CK Food Links--Friday April 17, 2009

Here's yet another selection of particularly interesting links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts and your feedback.

Also, one more quick housekeeping note before we get to this week's links: I'm on Twitter now!

Mark Bittman Cooks Endangered Fish at Eat Me Daily
Bittman gets called out in a blog for a recipe for red snapper in a recent column in the NY Times. Here's the problem: red snapper is endangered. Worse, Bittman should know better--heck, he's the author of the book Fish: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking!

Rachel Ray's Cookware "Not Recommended" at Eat Me Daily
Yes, Rachel is a sweetheart, but this is yet another example of how celebrity chef branded cookware isn't worth the extra money.

Peeps Diorama Contest Winners at the Washington Post
The Washington Post hosts its third annual peeps diorama contest. Here's a link to the best of the best, including my favorite, "Peep Art."

5 Ways to Eat Better Without Superpowers at The Daily Fill
I went back into this blog's archives for a great post with some easy-to-follow advice, including one tip that's right out of the world of 80/20: "Read the labels of the five foods you eat most often. Stop buying the most appalling one."

Tipped Off by the 20% Surcharge at Masa at Eater
New York City's most expensive restaurant pisses off a diner with a 20% service charge on a $2,000 restaurant bill. Worse, the proceeds don't even go the waitstaff. Oh, and be sure to read the comments--amusing jackassery all around. Thanks to Cheap Healthy Good for this link.

The Facebook Aeneid at Gawker
This is the type of thing that only an English major would find funny, but I know there have to be a few of you out there reading me.

The Steve Nash Diet
Steve Nash is one of the premiere point guards in the NBA, and he talks quite articulately and insightfully about the evolution of his eating habits in this post on Facebook.

Baked Shredded Beef Taquitos at For the Love of Cooking
I love any blog post that helps me make convincing Mexican food. Pam's instructions are so clear and her steps are so easy that anyone can make these!

Homemade Corned Beef at Coconut and Lime
Whoa mama. Who could believe that making your own corned beef at home could be this easy? Rachel shows us how at her amazing blog.

Mushroom-Spinach Curry at Holy Cow!
One of my favorite Indian food blogs posts one of the easiest Indian recipes I've ever seen. this dish is nutritious, really healthy and it can be thrown together in just minutes. PS: have you ever seen a better name for a vegetarian Indian food blog?

The Tax Collector at Beach Eats
Do you find yourself feeling bitter since April 15th came and went? Are you sick to death of indirectly funding dumb corporations (including, uh, an unnamed insurance company) with your tax dollars? The Diva shows you the perfect drink for the taxpayer's blues.

Life's What Happens to You When You're Busy Making Tweets at Awake at the Wheel
Jonathan Fields, the author of the book Career Renegade, wonders whether all this tweeting, IMing and emailing is really living. It's an insightful post that's worth a read.

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The Diva on a Diet said...

Daniel, I think you've perfectly captured the spirit of my attitude this week. Well done and a great BIG thank you!

Love the link round-up ... and I'm looking forward to checking out those taquitos. They sound magnificent. Thanks for the tip! :)

Daniel said...

Thanks Diva!

You certainly eased my pain (and many future pains) by posting that great drink recipe. Thanks for reading!


Angela@SpinachTiger said...

Cool Blog. Good articles. Rachel Ray should test her pans out! Pan that burn food and burn your hands. That's not fun.

Amber said...

Love your format, it's so refreshing and original! Great idea.