Saturday, August 21, 2010

Alan Barasch - Computer Programmer, Chef and Collector Extraordinaire

The St. Louis Dispatch features an article about computer prgrammer Alan Barasch who is "known as much for bringing great food to club events as he is for his stamp collection."

Reporter Pat Eby writes, "so many friends want his recipes, he posts them on his everything-Alan website, Look at the Excel tab for code, links and formulas Alan likes. Click on 'stamps" and you'll go postal, right to the Falklands and beyond. And recipes? He's got plenty of creative, fun dishes to try."

Pat goes on to say, "Although he may have been destined to program, the extroverted Barasch doesn't seem to have an inner-geek, even though his hobby is stamp collecting. He's a philatelic expert, specializing in 19th-century Falkland Island stamps. For Barasch, every stamp tells a story. He revels in the history and the artistry of the engraved vignettes and borders of older stamps."

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM