CK Friday Links--Friday August 14, 2009

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 real live farmer vents his frustration at "agri-intellectuals" in a thought-provoking article. (The Omnivore's Delusion)

An excellent summary of the food safety bills rolling through in Congress right now, and what exactly they mean for us. (Food Politics)

All the advice you'll ever need (plus several recipes) on hosting a feast for your vegetarian friends. (stonesoup)

Is Costco worth it? For this couple it is--on everything but the food. (Green Panda Treehouse)

Why your food never looks as good as that picture in the magazine. (Christie's Corner)

Eight amazing agricultural innovations happening right now that will help us feed nine billion people by 2050. (Popular Science)

Why Malthusian arguments seem rigorous, but are almost always wrong. (Casual Kitchen)

A deeply chilling report of slavery in the tomato fields of Florida. (

Recipe Links:
Mike's recipe for Grilled Steaks with Mediterranean Herb Butter won the steak cook-off at the Taste of Akron Food Festival. (Dad Cooks Dinner)

Meta-cookies! A cookie recipe made from cookies: Oreo Cookie Cookies. (Cupcake Punk)

Kevin's Baked Shrimp and Feta Pasta. (Closet Cooking)

Southwestern Egg Rolls. (The Hungry Housewife)

Off-Topic Links:
A gratuitous book recommendation: Po Bronson's What Should I Do with My Life?
If you are at a point in life, like I am, where you're not quite sure what your next step should be, this book will inspire you and make you realize you've got a lot of company. Highly recommended.

"Everywhere you look, life’s deck seems stacked against success… if you choose to see if that way." (Awake at the Wheel)

A neglected key to personal growth: your health. (The Change Blog)

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The Diva on a Diet said...

Dan, you've outdone yourself this week! I feel like taking the rest of the day off so I can read each and everyone. Great stuff here!

I second the nod to Charmian's photography post on Christie's Corner this week. It was excellent!

Melissa said...

Leslie's SW eggrolls look so freaking good.

I love the categorizing of the links. That really works nicely.

The P & A Food Chronicles said...

thanks for the 'what should i do with my life' link... its inspiring ....

Daniel said...

Diva, thanks for the good vibes and feedback, glad these links are of value to you.

Melissa, holy cow, I couldn't agree more. Leslie makes some really good stuff and her recipes tend to be very easy. Also thanks for your feedback too, I'm still tweaking these links posts, but I think I've arrived at a format that works for my readers. Glad to hear you like it.

Hi P&A, glad to be of service! I found Bronson's book to be extremely helpful.


Anonymous said...

Great links - I've read a few of these posts already but there are others i need to check out.

I might evenread about what I can do with my life.It's never too late to try something new, right?

Daniel said...

Hi Dana, thanks for your comment. Although I think you are doing quite well with what you are *already* doing with your life. :)


Leslie said...

Thanks for the shout out! My Egg rolls are outstanding!!

Daniel said...

They sure are Leslie! Thanks for sharing them.