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Do any physicists switch to cooking?

  1. Dec 20, 2005 #1

    Pengwuino

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    Man am i tempted to start cooking now! but no no, ill stay a physics major... The one thing i really hate about cooking for some reason is that it takes so much more time to make food then it takes to actually sit down and eat it. Like ive told 3 people, "30 minutes to make, 3 minutes to eat, utter inefficiency" even though theres nothing 'inefficient' about it!

    I want to make some chimichangas but i dont think we have any of hte ingredients. I'd make the greatest food though, id bust out my scales and timers and do everything to the gram and to the second and to the ml.
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2005 #2
    Well, ZapperZ sort of became a baker on the side at graduate school I believe. He discovered he liked to make bread as a good stress-reliever. Does that count?
     
  4. Dec 20, 2005 #3

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    I bake for the same reason. There's no reason not to learn to cook along with whatever else you do. Of course, if you're going to wolf down your meals in 3 minutes without even tasting the food, there's not much point in learning to cook well. :biggrin: The idea of good food is you take your time enjoying it and savoring all the flavors. :approve:
     
  5. Dec 20, 2005 #4

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    This is a great website for engineers that cook. :wink: "Have an analytical mind? Like to cook? This is the site to read!"

    http://www.cookingforengineers.com/

    Maybe there is a "cooking for physicists" site?
     
  6. Dec 20, 2005 #5

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    hahaha theres 'bacon cooking tests'

    hilarious
     
  7. Dec 20, 2005 #6
    Could someone explain the term "cook" to me?
     
  8. Dec 20, 2005 #7

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    The verb or noun?
     
  9. Dec 20, 2005 #8

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    It's what women do in their spare time. It involves various rituals and prayers where small children are normally sacrificed. Sometimes it is done on a mountain to appease the Food Network Gods.
     
  10. Dec 20, 2005 #9

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    No way! We don't sacrifice small children, only penguins. :devil: Tastes like chicken.
     
  11. Dec 20, 2005 #10

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  12. Dec 20, 2005 #11

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    Hmm...I wonder if it will work for Enigma too. :rolleyes: Nah, he's a lost cause in the kitchen. :rofl:
     
  13. Dec 20, 2005 #12

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    Wheres all the charts and pictures?!??! TELL ME!!!!
     
  14. Dec 20, 2005 #13

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    He actually references "cooking for physicists"!!!!

    Equipment & Gear: Common Materials of Cookware

    Over the last year, I've received several requests to write an article on cookware. This is a huge subject, and I've been struggling to figure out a way to present the information accurately and concisely. I decided to divide the information up into separate articles and focus this one on some common materials used in the construction of cookware. I also had to decide how much science and math to include. After some thought on the subject, since this site is called "Cooking For Engineers" and not "Cooking for Physicists", I've decided to include enough information that my readers will grasp the concepts without actually doing any derivations (perhaps this could be a future article).

    Cool page http://www.cookingforengineers.com/article_2004.php?id=120
     
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  15. Dec 20, 2005 #14

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    GO PHYSICS!
     
  16. Dec 20, 2005 #15

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  18. Dec 20, 2005 #17

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    typical engineers :rolleyes:
     
  19. Dec 20, 2005 #18

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  20. Dec 20, 2005 #19

    Pengwuino

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    So what do you suggest all mighty Evo, 4 or 8 cups!
     
  21. Dec 20, 2005 #20

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    4 cups milk, 4 cups bourbon

    except the bourbon doesn't go into the eggnog, if you know what I mean :tongue2:
     
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