Week Five: Midsummer

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Monday, July 5, 2021


Jesse Zeldes

Crazy to think that this summer is already halfway over. This past week has been a whirlwind, and I have worked on a number of projects from video editing to writing a new blog post about boba, to gathering sources for an educational article that we are starting. The weather around here has been absolutely insane, so I decided to take advantage of the job flexibility and take an extra day of work on Saturday so that I could spend the 100 degree Tuesday tubing down the river with some friends. Though working remotely has its challenges, it also definitely has some benefits.

Even though I've been cooking lots for work, it hasn't stopped me from wanting to spend most of my free time cooking as well. This weekend, for my sister's birthday, I decided to take on the project of making ramen from scratch. This meant making 2 kinds of broths, as well as tares (liquid flavorings added to the bottom of the bowl), aroma oils, noodles, and a couple of different toppings. All in all, the project was a success, though my soft-boiled eggs were so soft that they were rather hard to get out of their shells. I have gotten into such a habit of looking out for interesting rheology, that a couple of times I've found myself stopping in the middle of dinner to get a closer look at a fluid flow or try to measure the stretchiness of a cheese sauce.

Until next week,

Jesse Zeldes