Here's yet another selection of particularly interesting food-related links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts and your feedback!
Food and Wine Matching Rules at Stonesoup
Six great rules to live by when pairing wine and food. Jules had me at rule #1: There Are No Rules. This is a person with the right kind of attitude about wine!
Potato Chip Cookies at Palate to Pen
A fun blog I've just recently discovered posts one of the weirdest cookie recipes in the entire history of cookie recipes.
Rap and Name-Checking: The Secret Sauce to Selling Vino! at Good Grape
Since writing my wine series here at CK, I've found a few really good wine-related blogs. Here's one of them with an amusing article about the blessings (and curses) of your wine being referenced in a rap song.
Are You Still Willing to Pay? at Noble Pig
Has the economy caused you to cut back on expensive organic produce? Are they the first thing to go when times get tough? Noble Pig asks some great questions here.
Pineapple Macadamia Nut Granola Bars at Just a Taste
I only wish I had seen this recipe before I created my granola blogroll! One of the most creative granola recipes I've seen in a long time, and perfect for shaking off the winter blues.
Reducing Food Costs: Cooking With a Friend at Serious Eats
There is lots of great advice in this post, and the basic idea is brilliant. It's more fun to cook with a friend, you get benefits of scale, and you can get help with prep work.
Beer. Make Your Own! at Scottish Cow
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's day than to learn to make your own beer? Andrew at the Scottish Cow shows us how.
Lemon and Rosemary Chicken Thighs at Stacy Snacks
I wish I'd come up with this recipe myself--it's the kind of meal we love here at Casual Kitchen: it's easy to make, it only has six ingredients, and best of all, it's laughably cheap.
Margarita Jello Recipe at Use Real Butter
Could there be any more perfect food than a margarita jello shot? Um, no. And as usual, Jen's photography dazzles.
Hunger and Appetite at Voltaire's Garden
Thought provoking insights and advice on how we as a country are in need of an attitude adjustment about food.
Recession Special Hobo Mondays at Thursday Night Smackdown
Looking for some spectacularly cheap meal ideas? TNS runs a series called Hobo Mondays that features reader-submitted recipes that cost $2.50 or less per serving. Now that's the way to beat a recession!
Looking to learn some of the basics of cooking? Kathy Maister has the site for you. Great instructionals on practically every cooking subject you could possibly want to learn. A few notable posts: a great instructional on how to make pomegranate juice, how to roast chestnuts, and how to mince, dice and chop an onion.
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