A friend presses leftover Thanksgiving dressing into patties and fries them in oil to make "bread". Just the ticket for sandwiches .. he reports this is good for mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, turkey and even plain lettuce.
There are three different approaches to improvising a sous-vide bath. These three methods are personified by three fictional characters.
Consider the simple act of fishing, using nothing more than parts scavenged from a junk yard (or from some backyards).
"The Martian" Mark Watney would "science the hell" of fishing, probably building a fish farm out of window screens and clock motors. Feeding the school with his own urine and feces.
McGyver would unwind copper wires from a car distributer, assemble a fishing rod from broomstick and a hook from a paper clip. Then go fishing
And a redneck? Throw in a stick of dynamite and scoop up dinner.
Now, each approach has its own merits, place and time. Not to mention legal implications. I tend towards the McGyver end of the scale, but let's give all three techniques a shot at improvised sous-vide.
Aradhna Krishna, professor of marketing at Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and co-authors Hao Shen and Meng Zhang of the Chinese University of Hong Kong found that an iPad-like touch interface leads people to make more hedonistic food choices over more healthful ones.
A series of five studies suggests that when one sees a self-indulgent food on a touch screen, one has automatic imagery (also called mental simulation) of reaching out and picking it up. The touch screen is consistent with this naturally occurring mental simulation and facilitates it—increasing the choice of the hedonistic food.
In other words, the act of reaching out to touch a picture of your food choice on a touch screen is more consistent with the natural mental simulation that occurs when one picks up that food—versus using a mouse on a laptop or a tablet with a stylus—making it more likely for people to choose cheesecake over fruit salad.
Denmark has more initiatives against food waste in Europe than any other state – from awareness campaigns and partnerships to government subsidies for food waste projects. This is largely thanks to Stop Spild Af Mad - Stop Wasting Food – a lobby group set up by graphic designer Selina Juul.