10 January 2011
Call for posts: AW#30, the Bake Sale
Posted by Callan Bentley
Recent discussion of the geologically incorrect cake t-shirt at Threadless (earlier take-down here) and the actual baked equivalent have inspired me to issue a call for Accretionary Wedge #30: Let’s have a Bake Sale!
I hereby challenge my fellow geobloggers (and any newbies who want to participate) to explore the interconnections between geology and food. This can take any form you want, but I’m really hoping for some edible, geologically accurate models. Yummy stuff that illustrates and informs about earth science? Yes, it is possible!
Here’s an example from my own kitchen, several years ago:
A delicious analogy for the Blue Ridge Thrust Fault. I baked a chocolate & peanut butter cake last week. Yesterday, I baked a carrot cake. The carrot cake is younger; the chocolate cake is older. Then I shoved the older cake on top of the younger cake by pushing sideways (A). Traveling along a layer of icing, the older chocolate cake moved up and over the younger carrot cake. The surface of contact between the two is analogous to the Blue Ridge Thrust Fault, shown as a dotted line (B). Arrows show relative motions of the two cakes. This thrust-faulted cake was served at the NOVA-Annandale end-of-semester party for the Mathematics, Science and Engineering Department, May 2006. [From here]
What have you got, geobloggers? If it’s not baked goods specifically, I’m good with that. But something food related would be great. I’m lickerish for something delectably illustrative. Let your taste buds guide you on a geologic journey! Let’s plan on submitting our dishes to the Bake Sale by January 28, 2011, (by leaving a comment here including a link to your post) and I’ll lay out the smorgasbord over that weekend, so we can get this thing online by the last day of the month.
In the meantime, if you have a clever idea for the next Accretionary Wedge, or the one after that, leave a message in the lengthy chain of comments at “Who’s Hosting the Next Accretionary Wedge?” We’re a bit behind the game here with January’s announcement, but hopefully we can remedy that with enthusiastic participation in the planning of future Wedges. …Perhaps if everyone resolved to host a Wedge this year, and to submit suggestions a bit in advance? Thanks!
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Will a food-related groundwater flow model suffice?
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I’ve been having a hard time deciding how to approach this… too much I want to say. I’ve decided to submit two posts. Here’s the first, from last June. The other one will be less cakey, more bakey, and more biogeochemically oriented, assuming I can get it together. I’ve been sort of organizing it and fleshing it out for a while now in the back of my mind, and I’ve found that when I’m in that pattern, it pours out faster than I can type, once I sit down to write. Nice topic.
Also, if you didn’t see it, here’s a post from Friends of the Pleistocene that is relevant to the food theme. I don’t think that blog has participated in the AW before, and it might tickle them to be included.
Of course I get the post done and forget to leave a comment. Here you are: (Edible) rheomorphic tuff
And here’s my non-baked entry.
Here’s another dino cake; this one is disastrous: http://dinosaurs.fossilfinds.info/dinosaur-extinction-cake/
Right, then. Here it is. The first cake I’ve baked in four years:
Bake Sale Madness
Only for the Accretionary Wedge!
Cycles Without End… and cake!
Geology recipes for kids:
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Here’s my bake sale item
From me: a (non-cake) debris flow http://all-geo.org/highlyallochthonous/2011/01/edible-debris-flow/
From Chris: Hutton’s unconformicake http://all-geo.org/highlyallochthonous/2011/01/the-baking-of-an-angular-unconformity-huttons-unconformicake/
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I really wanted to do something new but I just don’t have the time, so here is one of my older posts:
We got a great contribution to Earth Science Erratics: bubbles, bread… and volcanic bombs!
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