“James Beard, the father of modern American cookery, once asked, ‘Where would we be without salt?’ I know the answer: adrift in a sea of blandness. Salt has a greater impact on flavor than any other ingredient. Learn to use it well, and food will taste good.” An ode to salt from Samin Nosrat in the NYT: The Single Most Important Ingredient.

+ From Polstats: How would lives play out if humans only died from unnatural causes? (Or, why people are so excited about passing the steering wheel over to the machines…)

+ Coca Cola, now with fiber.