The Uncarved Block is a series of essays by Andrew Sigal. The work focuses primarily on culinary arts and gardening, but also includes economics, politics, dogs, and a sardonic view on modern life.

Andrew was born and raised in the metropolitan Boston area, but now resides in Oakland, California, USA. He holds bachelors of arts in computer science and economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a certificate in culinary arts from Culinary School of the Rockies.

During his professional career, Andrew work as a software engineer, finishing up at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA. Currently he spends his time cooking, gardening, writing, tinkering, and volunteering.

The name "The Uncarved Block" is a reference to the Taoist notion of p'u. For more on this, please see the post P'u on this blog.

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