Why the title?
The title comes from an article in a 1967 issue of Cosmopolitan. Grace Hopper, one of the pioneers of modern computer science, said that programming is
just like planning a dinner. […] Programming requires patience and the ability to handle detail. Women are ‘naturals’ at computer programming.1
It’s one of my favourite trivia against “traditional” gender stereotypes. I’m a feminist, after all. But there’s something else in that quote: I think that the “patience and attention to detail” it’s the only way to be creative. And, what a coincidence!, my favourite film about art is also about food (that’s Pixar’s Ratatouille, by the way). I love food.
I’ve had an odd life. I’m trying to make something out of it.
So, let’s try this dinner. Welcome to the party.
(Also, the domain was available at a decent price. Hey, I don’t live in a world of pure inspiration and ideals.)