I received this link yesterday in an email from my numero uno bff in California. I keep going back to it but even the faintest whiff of science or numbers makes my brain involuntarily shut down. I'm not sure that data and cuisine belong in the same sentence, though I'm fairly certain that a few of these people would tell you otherwise.
When I think data visualization, I think this:
I don't know whose brilliance to credit
First Date Noodles left me with the impression that most women in Barcelona are easy and put out on the first date. Au contraire, my friends. After reading, it became clear that it is the men that can't say no - a whopping 86% will have sex on the first date, quite possibly because they think it's the last date. I doubt it's different here in the US. Boys will be boys.
"What could your pies aspire to say! The ratio of wild cats to housecats (in terms of berries to rhubarb) in a strawberry rhubarb pie?? Or the use your geometry to apportion sectors of the pie to different kinds of fruit to represent the wildlife mix in your backyard? Or perhaps the mating habits of Tiny?"
This was the question my friend posed to me in her email. And being impressionable, I am thinking of my garden and imagining the ratios I could create. I'll have cucumbers and beans soon. I'll have a watermelon or two if I can keep Pip out of the bed. And for all of this creative mingling of food and data, my brain can summon nothing more than a riff on the above "pie chart" -