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:

What's the Most Heavily Used Tool in Our Kitchen? Our Rice Cooker. (July 2008)
Skip the $183 computerized rice neuralizer and stick with the $29 simple rice cooker (you know, the one that actually won't break), and you'll have yourself a lifetime of perfect, idiot-proof rice. And with the extra tips in this post, you'll make back the cost of your new rice cooker in just a few months.

Favorite Food Photography Links (July 2008)
When I started Casual Kitchen, I had no absolutely no clue how to take food photographs. Here's a list of the best posts and sites that helped give me my education in food photography.

Does Healthy Eating Really Cost Too Much? A Blogger Roundtable (July 2009)
I asked a controversial question about obesity, poverty and the cost of healthy food to a roundtable panel of five authoritative food bloggers. They responded with provocative--and surprisingly blunt--answers.

Review: Cooking Green by Kate Heyhoe (July 2009)
It's rare to find an environmental book so full of creative thinking and so lacking in junk science. Cooking Green is an absolute joy to read, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in reducing the environmental impact of their kitchen and home.

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