Retro Sundays

A very Happy July 4th to my American readers!

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:

Glossary of Casual Kitchen Memes (July 2009)
Wondering what a first-order food is, what brand disloyalty is, or what the heck I mean when I say something is laughably cheap? A must-read post if you want to understand the idiosyncratic words, themes, phrases and ideas used here at Casual Kitchen.

Countdown: The Top Ten Best No-Alcohol Drinks (July 2009)
This post is for all you designated drivers out there--you deserve a little fun too. A follow-up post to my extremely popular Top Ten Alcoholic Drinks of Summer. Oh, and four of these ten drinks are guaranteed bartender-stumpers.

How to Make an Arrabbiata Sauce (July 2008)
You'd never guess that such a delicious and distinctive sauce can be so ridiculously easy and inexpensive to make.

The Garlic Press (July 2007)
I intially resisted using a garlic press, but this simple and inexpensive kitchen tool has saved me countless hours of prep time--and it's completely changed the way we use garlic in our food. Read this post to see how.

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