2017年8月13日 星期日

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If “Bonnie and Clyde” had been made two years earlier, the movie would not have been approved by the M.P.A.A. Two years later, it would have been rated X. The film found a historical sweet spot.

It is one of the oldest American movies you can watch today without feeling like you’re watching an old movie.

The Science Author Clive Thompson Does Not Think Tech Is Ruining Your Mind


Clive Thompson, a science and technology writer, argues that technology is making us more intelligent and creating an ambient awareness of the people around us.

 “Today’s meal is made up of various ingredients, but to fill you up, you have to eat everything fully,” Fujii told the class of third-graders. “If you finish this whole lunch, it means you are taking in 21 ingredients.”

One challenge is hard to control: keeping 10,0000 Olympic athletes moving at a brisk clip as they savor their parade into the stadium. Says Mr. Boyle: 'they understandably want to take their time.'

6 ((略式))(すごい)スピード
at a (briskfast, good, rapid]) clip [=at one clip]
一気に, 急速に.

JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Pork Chops2011/09/14

photoThe finished dish (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)
Using thick pork cutlets for "tonkatsu" and a frying pan, let's prepare a filling dish. As the name suggests, cuts of pork each containing a rib are normally used.
Restaurants serve the dish made with demi-glace brown sauce and wine, but ketchup and soy sauce will do quite well at home.
"Once you have mastered how to cook the meat, you can prepare a filling dish to accompany rice in no time," says cooking expert Masayo Waki. Even if you do not plan to eat the fat, removing it after cooking will make the dish more flavorful. Serves two.
2 cuts (120 grams per cut) pork loin
Salt and pepper
2 tsp cooking oil
Sauce (2 Tbsp ketchup, 1 tsp soy sauce, 2 Tbsp water)
2 leaves of cabbage
Leave pork at room temperature for about 15 minutes. Pat dry. Stick in tip of kitchen knife to cut the sinew in a few places.
Just before cooking, sprinkle cuts with salt and pepper. Dust entirely with flour, dust off excess. Shred cabbage into strips.
Add oil to frying pan and place over heat. Once it is hot, add the pork starting with the side to face up when served. Maintain high-medium heat and shake pan occasionally so oil runs under the cuts.
After cooking for about three minutes until golden, turn sides and cook in the same way. If the cuts start to warp, cut sinew with kitchen scissors. To heat fat around the meat properly, hold up the cuts with a pair of tongs and press on pan.
Absorb oil in pan with kitchen paper but leave about 1 Tbsp. Remove pan from heat, add ingredients for seasoning. Heat and turn cuts a few times so the sauce coats them.
Serve meat and cabbage on a plate.
From The Asahi Shimbun's Okazu Renshucho column

Australian mining companies, struggling amid a commodities slump, have found an unlikely money-spinner: beef.
Australian resources companies have been struggling with falling metals and energy prices, but their beef-rearing operations have been doing well as meat prices soar.

The Sweet Spot

Mitt Romney and President Obama will both need to remember that candidates don't live by the base alone.

sweet spot 



1The point or area on a bat, club, or racket at which it makes most effective contact with the ball:a bigger sweet spot forgives off-centre hits
1.1An optimum point or combination of factors or qualities:the market may have reached its sweet spot, with prices high enough to encouragesellers but still low enough to promise a good return

pie chart, 

pie 1  (p)
1. A baked food composed of a pastry shell filled with fruit, meat, cheese, or other ingredients, and usually covered with a pastry crust.
2. A layer cake having cream, custard, or jelly filling.
3. A whole that can be shared: "That would . . . enlarge the economic pie by making the most productive use of every investment dollar" (New York Times).
pie in the sky
An empty wish or promise: "To outlaw deficits . . . is pie in the sky" (Howard H. Baker, Jr.)

fill up

fill up
(自)〈川・池などが〉満水になる;〈劇場などが〉(人で)満員になる((with ...));満腹になる.

(fĭl'ĭng) pronunciation
  1. An act or instance of filling.
  2. Something used to fill a space, cavity, or container: a gold filling in a tooth.
  3. An edible mixture used to fill pastries, sandwiches, or cakes: a pie filling. See Regional Note at frosting.
  4. The horizontal threads that cross the warp in weaving; weft.
1 [U][C]充填(じゅうてん), 充満.
2 [C][U](クッション・キルトなどの)中身, 詰め物;《歯学》充填材;(特にペーストリー・ケーキ・サンドイッチなどの)詰め物.
3 ((米))《繊維》緯(よこ)糸.
━━[形]〈食べ物が〉腹の張る, 食べごたえのある.

He briefly studied electrical engineering but gave it up to become a filing clerk, a job he continued in the RAF when he was called up to do his national service.

filing clerk
(Business / Professions) an employee who maintains office files

A Slice of Pie

A Slice of Pie
What's so American about apple pie? Well, pie certainly preceded America. Pie has been around at least since ancient Egyptians began filling crusts. The Roman Cato the Censor wrote down the first pie recipe, made up of goat cheese and honey in a rye crust. There is evidence that Europeans were eating pie as far back as the 14th century. At that time, most pies were filled with meat, but fruit filling was becoming more popular. When the first British settlers arrived in the New World, they brought their pie recipes along with them. Though the food wasn't indigenous to the land, the people — themselves newcomers — made it part of their mealtime repertoire. The Pennsylvania Dutch were believed to have developed what has become the traditional American pie, two-crusted with fruit inside. The phrase "as American as apple pie" was first recorded in 1921, when opera singer Alice Gentle solicited money from a local Illinois millionaire, asking that he fund an American opera "as American as apple pie, wheat cakes, corn on the cob... and Mississippi river boats." Today, January 23, is National Pie Day, when we celebrate a favorite American dessert.

"Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness." — Jane Austen

A tart is a baked dish consisting of a filling over a pastry base with an open top not covered with pastry. The pastry is usually shortcrust pastry; the filling may be sweet or savoury, though modern tarts are usually fruit-based, sometimes with custard.
The categories of 'tart', 'flan', and 'pie' overlap, with no sharp distinctions, though 'pie' is the more common term in the United States.[1]

Blueberry tart
A tart is a baked dish consisting of a filling over a pastry base with an open top not covered with pastry. The pastry is usually shortcrust pastry; the filling may be sweet or savoury, though modern tarts are usually fruit-based, sometimes with custard.
The categories of 'tart', 'flan', and 'pie' overlap, with no sharp distinctions, though 'pie' is the more common term in the United States.[1]
Early medieval tarts generally had meat fillings, but later ones were often based on fruit and custard.[1]
Tarte Tatin is an upside-down tart, of apples, other fruit, or onions.
Savoury tarts include quiche, a family of savoury tarts with a mostly custard filling; German zwiebelkuchen 'onion tart', and Swiss cheese tart made from Gruyere.

Meringue tart

 However, hot savouries including pasties and pies are exempt. The U-turn would effectively maintain this situation where they are left to return to "ambient temperatures" on shelves in bakeries and supermarkets.

savory, ((英))-voury[sa・vor・y1, ((英))-vour・y]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[séivəri]
[形](-i・er, -i・est)
1 味のよい, 風味のある, 食欲をそそる;かおりのよい;〈食べ物・料理が〉(塩・こしょうなどで)ぴりっとする, 塩味のきいた;((英))〈料理が〉からい(⇔sweet)
a savory aroma
a savory plate of food
a savory onion sauce
2 気持ち[ここち]よい;〈本などが〉楽しめる;〈評判が〉よい
He has not a very savory reputation.
━━[名](複 -ies)セイボリー:前菜やデザートとして出される(主に辛口の)食べ物.

savor, ((英))-vour[sa・vor, ((英))-vour]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[séivər]
1 味, 風味, におい, かおり;((英))味とにおい. ⇒TASTE[類語]
a spicy savor
have a savor of onion(s)
2 特性, 特質, 特色, 持ち味.
3 おもしろ味(を添えるもの), 魅力
Danger gives a savor to climbing.
4 ((a 〜))(ある性質・傾向・影響などの)気味, 感じ((of ...)). ▼ofの次はふつう抽象名詞
He has a savor of impudence.
━━[動](自)[savor of A]((形式))
1 〈Aの〉味[風味, におい, 味とにおい]がする
This soup savors of onion(s).
2 〈Aの〉気味[傾向]がある. ▼Aはふつう抽象名詞
That savors of greed.
1 …を十分に[ゆっくり]味わう, 賞味する;存分に楽しむ, 満喫する
savor the wine
savor life to the full
2 ((文または古))…に味[風味, におい, かおり]をつける;…に興趣を添える.
[古フランス語←ラテン語sapor (sapere味わう+-or=味)]


Syllabification: (am·bi·ent)
Pronunciation: /ˈambēənt/
Translate ambient | into Italian


  • of or relating to the immediate surroundings of something:the liquid is stored at below ambient temperature


(also ambient music)
  • a style of instrumental music with electronic textures and no persistent beat, used to create or enhance a mood or atmosphere.


late 16th century: from French ambiant or Latin ambient- 'going around', from ambire