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Wai Kika Moo Kau

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

I specialise in slaughtering sacred cows and discouraging the slaughter of real ones.

Linda McCartney vs. the Laws of Physics

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Linda McCartney sausages for tea tonight (not had them for a long time; still don’t really rate them relative to Quorn). Here are the cooking instructions on the back:

Here’s what puzzles me. I don’t understand why grilling 6 sausages takes longer than grilling 2 sausages. Surely the grilling process is about radiative heat transfer, and any heat that goes where the “missing” sausages are in the 2-sausage case is just wasted, heating up the grill pan or whatever. I can understand the situation more for the oven, because the (cold) sausages are in a contained thermodynamic system with the heating element, and so the total amount of energy required is larger as there is more stuff to be heated up for the same output from the heating element—but, the grilling situation I don’t get at all.