[ExI] The perfect steak recipe

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Tue Sep 22 09:46:03 UTC 2015

On 2015-09-22 06:21, Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:
> So here is my perfect steak recipe: Have a medical provider puncture 
> your veins every other month to lose a pint of blood. Once they say 
> your hemoglobin level is low and stays low, a sure sign of iron 
> deficiency, go to a Texas Roadhouse, or another cheap steakhouse and 
> order a medium rare ribeye, with blue cheese crumbles. Enjoy!


I guess we could use this in a lot of other domains. I noted that beer 
(something I normally do not care much for) tastes amazing after a long, 
hot walk. Same thing for salty food, of course.

As a neuroscientist I would of course go for whatever 
hypothalamus/brainstem receptors detect the iron, salt, whatever 
deficiency and add something that messes with them in the amuse-bouche. 
By the time the main course comes along, we will be craving it (and not 
just because the kitchen is slow).

Anders Sandberg
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Oxford University

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