1/ "Think how much more we learn -and retain! - when a teacher doesn't just enumerate the step-by-step instructions but explains the principles behind them."
That's Michael Pollan describing Samin Nosrat approach in Salt Fat Acid Heat. Charlie Munger's mental models for cooking!
2/ At least with cooking following a recipe may give you an acceptable result. Charlie Munger: "I can’t give you a formulaic approach, because I don’t use one. And I just mix all the factors and if the gap between value and price is not attractive, I go on to something else."
3/ "Taste buds can perceive five taste: saltiness, sourness, bitterness, sweetness, and umami, or savoriness. On the other hand, aroma involves our noses sensing any of thousands of various chemical compounds. Flavor lies at the intersection of taste, aroma, and sensory elements"
4/ If you want to invest or cook "actively" you must learn the fundamental principles of the disclipline. Following a recipe to the letter is boring and annoying since you need all the ingredients.
25iQuiz: Should 90% of people buy index funds and follow a recipe when cooking?
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