Retro Sundays

I created the Retro Sundays series to help newer readers easily navigate the very best of this blog's enormous back catalog of content. Each Retro Sundays column serves up a selection of the best articles from this week in history here at Casual Kitchen.

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This Week in History at Casual Kitchen:

Ten Rules for the Modern Restaurant-Goer (January 2007)
How to make the most of a restaurant experience. Be sure to enjoy the controversy that erupted in the comments section over tipping etiquette.

Fake Maple Syrup (January 2007)
In which I lampoon branded phony syrup for containing unpronounceable industrial ingredients like sodium hexametaphosphate.

How to Make a Mole Sauce: Intense, Exotic and Surprisingly Easy to Make (January 2008)
One of the all-time most popular recipes here at Casual Kitchen. One reader even calls this dish "magic sauce."

Six Cookbooks That Should Be the Foundation of Your Cookbook Collection (January 2009)
It's all too easy to have the cookbooks you buy sit on your shelf and waste space and money. Here are six that you'll use heavily.

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