Archive for December, 2009

Do: make ribs. I made Alton Brown’s recipe for three racks in the past few days. He goes on for a while in the episode Pork Fiction aka A Rib for all Seasons about how the “lip-smackin’ gelatin” is the key to the ribs. I kept some of the extra cooking liquids after making a […]


I defended my PhD thesis one week ago! (Successfully!) Although I am not finished until I complete my thesis revisions, being past the most stressful 2 hours is excellent and I enjoyed getting to see some talks from visitors on the same day. Other epic wins: I got to visit Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University 2 […]