Here's yet another selection of particularly interesting links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts and your feedback.
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A Few Lessons at Less is Enough vs. The Conversation Continues at One Dollar Diet Project
There's nothing better than a good smackdown snit between dollar-a-day food bloggers. In one corner is a couple of whining, know-it-all Californians who started with a stocked pantry, ate PB&J sandwiches every day (they didn't discover the inexpensive wonders of soup until day 21), and complained. A lot. In the other corner is a woman who started with nothing but one dollar on day one and succeeded in eating on a dollar a day for 30 days, writing humorously about it along the way. What's your take?
Top 10 Reasons Why The BMI Is Bogus at NPR.org
A good article debunking the junk science implicit in Body Mass Index calculations. See in particular #2, #3 and #4. Thanks to @bitman for the link.
Feeding a Group on Vacation at Cheap Healthy Good
Kris runs an extremely useful post on how to manage and divide up the costs and responsibilities of cooking on a group vacation. And the more money you save, the more you can spend on sweet liquor.
Behind the Scenes at Le Bernardin at Avec Eric
Le Bernardin's head chef Eric Ripert posts infrequently to his blog, but this post, where he reveals some fascinating trade secrets from his restaurant, is worth the wait.
10 Reasons Why Losing Weight is Hard at 344 Pounds
Tyler shares some of the realities of successful weight loss. I still consider this site to be one of the best examples of how you can use blogging to achieve amazing goals.
Favorite Recipes at For the Love of Cooking
Pam leaves us with a list of her favorite recipes while she's on vacation. A few favorites: Stuffed Bell Peppers, Asian Chicken Breasts and Tilapia with Lemon and Dill.
E. Coli Found in Cookie Dough at Food Politics
Marion asks her usual tough questions and shares several links on the outbreak of e. coli in Nestle's cookie dough. I have mixed feelings on this one: any off-the-shelf product that contains eggs and milk is at risk of spoiling, thus it's not a product a reasonable consumer should assume they could eat raw. Bonus post: sometimes contaminated foods are simply repacked and redistributed.
Chicken Ala Carte at Culture Unplugged.com
Watch this six-minute short video and tell me it doesn't put food and hunger into an entirely new perspective. Readers, what do you think?
Overnight Muesli at Kate in the Kitchen
I'm a fan of any breakfast that isn't made from overpriced branded boxed cereal, and Kate gives us an easy muesli recipe that can be a simple base for all sorts of creative variations. Thanks to 30 Bucks a Week for the link. Bonus post: Kate writes an endearing essay about why it can be really depressing to be a blogger sometimes.
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