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My name is Whitman Schorn I was born in Austin in 1991. I graduated Oberlin College in 2013, majoring in Computer Science and Creative Writing. I then moved to New York City for the next 8 years. I currently divide my time between Austin and Brooklyn. I enjoy writing, technology, and the intersection of the two. If you want to know me, this site is great place to start. You can check out some of my favorite Books, what I'm watching on Youtube, see my recipes in Cooking, or just generally per
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Here are some of my favorite books: The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
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I enjoy cooking. Some of my favorite things to make include dishes with fish, bread, and anything Italian. For most meals, I will collect a handful of recipes online, consult the better cooks in my life, and improvise based on what I have in hand. I have a handful of recipes that are these rough sketches, and a few more precise instruction sets, since I find baking to be less... forgiving. Some of my recipes: Whitman's Tiramisu Whitman's Focaccia The Meal Whitman's Banana Bread
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The Meal

This is a rough outline of a recipe inspired by my typical lunch order at Dig (formerly Dig Inn)) When getting lunch in manhattan, this was one of the healthiest and most satisfying meals I could put together. I ended up getting it for lunch so often I made it at home. I ended up making it at home so often I began referring to it as 'the meal', at one point being a solid plurality of my meals. It has 3 basic parts: * Chicken breasts, optionally coated in a mix of gochujang & honey * Sweet pota
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Whitman's Banana Bread

Ingredients 4 eggs 4 ripe bananas 1.5-2 cups of flour (almond, etc) 1 cup baked sugar coconut oil for the pan 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 shot bourbon 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon flaxseed 2 teaspoon collagen 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 heaping teaspoon cocoa powder 2 splashes of MCT oil dark chocolate chips Steps 1. Bake 3/4 cup of sugar at 300f for 1 hour 1. mix dry ingredients 1. mash bananas into a bowl and add wet ingredients, then dry 1. with coconut oil, line a cake pan with parchme
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Whitman's Focaccia

Ingredients * 2 cups warm water (100 f) * 2 teaspoons (5g) active dry yeast * 2 teaspoons honey * 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil * 500-600g all purpose flour (4 to 5 cups) * 1 tablespoon sea salt * 25g grated hard cheese (parmesan, pecorino, etc) 1. Put the yeast and sugar in a large mixing bowl.  Stir in warm water gently and wait 10 minutes 1. Mix in flour and sea salt, knead a bit for the gluten gods 1. Cover with plastic and rest overnight in the fridge 1. Line two half baking sheets with
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