CK Friday Links--Friday September 18, 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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Some great thoughts on lighting and POV when taking food photographs. (Another One Bites the Crust)

If local strawberries are $5.99, but California strawberries are $3.99 and they taste better, which would you buy? (Christie's Corner)

A painfully cute video reprising the famous Stanford "marshmallow study" testing kids' ability to defer gratification and resist delicious food. (Eater)

Why fortified "technofoods" aren't healthy either. (No Meat Athlete)

Kellogg's reformulates Fruit Loops with 3 grams of fiber--triple the previous amount. Does this make it good for you? (Food Politics)

Yet another reason to eat more chocolate: it may ease migraine symptoms. (NutraIngredients USA)

Recipe Links:
Kris receives an enormous supply of yellow tomatoes mere hours before a weekend getaway. Several excellent recipes ensue: 1) Provencal Stuffed Tomatoes, 2) Yellow Tomato Salad with Roasted Red Pepper, Feta, and Mint, 3) Yellow Tomato Sauce, and 4) Yellow Tomato Soup. (Cheap Healthy Good)

A preposterously delicious Rotisserie Beef Chuck Roast Barbacoa. (Dad Cooks Dinner)

A delicious and healthy Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad. (Closet Cooking)

I'm still horrified by the idea of bacon in a cookie, but for those who get it: Peanut Butter and Bacon Cookies. (Joy the Baker)

Off-Topic Links:
Two critically important words that empower personal change: I can. (The Change Blog) (Bonus post: How to Meditate)

42 ways to radically simplify your financial life. (Man vs. Debt)

Jay-Z as an aspirational brand, and why white kids have no longer have any symbols of masculinity. (The Last Psychiatrist)

“The absence of fear is not courage. The absence of fear is some kind of brain damage.” (The Art of Nonconformity)

Calling all geeks: Full episodes of the original Star Trek are now available on Youtube. EEEEEEEE! (Youtube)

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Anonymous said...

I totally agree that everyone should check out Charmian Christie's post on food prices and I really want to make that portobello salad on Kevin's blog!

Dave said...

Great photography tips. I gotta get more natural light in my dinning room.

Daniel said...

Thanks for the positive vibes, Dana! Agreed on both counts.

Dave, I have the same problem, which is my excuse for why my food photographs are pretty weak sometimes. Thanks for stopping by.


Dana McCauley said...

Hi Daniel,

I'm back to add more info wrt Charmian's post. Paul Sawtell, the man Charmian and I both interviewed made comments on our blogs recommending the Paul Rubin book "Why your planet is going to get a whole lot smaller" (hope I got the title correct). Anyhow, I've just heard Rubin on CBC radio and he was fascinating on the subject of food and food prices.

He was on CBC radio one’s program THE HOUSE which is available online for those interested in hearing him speak.

Even more interesting, is that the next few weeks that program is going to follow up on some of his hypotheses about globalization and explore them from other sides

The programs will be available online live and as podcasts:

Daniel said...

Excellent, Dana, thank you so much for sharing!


The Messy Baker said...

Thanks for the shout out, Daniel (and Dana). So many great links! I found some new-to-me blogs thanks to this post.

Daniel said...

Anytime Charmian! That was an exceptional post, I was really happy to bring it to my readers.