The Margin: An investor used an algorithm to find the world’s best recipes—here’s what he found

If you want to know if asset allocation models even matter, he’s your man. Need an explanation as to why institutional investors are so delusional? He’s got one. Having trouble finding decent income in a low-yield environment? Look no further.

But what about good food? Well, Meb Faber’s got you covered on that, too.

“I’m a quant, so I like to screen, sort, and rank till I’m blue in the face,” the co-founder of Cambria Investment Management wrote.” So, since cooking is basically just formulas, I’ve always wondered why cooking doesn’t work the same way. Why can’t I crowdsource cooking to find the best recipes?”

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