David Chang: The unified theory of deliciousness

MY FIRST BREAKTHROUGH on this idea was with salt. Itís the most basic ingredient, but it can also be hellishly complex. A chef can go crazy figuring out how much salt to add to a dish. But I believe there is an objectively correct amount of salt, and it is rooted in a counterintuitive idea. Normally we think of a balanced dish as being neither too salty nor undersalted. I think thatís wrong. When a dish is perfectly seasoned, it will taste simultaneously like it has too much salt and too little salt. It is fully committed to being both at the same time.

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https://youtu.be/NK1TCMQgE9A Leyenda senior Luis Chacon 'Aspirina' dancing rumba with his sobrina Ismaray (afro cuban dancer legend and his grandaughter)

these are the riches of the poor

hit one perfect ball out of 65.

wally returns

Came to my track today and it's been taken over by the davis cup. Looks like quarter finals us v croatia going to try to get a peek as i walk my trail.

You and Your F*cking Coffee - decidedly not bingeworthy, but they are so short and keep cuing up....

on owning it

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Where to eat in Portland. What say the locals?

mr robot season 2 premieres tonight at 9 on usa.... usa.... usa......

4th of July NYC fireworks drone footage:

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My first job in NYC was at NY Central Art Supply, closing this summer.

understanding Krauss

3,000 vintage cook books

high marks for the hbo murder procedural mini-series that begins tonight -- the night of.

super sunday. almost forgot about the soccer game this afternoon with the mens finals at wimbledon this morning. portugal is all yours, skinny.

con ed is running some tests so my power has been off and on for the last few hours. just turned tv on with federer fighting off two match points to stay in the match. in tiebreaker in the 4th.

An income tax mess(i).

Grand cru and real

bayern wants you, skinny! first sanches, now this. 

sieg hot dog!

wow. i know no one has been following the crazy nba off-season. july 1 at midnight all the free agents can begin meeting with potential suitors which starts a frenzy of deals. and oft times the focus is on the big fish available which will effect how other players are courted. this year was uniquely crazy because a new tv deal had been signed and the salary cap instantly went up 35%. so some middling players were suddenly being signed for $15 million a year and social media was not unduly shocked by the numbers. i think the cap is supposed rise significantly again next year before leveling off and this was also impacting decisions made by some of the top eschalon players. do you sign a big deal this year or go short term and sign an even bigger deal next year? also, in an effort to keep players from leaving their teams to maintain balance and so players dont bolt small markets for bright lights, big city, the incumbent team can always offer a little more money and a year longer contract. 

so all of these concerns were weighing on this years top free agent, kevin durant, along with questions of loyalty to a team and legacy and all the bullshit sports writers talk about to make themselves seem important. (i actually got a direct message from a ny sportswriter this morning, which never happens, because i mocked him for thinking that spending eight hours in a hotel lobby stalking ny knicks gm phil jackson in order to get a quote about how the knicks free agency was progressing was somehow a bold and vital use of ones time.) and he is not your average free agent but a former mvp in his prime who will probably end up a top 20 all time player. his like rarely are available is my point.

the conventional wisdom was that durant would return to oklahoma city for one more year at least to try and avenge their loss to golden state. as im sure you recall they were up 3 to 1 in the western conference final before faltering much like golden state did in their finals loss to cleveland.

but............. he went the "if you cant beat'em, join'em" route and signed with the golden state warriors moments ago. they are now beyond formidable (they won a record 73 games this past season) and anything short of a championship barring catostrophic injury will be a failure. i just read that he signed a 1 and 1 deal which means he could leave after a year but also that he can resign after a year with the bigger salary bump. 

fear not, intrepid readers. i will not leave this room until all the pertinent questions are asked and all evasive politic answers are given!