Category Archives: food

seafood risotto

The blog seems like a bet­ter, more per­ma­nent repos­i­to­ry for recipes that mat­ter than the scraps of paper float­ing around our kitchen.  The fol­low­ing is from a note I print­ed out almost 10 years ago, attempt­ing to recon­struct an impro­vised … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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a reduction of pants

This is a sort of minor rant-begets-anoth­­er-rant.  I found myself writ­ing “pant” in the pre­vi­ous post, and this remind­ed me of an irri­tat­ing ‑ism which I think must be made in Amer­i­ca.  I want to call it sin­gu­lar­ism, but this … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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the chocolate cake

Our neigh­bor Lisa made this for us once, after a deli­cious din­ner full of live­ly con­ver­sa­tion.  It’s noth­ing much to look at.  How­ev­er, as we dis­tract­ed­ly put the forks in our mouths, the con­ver­sa­tion stopped.  Here’s what Lisa wrote back … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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the red sauce

While we’re on the sub­ject of food, I might as well share some­thing very use­ful: the best red sauce for pas­ta.  This dis­cov­ery comes orig­i­nal­ly via a Marcela Haz­an cook­book. the sauce use a wide, shal­low pan drop in a large can (28oz) of the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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For the five Augusts in 2008–2012, Adri­enne is direct­ing a course at the Woods Hole Marine Bio­log­i­cal Lab (MBL) called Meth­ods in Com­pu­ta­tion­al Neu­ro­science.  We met at this course when Bill Bialek was direct­ing it, in 1998.  So the lit­tle … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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