Food is life. It’s sustenance. It’s also a simple pleasure. Life’s too short not to pause at least once a day to enjoy seasonal flavors and textures. Even on busy days, I’m a big fan of throwing together a bowl of pasta and pan sauce, or a plate of sliced tomatoes and cheese, or even just a really great cup of coffee.
“Every plot, worth the name,” says Edgar Allan Poe, “must be elaborated to its dénouement before any thing be attempted with the pen.” As it turns out, this is also the way Poe thought of the universe, leading him to become one of the earliest to conceive of a big bang cosmology.
The Curious Ape is a blog celebrating curiosity, an inherent human desire to close our gaps in knowledge, know ourselves, and explain the universe around us. If you’re curious, join us each week for excursions into science, philosophy, literature, food, art, sex, and whatever the hell else fascinates us.