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Tip #138: Read Harold McGee on 'Perception vs. Reality'

We’re huge fans of Harold McGee. His writing on the intersection of food and science was one of our biggest inspirations in the style and content of The Pizza Book. McGee’s epic tome On Food and Cooking is a must-have for your kitchen library. Read about the origins of grain and bread, for example, and you’ll never look at food the same way again. In terms of psychedelic investigations of food and perception, however, McGee’s Perception vs. Reality article from Lucky Peach is pretty much tops. McGee breaks down how the chemicals in food result in impulses in your brain is absolutely fascinating. From the history of food to how it works in your brain, McGee covers it all. Read this piece and then devour the rest of his work!

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Tip #178: Read a NYTimes profile of Alton Brown

[This latest profile of Alton Brown in the NYT](http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/28/dining/alton-brown-cookbook-everydaycook.html) gives us a little peak at one of our favorite food 'celebrities'. We've been a fan... » Read More |

Tip #177: Read about the link between deep neural nets and ... the universe

Artificial intelligence and deep neural nets are taking over the technology landscape, or so it seems if all you do is read Twitter. Which is... » Read More |

Tip #176: Listen to Samiyam and Earl Sweatshirt - Mirror

We a) love almost anything that Stones Throw puts out and b) are consistently impressed by how much better [Earl Sweatshirt](http://earlsweatshirt.com/) gets with each track,... » Read More |

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