"My favourite thing about Sean Murray's appearance on The Late Show is that Stephen Colbert has clearly done his research. I know it's a presenter's job to know enough about their guest's work to have a proper conversation, but I've seen and heard and read so many people try to talk about games without much knowledge to back it up that I get a little apprehensive when I hear about video games being discussed in a non-gaming context."
"Introduced in 2011, Watson excels at analyzing vast quantities of information to uncover relationships that humans might miss. It has assisted oncologists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, contributed to a recipe book, and bested champions of television's "Jeopardy" game show."
"The Library of Trinity College Dublin would like to announce that the Book of Kells in its entirety is now viewable in the Library’s new Digital Collections online repository, provided by the Library’s Digital Resources and Imaging Services."
"If enterprises are going to revolve around their algorithms, IBM CEO Ginny Rometty wants to make sure Watson is in the mix. IBM launches cognitive business consulting unit."
"IBM Cognitive Business Solutions extends the exclusive cognitive leadership of IBM Watson and the company's established market leadership in business analytics. The new practice draws on the expertise of more than 2,000 consulting professionals spanning machine learning, advanced analytics, data science and development, supported by industry and change management specialists to accelerate client journeys to cognitive business. "
"Serve the dish with a baguette or two, and squeeze the buds of garlic out on the bread. Spread the mash like butter and use the bread to mop up the luscious sauce."
"I think a lot about art. As a philosopher working on perception and consciousness, and as a teacher and writer, maybe more than most. It’s part of my work, but it is a pleasure, too. The task of getting a better sense of what art is — how it works, why it matters to us and what it can tell us about ourselves — is one of the greatest that we face, and it is also endlessly rewarding. But at times it also seems just endless, because art itself can be so hard to grasp. And so is the question of how to approach it. Is there a way of thinking about art that will get us closer to an understanding of its essential nature, and our own?"
"These stuffed shells are comfort in a pot. The jumbo shells are stuffed with ricotta that’s been gussied up with basil and sage and a bit of cheesy mozzarella. The sauce is my favorite pumpkin alfredo. It’s flavorful and has every bit of fall in it. I love adding a bit of yogurt ore creme fraiche because it gives this dish a wonderful tang which I think is necessary amidst all of the richness. It cuts it a bit and it’s just amazing. If you don’t feel like fussing with the stuffing of the shells, skip it and just make the sauce. It tossed with a bit of pasta is still really good."
"We stole your nonna’s ziti and took it on a self-discovery tour of Middle-Eastern flavors. Sorry—it doesn’t want to come home."
"Harissa is a North African hot chili pepper paste, the main ingredients of which are roasted red peppers, serrano peppers and other hot chili peppers and spices and herbs such as garlic paste, coriander seed, or caraway as well as some vegetable or olive oil for preservation."
"As with iOS, the Photos app in OS X El Capitan now supports third-party extensions: That means other apps can plug directly into the Photos interface to give you quicker access to more effects and tools. Here’s how to get started with the new feature."
"Jacques Pepin is a Maître d'Oeufs—that's Master of Eggs for you non-French speakers—the kind of chef who judges a cook's skill by how they make an omelette. But one of his favorite egg preparations takes only a fraction of an omelette's work; it's so simple you barely need a recipe."
"Henning Mankell, the Swedish novelist and playwright best known for police procedurals that were translated into a score of languages and sold by the millions throughout the world, died on Monday in Goteborg, Sweden. He was 67."
"Roasting the butternut squash makes for a tender and creamy sauce."
"Toasted hazelnuts add a little crunch to this rich and satisfying pasta dish."
"Although chicken tikka masala is more British than Indian, you'd be hard-pressed to find an Indian restaurant that doesn't have this creamy, bright-orange dish featured prominently on its menu. But if you do, you're welcome to come to my house, where chicken tikka masala is on our regular monthly meal rotation. It's surprisingly easy to pull together, and I promise it's just as good as anything ordered off the take-out menu."
"I didn't think chicken tikka masala could really get much better, but then I remembered my fall-time best friend: the slow cooker. This is a curry dish that benefits from a nice, long simmer anyway, so why not let that happen while I'm off doing other things? That's what I call smart cooking. "
"15 years ago, I'd have characterized Sichuan cuisine as little more than fiery bordering on incendiary, pointing out one of my favorite dishes the Chongqing chicken—hacked up bits up of bird showered in an angry blizzard of fried dry chilies and Sichuan peppercorns—at the now-shuttered location of Grand Sichuan in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. Another characteristic I might have noted would have been the intense tingling sensation brought on by the copious use of Sichuan peppercorn. "