composition of chocolate for a job last week and came across the fascinating and quite elegant foodpairing.be. The premise of the project is that foods pair well together when they exhibit common flavor components. The author took 250 different food products, analyzed their chemical flavor components and created diagrams that link foods with common components. The diagrams can then be used to experiment with unexpected flavor combinations. Below is the chart for salmon. I’m thinking a coffee and anise encrusted fillet…

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Boomtown Beijing

July 3, 2008

A new documentary about the hopes and fears of Beijingers just before the Olympics. Looks like some great insight into how the average Chinese citizen feels about the upcoming festivities.

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The Girl Effect

July 2, 2008

It’s good to see that a big corporation is promoting “girl power.”

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