Plastic Chef Neelix

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This section is partially related to the previous point, but it showcases a different cooking-related issue.  In the episode "Flashback", a technobabble material in a nebula is discovered that Neelix says they could inject into his cooking array, allowing him to cook meals in half the time.  Because of the level of techno gibberish in this scene, it's isn't immediately obvious what assumption Neelix is making.
 
This section is partially related to the previous point, but it showcases a different cooking-related issue.  In the episode "Flashback", a technobabble material in a nebula is discovered that Neelix says they could inject into his cooking array, allowing him to cook meals in half the time.  Because of the level of techno gibberish in this scene, it's isn't immediately obvious what assumption Neelix is making.
  
To make it clear, doubling the combustion rate of his burner is suppose to half the time his cooking will take to finish.  This leads into something that is often called [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OvenLogic "Oven Logic"], which is a mistake made by many amateur cooks.  Doubling the power of your burner does not half the cooking time (or any other linear expectation) because of the complex chemical interactions that take place whenever you cook anything.
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To make it clear, he expects doubling the combustion rate of his burner to half the time his cooking will take to finish.  This leads into something that is often called [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OvenLogic "Oven Logic"], which is a mistake made by many amateur cooks.  Doubling the power of your burner does not half the cooking time (or any other linear expectation) because of the complex chemical interactions that take place whenever you cook anything.
  
 
== Neelix lacks even basic sauce making skills. ==
 
== Neelix lacks even basic sauce making skills. ==

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