CK Friday Links--Friday October 2, 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 food blogger goes to the Pittsburgh G-20 Summit and witnesses the use of force on protesters and onlookers--including the first-time use of LRADs on American citizens. (Another One Bites the Crust)

Tyler reveals another enormous side benefit of his amazing weight loss journey: his high blood pressure completely vanishes. (344 Pounds)

Kate goes to a Volksfest in Germany and has the best time of her entire life. (Accidental Hedonist)

A touching anecdote about how Julia Child never let anything go to waste. (In the Kitchen with Dorrie Greenspan)

Dannon settles a deceptive advertising lawsuit on health claims of "probiotic" yogurt. (Bargaineering)

Recipe Links:
Dave shows us how to make the tastiest steak he's ever had: Sous Vide Steaks. (Food & Fire)

A seredipitous and exotic Moroccan Nectarine and Plum Chicken. (Christie's Corner)

Adam shows us how to make a Chocolate Souffle--and it's easier than you'd think! (The Amateur Gourmet)

A simple recipe for Homemade Playdough. I bet it tastes a whole lot better than actual Play-doh. Not that I've tried it of course. (Home Ec 101)

Off-Topic Links:
The Culturematic: anthopologist Grant McCracken lays bare the laughably simple mechanism behind almost all of our culture. A brilliant short essay. (Grant McCracken's Blog)

How NOT to suck at blogging. (Man vs. Debt)

A classic essay on the curse of having too much stuff. (

Grading the conventional wisdom on saving and investing. (Consumerism Commentary)

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The Messy Baker said...

Thanks so much for the shout out, Dan. Love your round up. So many interesting links.

Wish I'd found your blog earlier (and not just because you linked to me.)

Overt flattery - You the bomb!

Daniel said...

Hi Charmian, you are the greatest. I'm really glad you get value out of what I'm doing here. Thanks for the positive vibes!


Melissa said...

Ah yes, the Culturematic. I read that when you posted the link on FB, but forgot to come back and comment on it. Bloody brilliant. ;)

Daniel said...

Hi Melissa, that article by Grant McCracken is one of his very best in my opinion.