• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Really Fresh Baking

    May 10th, 2020
    food
    Many baked goods are much better when they still have their cooking warmth. Some foods, like pizza, are nearly always served this way, but others are only done this way occasionally. Several companies have used this to offer a much tastier product than you'd normally get:

    • Midwest Airlines chocolate chip cookies, which they would bake fresh on-board. Good for a cookie, let alone an airline cookie.

    • Bertucci's rolls, a somewhat typical roll that is famously delicious because it's served just out of the oven.

    • Krispy Kreme doughnuts, with a "hot now" light so people know when they can get them right out of the fryer.

    Some of this is that in cases where it's not that hard to serve it fresh it's unexceptional to serve it that way. You wouldn't normally eat waffles, pancakes, crepes, popovers, or pasta except completely fresh. Thinking about why we do these this way, I think it's that they're operationally simple: short cooking times and small minimum batch sizes. Bertucci's and Midwest handle this by serving the same product to everyone, which really only works if you make it a central aspect of your identity.

    If we could sort out the operational aspects of timing and preparation, it seems like we could be generally eating a lot tastier food. Burgers on fresh-baked buns, etc. Improvements here could be well-received!

    Comment via: facebook, lesswrong

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Parenting expectations and experiences

    12 people on what it was like for them The post Parenting expectations and experiences appeared first on Otherwise.

    via Otherwise June 17, 2022

    10x (engineer, context) pairs

    Your actual output depends on a lot more than just how quickly you finish a given programming task. Everything besides the literal coding depends deeply on the way you interact with the organization around you.

    via benkuhn.net June 9, 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    I love England. Especially because of the big castle called Buckingham Palace. I got to see the outside there, but my mom showed me some pictures of the inside. I love it there. But the outside doesn't look very fancy to me. But I never knew why those …

    via Anna Wise's Blog Posts April 25, 2022

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact