Don't you just love crispy brownie edges and hate mushy characterless middle squares? One of my favorite gift stores, www.ThinkGeek.com , came up with an interesting brownie pan design allowing each brownie square to have at least two edges.
For cheese, it is rather the opposite. Many of us spend a lot of time at the cheese counter trying to select a piece with the minimal amount of dense wax-ed edges and more soft sides. So, here is the puzzle, suggested by one of our best puzzle solvers, Amy, and reinterpreted by me into a culinary domain:
Store receives a cube of cheese, each side is 40 inches long. Cube is covered with a thick layer of wax. Cheese seller needs to cut this cube into little cubes, each with 10 inch sides. How many premium pieces without any wax will he get? How many cubes with one waxy side, two sides and three sides?