|Link---> How to Free Yourself from Recipes with a Few Golden Cooking Ratios|
"Free" yourself is kind of an exaggeration but you get the idea. Learn to use these numbers and you won't be hostage to a bunch of recipe books. Yay, freedom! 'Merica! Or something.
Yeah, I'm getting jaded. The Science and Cooking course--which, by the by, is excellent--is kicking me in the logarithmic function. So I find this whole "golden ratio" thing very soothing.