Archive for January, 2012

January 23, 2012

Zucchini flowers filled with with Montagnard cheese and capers, accompanied by gazpacho sauce.

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January 22, 2012

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January 16, 2012

Handmade ravioli with the following fillings: potato, mint and roman pecorino; ricotta and speck; potato and pecan.

Palafitte

January 13, 2012

« La scienza non posa su un solido strato di roccia. L’ardita struttura delle sue teorie si eleva, per così dire, sopra una palude. E’ come un edificio costruito su palafitte. Le palafitte vengono conficcate dall’alto, giù nella palude: ma non in una base naturale o “data”; e il fatto che desistiamo dai nostri tentativi di conficcare più a fondo le palafitte non significa che abbiamo trovato un terreno solido. »
~ “Logica della ricerca scientifica”, K.R. Popper.

January 4, 2012

« Besides being a tight place, a cell is also a crowdy environment whose participants are for the most part invisible at the sequence level. Often they are not even known or are only partially understood. »
~ “On motifs in biological sequences”, M-F Sagot.

January 4, 2012

« What is to be sought in designs for the display of information is the clear portrayal of complexity. Not the complication of the simple; rather the task of the designer is to give visual access to the subtle and the difficult — that is, the revelation of the complex. »
~ “The visual display of quantitative information”, E.R. Tufte.