Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists | Brain Pickings
"The Cake Bible" Rose Levy Beranbaum. Every cake is fundamental and essential. Beranbaum is more scientist than artist in the kitchen. She gives a litany of tips for guaranteed cake success, like having all ingredients at room temperature, and not using butter to “butter” your cake pans (she recommends Baker’s Joy spray). The Cake Bible also reads like a history of the cake.