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Cooking with code: a vegetarian recipe miscellany

Updated on May 13, 2013

Abstract

Lenses may, during the publishing process, become difficult to locate. We seek to rectify this problem by linking our recipe lenses here.

By 'we', we mean 'I', and by 'our', we mean 'my'; one may likewise substitute singular pronouns for pronouns indicating plural parties throughout this lens, as well as replacing terms such as 'our team' with 'I', and 'our team's' with 'my', unless we have specified otherwise; by 'one', we of course mean 'you', unless we are describing quantities of objects for lenses as part of our team's project. The instance of 'this', as in 'this problem', may, of course, be replaced with 'my'; this problem of lenses becoming difficult to locate is, after all, our problem; one should once again understand that by 'our problem' we mean 'my problem'. One's mileage may vary.

Introduction

Lenses may, during the publishing process, become difficult to locate. According to Zhang and Dimitroff (2005), visibility of web pages in search engines is affected by keyword usage in page content. We seek to rectify this problem by linking our recipe lenses here.

Malaga (2010) defines methods utilized to circumvent, or conversely to operate within, search engine guidelines as "black hat" and "white hat" SEO optimizers. Techniques for recognition of spam link websites are described by Kimura, Saito, Kazama, and Sato (2005); link farms and keyword stuffing are likewise discussed by Weideman (2004). We propose to utilize methods within acceptable guidelines for linkages without the utilization of unscrupulous methods as described by Malaga (2010) or link spamming (Kimura et al., 2005).

Recipe, as defined by Merriam-Webster, Inc. (2011), refers to "a set of instructions for making something from various ingredients"; it it this meaning we will use throughout this lens, except where other meaning may be gleaned contextually.

Source code, as defined by Google (2011), refers to "a text listing of commands to be compiled or assembled into an executable computer program"; according to the definitions provided by Dictionary.com (2011), code may also be understood to mean "a system used for brevity or secrecy of communication" or a "symbolic arrangement of statements or instructions in a computer program".

Purpose

Cooking with code: art or science?

As stated by Knuth (1974), myriad authors consider their chosen subjects to be "both a science and an art, whatever their subject is"; Johnson (2011) states "grilling is both an art and a science"; Meier (2011) notes that "making cheese is both an art and a science"; one need only utilize one's search engine of choice to find the term "both an art and a science" applied to antique restoration (Hayes, 2011), nursing (Society for Vascular Nursing, 2008), and marketing (Godin, 2009). As such, there is no reason as to why weasel hunting cannot be both an art and a science; likewise, there is nothing to prevent one from expounding upon the art and science of opening jars of tomato sauce.

Lansing (2004) defines "art as a skill, not a product"; the product is "a work of art". Graham (2003) posits that programming code holds similarities to painting; we hold that such similarities may also be applied toward the preparation of food; our test group indicates interests in food preparation, computer programming, and visual arts. Note that further investigation may be necessary due to small sample size.

The preparation and consumption of food in some manner is necessary for all people; while one can subsist upon prefabricated meals, or eat foods prepared solely by others, one's enjoyment of such may be limited. Cooking can be a means to solve the problem of the state of hunger; it may also be seen as a creative venture.

Programming can be much like cooking; one needs to follow certain steps in order to get the results one wants. Likewise, there may be more than one way to program code, to make a vegetable patty, or to paint a picture.

One can certainly view content upon the Internet with no need to learn at all about coding; one can upload content to various web services without any understanding whatsoever regarding the underlying technologies.

It is our view that any exposure to the underpinnings of such technologies may introduce others, however slightly, to a bit of knowledge that might otherwise remain obscured.

We propose to call this set of recipes cooking with code; we use 'code' to refer to topics such as programming, cryptography, and indeterminate subjects of further inquiry; one may prepare either food or programs according to a recipe, but a bit of experimentation may produce results either fruitful or disastrous. Cooking with code is both an art and a science.

Breakfast recipes

Breakfast patties and other morning goodness.

Maple Vegetarian Breakfast Sausage A simple recipe for maple and sage flavored textured vegetable protein and bulgur wheat patties. Grappling hook gun not required.

Dinner Recipes

Double-Fried Breaded Mushroom and Gluten Knot Cutlets A heavy, moist, chewy-on-the-inside, crispy-and-crunchy-on-the-outside veggie cutlet. Simple and easily decrypted substitution for steak?

Convenience foods

Cooking with Dehydrated Gluten When one doesn't have a long time to cook, but does want something that didn't come right out of a box from the freezer, dehydrated gluten can help. Also, a tiny bit of information regarding SQL injection attacks.

Stock the pantry with vegetarian meat substitutes: a recipe for char siu, utilizing three different meat substitutes. Pointless repetition, or building a case for inheritance?

Conclusion

By 'we', we mean 'I', and by 'our', we mean 'my'; one may likewise substitute singular pronouns for pronouns indicating plural parties throughout this lens, as well as replacing terms such as 'our team' with 'I', and 'our team's' with 'my', unless we have specified otherwise; by 'one', we of course mean 'you', unless we are describing quantities of objects for lenses as part of our team's project. The instance of 'this', as in 'this problem', may, of course, be replaced with 'my'; this problem of lenses becoming difficult to locate is, after all, our problem; one should once again understand that by 'our problem' we mean 'my problem'. 'Lens' and 'lenses' in the context of this lens refer to a proprietary term used to describe webpages (Squidoo, LLC, 2011). One's mileage may vary.

References

Dictionary.com, LLC. (2011). Code | Define code at Dictionary.com. Retrieved 1 November 2011 from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/code.

Godin, S. (2009). Is marketing an art or a science? Retrieved 1 November 2011 from http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2009/05/is-marketing-an-art-or-a-science.html.

Google. (2011). Source code definition. Retrieved 1 November 2011 from http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=source+code+definition&btnG=Google+Search.

Graham, P. (2003). Hackers and painters. Retrieved 1 November 2011 from http://www.paulgraham.com/hp.html.

Hayes, C. (2011). Antique restoration is both an art and a science. Retrieved 1 November 2011 from http://palmbeachappraisersassociation.bizbuzzweekly.com/2011/09/14/antique-restoration-is-both-an-art-and-a-science/.

Kimura, M., Saito, K., Kazama, K. & Sato, S. (2005). Detecting search engine spam from a trackback network in blogspace. Knowledge-Based intelligent information and engineering systems

Lecture notes in computer science (Vol. 3684) (p. 905). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Knuth, D.E. (1974). Computer programming as an art. Communications of the ACM, 17(12), 667-673.

Johnson, D. (2011, May 28). A 911 call that can help save a sirloin, and the griller's ego. The New York Times, p. A1.

Lansing, K. (2004). Why we need a definition of art. Retrieved 1 November 2011 from http://www.aristos.org/aris-04/lansing1.htm.

Malaga, R. (2010). Chapter 1 - Search engine optimization-black and white hat approaches. Advances in computers. (Vol. 78). (pp. 1-39).

Merriam-Webster, Inc. (2011). Recipe - Definition and more from the free Merriam-Webster dictionary. Retrieved 9 October 2011 from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recipe.

Meier, J. (2011). Six important steps in cheesemaking. Retrieved 1 November 2011 from http://cheese.about.com/od/howcheeseismade/a/six-steps.htm.

Society for Vascular Nursing. (2008). Position on the role of research in nursing practice. Retrieved 1 November 2011 from http://www.svnnet.org/uploads/File/NurseResearch.pdf.

Squidoo, LLC. (2011). Getting started with squidoo (The official overview, FAQ and TOS). Retrieved 9 October 2011 from http://www.squidoo.com/squidoo.

Weideman, M. (2004). Ethical issues on content distribution to digital consumers via paid placement as opposed to website visibility in search engine results. Retrieved 9 October 2011 from http://dk.cput.ac.za/inf_papers/77/.

Zhang, J. & Dimitroff, A. (2005). The impact of webpage content characteristics on webpage visibility in search engine results (part I). Information Processing & Management. (Vol. 41). (pp. 665-690).

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