Entries by Adam L Silverman


In the comments to the cake post I promised to post my cheesecake recipe. I don’t have any pics of one of my cheesecakes to post. Anyhow, the base recipe is below. Before we get to it, just an item or two: since this is the base recipe for a plain cheesecake, if you want […]

What Exactly is a Mass Shooting

In the comments section to Betty Cracker’s original post on the Oregon college shooting several questions were asked about just what exactly makes a mass shooting a mass shooting. While I provided some quick responses in those comment threads, I also said I’d put something more about about it later this evening. Below you’ll find […]

P5+1 Second Order Effects

Last Sunday Iranian President Rouhani suggested that the Iran would be open to a prisoner exchange with the US (warning: autoplay of CNN’s interview at the link). President Rouhani’s suggestion was not quite straightforward. He stated that should the US release Iranians in US custody (Iranian prisoners), then Iran would consider releasing the three Americans currently […]


Behold the ultimate evolution of the chocolate cake: Four layers of dark chocolate cake enveloped within dark chocolate mousse and finished with dark chocolate ganache. Bon appetit!