When you start out cooking, measuring everything exactly can be a big concern, which is why beginning cooks may be put off by recipes that list vague amounts such as "a pinch of salt" or "one medium onion". Though "pinch" has been pretty much standardised -- it's agreed upon to be an 1/8th of a teaspoon -- a "medium" onion is a little harder to pin down.
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You may have heard of soffritto, that flavorful trinity of sauteed carrots, onion and and celery that adds flavour and richness to everything it graces. You could saute up some soffritto each time you need it, or you could borrow this clever trick from Food 52 and keep a roll of it in the freezer, ready for instant use.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.