Here's yet another selection of particularly interesting food-related links from around the internet.
This site, by cookbook author Patricia Solley, contains a lifetime's worth of delicious soup recipes, ranging from the simple and basic (try the laughably cheap American Bean Soup) to the ethnic and exotic (try the Bolivian Peanut Soup). Also, be sure to check out her book on Amazon: An Exaltation of Soups: The Soul-Satisfying Story of Soup, As Told in More Than 100 Recipes.
8 Rules of Thumb for a Succesful Potluck from Post Punk Kitchen
Important etiquette for a quintessential American tradition. There's always a goofball who shows up to a potluck empty-handed. Don't let it be you.
Carnitas, Houston-style at Homesick Texan
Glorious. And so easy! And it's an extra bonus to read Homesick Texan's peaceful, poetic writing tone.
Chinese White Cut Chicken at Sunday Nite Dinner
When I saw this recipe, which is a happy combination of ethnic, easy and inexpensive, I just had to bring it to my readers. This is exactly the kind of interesting-yet-easy fare Casual Kitchen wants to bring to the masses.
Three Cheese Basil Pasta from The Delicious Chronicles.
One of the great privileges of writing Casual Kitchen is I get to learn about other interesting food blogs from people directly emailing me, linking to me, or leaving comments. This particular recipe, from an enthusiastic blog from a young culinary student, stood out to me because of its simplicity and how it uses a creative mix of ingredients-on-hand. If you can improvise a recipe like this, then you've got real cooking talent and creativity.
Let me throw in one non-cooking related post, but a particularly arresting post all the same:
Escaping the Amish from Tim Ferriss' blog.
One of the more compelling reads I've found in a while. Worth scanning through the comments too, as this young Amish escapee really gets into it with the commenters.
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