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:

How to Make Fried Rice (March 2007)
One of my very first truly popular "Laughably Cheap" meals. One of my most searched-for posts in the early years of Casual Kitchen.

Cookbook Exploitation: How to Get More Mileage Out of Your Cookbooks (March 2008)
April is "Cookbook Exploitation Month," in which readers engage in the cruel and barbaric practice of choosing one underused cookbook from their kitchen and exploiting it for all it's worth. Here are some tips for finding great recipes that you already own!

The Dinner Party: 10 Tips to Make Cooking for Company Fun and Easy (March 2008)
If you do things right, you can cook an entire multi-course dinner for four to six people for less than your portion of the check if you went out to eat. This post will show you how.

The Problem with Government Food Safety Regulation (March 2009)
There are common, predictable and recurring problems that occur with all regulatory bodies--and this includes our Food and Drug Administration here in the USA. Read this post to see what you can do about it.

Recommended Reading for A Good Wine Education (March 2009)
Interesting in learning about wine? This post will get your oenological education off on the right, um, foot.

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beth said...

I've decided to do my own Cookbook Exploitation Month and am off to an okay start: I've used to recipes, but I've modified both. Just thought I'd let you know I've taken on the challenge, even though it looks like you're not doing it this year!

beth said...

(I've used TWO recipes, sheesh. sorry for the typo.)

Daniel said...

I'm due to put up a post on the theme again this month Beth, but since we're on the road in Chile this April, yes, I will have a hard time exploiting my cookbooks back home in New Jersey! But that's not an excuse to not encourage my readers to exploit THEIR cookbooks. :)