Here's yet another selection of particularly interesting food-related links from around the internet.
Ten Spice Rack of Lamb at Chefs Gone Wild:
I had always thought of Rack of Lamb as a dish too far above my station, and I've never quite had the confidence to attempt it here at Casual Kitchen. But that was before I saw this exceptional post that clearly and deliciously explains exactly how to do it.
Easy Focaccia Bread at A Year in Bread:
I'm planning in the next couple of months to teach myself to bake yeast-based bread. Again, until now I've thought of it as an above-my-station kind of thing, but this simple recipe, from a blog dedicated to making a different kind of bread each month, might be the perfect one for me to start with. Readers, what were your first homemade bread-baking experiences? Were they successes or failures?
The Top 10 Food and Drink Hacks at Lifehacker.com:
Time to bring back an all-time classic article. This one taught me how to open a beer bottle with a piece of paper, and it taught me (at least on a theoretical level) how to start a fire with chocolate and a can of Coke. Is there nothing chocolate cannot do?
Food, Frugality, and Fighting Brand Loyalty at CheapHealthyGood:
I'm heading once more back into the archives to bring out one of Kris's all time best posts, in which she writes about why food companies want so badly for us to be blindly brand-loyal and how we can fight back. A real treasure of a post.
The British One Hundred at Food Stories: They say the British kill their food twice: once when they kill it and again when they cook it. Here's a list of 100 quintessential British foods in a list that you can copy on to your own blog. Mark the foods you've tried, the foods you haven't yet tried, and the foods that you'd prefer to die before eating.
One Hundred Pushups
While we're on the subject of things, uh, denominated in hundreds, here's a fun project I've taken on recently. It's a workout plan, for both men and women, to train to do 100 consecutive pushups. I'm up to 45.