Baking for Dummies

I would love to eat something else than only pizza, pasta and kebab every week. Unfortunately, recipes and cookbooks are more complicated for me to read than the works of Immanuel Kant or books about stochastics.

But finally someone made a video with which even I should learn how to bake a cake.

The end reminds me of my Life of Pie.

Thanks to Valdis for the pointer. He was my Couchsurfing host in Latvia and actually baked a cake for me. The next day I showed him how to make Kaiserschmarrn. I should have practiced more before.

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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4 Responses to Baking for Dummies

  1. djgarcia94 says:

    Sounds like my weekly diet. My philosophy class was going to cover Kant but the professor was sick for a week and decided that it was more important we understand Descartes since he came first. I’ve heard Kant is much easier to read in German and most translations retain German grammar resulting in phrases that are confusing to Anglophones.

    • Honestly, most of Kant is really hard to read even in German. I would say that most Germans would be lost after two or three sentences.

      Oddly enough, as a German native speaker, I found the English translation easier to understand at times.

      Kant would have needed an editor. His writing is full of repetitions and in overly and uselessly complicated language. There are also some contradictions (especially between different works).

    • djgarcia94 says:

      I’ve been reading a lot of Marx in Poli Sci and I’ve always found him easy to read though many think he’s as tough as Kant. It’s often said he would be unreadable if it weren’t for Engels’ editing.

    • You may have a very good point there on the editing!

      I have not read that much by Marx as I have of Kant, but I agree with you. I disagree with most of Marx’ conclusions or even his descriptions of society (mainly because I strongly favor methodological individualism), but it’s readable.

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