CK Food Links--Friday May 1, 2009

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

Also, you can follow me on Twitter now
Non-Fiction Books for the Frugal Foodie at Cheap Healthy Good
Kris puts up a list of her favorite food-related books, and her sweet readers respond with still more title suggestions. If you're looking to bulk up your food-related reading list, this post is for you. There are some excellent reading recommendations here.

Bulls-Eye Cheesecake at i shot the chef
Tell me you've seen a cooler-looking cheesecake than this, and I'll tell you you're lying.

Simple Homemade Home Fries at GreenLiteBites
A perfect recipe for CK readers. It's easy, cheap, and it involves deliberately burning your food.

Penne with Broccoli Rabe at The Amateur Gourmet
Another easy and laughably cheap dish worth passing along. And, uh, the first time I've ever seen Missy Elliot sampled in a food blog post.

Mint Julep Brownies at Noble Pig
The perfect dessert for this weekend's Kentucky Derby. Even better, Cathy teaches us an unexpected bonus cooking term: "brownie crack."

Dandelion Tempura at Fat of the Land
From a blog I found for the first time this week. Author Langdon Cook waxes poetic about celebrating--and eating--the bane of lawns everywhere.

Roasted Potato and Green Bean Salad at Stacey Snacks
Another really good recipe from Stacey. Cheap and preposterously easy.

Which Ribs Would You Rather Eat? at That's Not What the Recipe Says
Laurie does an amusing BBQ ribs cook-off, pitting her strawberry BBQ sauce against a jar of horrifying, spoon-tarnishing, artificial Chinese barbecue sauce her husband brought home in a jar.

Corn Tortillas: Never Goin' Back to Packaged at Thirty Bucks a Week
Tina and Phil go over budget this week by (gasp!) one dollar, but it was for a really good reason. Once you read this post, you'll never go back to packaged tortillas either.

Sweet Potato Biscuits at A Mingling of Tastes
Julie posts a really interesting variation on the traditional biscuit. I'm always on the lookout for recipes like this that are laughably easy, yet they aren't the same old, same old.

Slice Pork Tenderloin at Alosha's Kitchen
Another easy recipe, with an intriguing spice rub that I bet you could use for lots of grilling recipes. There's also a little bonus in there for any of you trying to unlearn your childhood hatred of brussels sprouts.

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway at Zen Habits
Leo gets in trouble with lawyers for author Susan Jeffers, who make the uproarious claim that he infringed on her trademark by using the phrase "feel the fear and do it anyway" in a blog post. I have a feeling that once Jeffers recognizes how foolish this makes her look, she'll give her lawyers some fear to feel of their own and call them off. Ironically, I've actually read Jeffers' book and found it quite helpful.

Cry Me a River at The Last Psychiatrist
If you've been living under a rock and haven't seen Susan Boyle's performance from Britain's Got Talent, skip this link and crawl back under your rock. But if you want a really fascinating (and cynical) take on how the media scripts and choreographs life and reflects it back at us, read this post from one of my favorite non-food blogs.

Do you have an interesting article or recipe that you'd like to see featured in Casual Kitchen's Food Links? Send me an email!

How can I support Casual Kitchen?
If you enjoy reading Casual Kitchen, tell a friend and spread the word! You can also support me by purchasing items from via links on this site, or by linking to me or subscribing to my RSS feed. Finally, you can consider submitting this article, or any other article you particularly enjoyed here, to bookmarking sites like, digg or stumbleupon. Thank you for your support!

1 comment:

melissa said...

I read the majority of these - love the cheesecake, Adam's pasta (I always love Adam's pasta), the ribs post (chemical sauce ewww), the wonderful tortillas, and the one about Susan Boyle because I realized that same thing. Sad.

Great links this week Dan and thanks for including me.