food philosophy


Engineered Fuel-Food

energy bars part 2 · a framework for better bars

The goals of durability and energy density are multifaceted objectives that necessitate a nuanced understanding specific requirements. Fortunately, they can all be satisfied with another, more actionable pair of guiding principles.

Whole Foods energy bar shelves

Durable Energy Density

energy bars part 1 · in search of the perfect bar

The concept is as popular as it is simple: a dense parcel of portable nutrition. For such a functional food item, there are good grounds for optimization. And yet perfection may be elusive. Or at least in the maw of the beholder.