I Will Nominate You For The Nobel PrizePosted: November 19, 2010
In several catalogs, I have seen a new brownie pan designed to make sure that each brownie has at least two crusty edges.
This all edges brownie pan seems to be being marketed as an advance in making brownies. If you’re the sort of person who is a fan of the crusty edges of brownies, it may just be the sort of advance you’ve hoped for.
I’m Not That Sort Of Person
I am a fan of the portion of the brownies closest to the center of the pan. That position implies a lack of the crusty edge bits. I value the inner succulence of a pan of brownies, not the drier edge. The inner succulence produces the best, most delicious brownies.
The all edge brownie pan is no innovation to me. To me, an innovation would be a pan that increases my enjoyment of brownies by decreasing the crust, not increasing it.
I Want To Reward The Kind Of Innovation I Value
I considered endowing a prize like the Nobel Prize. My prize would reward the kind of research that led to improvements to humanity like a crustless brownie pan.
After some thought, I realized that it wasn’t a good idea to have my own prize. Endowing a prize requires things like money. Alfred Nobel had money. I don’t have money.
This doesn’t change my desire to see a crustless brownie pan. So here is what I will do for whichever of you develops the pan for me. I will nominate you for the Nobel Prize.
If any of you already have a Nobel, you know what a thrill and and opportunity this is. If you don’t, maybe you should get to work so I can help you find out.
What Am I Looking For?
I don’t know. I don’t really care how you get it done, I just don’t want crust on my brownie.
Maybe it is a pan with removable sides. Maybe it is a pan that does not actually exist in this dimension. Perhaps the pan will be dissolve in the heat of the oven. It could be that a pan made out of brownies is the key. Maybe it is a mathematical formula that exists in the mind of someone far brighter than I am.
Let’s face it, people far brighter than me are a dime a dozen. That is where you come in.
It is up to you. After all, if you’re going to get a Nobel, I expect you to do your own work.
I’m looking forward to your eventual success. Good luck to each of you, my potential nominees.
Get to work!