Feb 26, 2013

Research and gastronomy analogy

What Researchers and Chefs have in common

When it comes to becoming a successful researcher, there is not a big difference compared to running a restaurant

If you want to capture the last trends and make a fashion restaurant (or high impact paper) you will end up with a lot of customers and money (or citation and grants)

You will own a chain of restaurants if you find the good formula, same with opening different laboratories.

Some prefer to have a restaurant for connoisseurs (niche research)

Others like a standard pizzeria (incremental research on mature topics)