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:

Shrimp in Tomato Sauce: Middle Eastern Cuisine (July 2007)
An easy recipe that combines basic ingredients into something so exotic tasting that you'll be shocked you made it in your own home. An all-time favorite recipe here at Casual Kitchen.

Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips (July 2008)
Once you make these, you will never go back to industrially-manufactured chips again. I promise you.

Guess What? We Spend Less Than Ever on Food (July 2009)
This post tells a striking tale about food costs today compared to our grandparents' era. Interestingly, many readers didn't really want to hear the message of this article, despite the compelling data. An extremely controversial post that ended up being picked up by the New York Times as well as several economics blogs.

African Peanut Stew (July 2009)
My favorite recipe from my favorite new cookbook, Almost Meatless, a book I wrote a rabidly positive review of last year. A delicious, flexible and laughably cheap dish.

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Melissa said...

I didn't realize that article got linked in NYT. Awesome.

Also, re. the tortilla chips? I believe you. Because I haven't. Thanks for changing that for me!

Daniel said...

Happy to hear it Melissa! They are delicious aren't they? We started to get partial to homemade chips spiced with cinnamon. Why hasn't Tostitos come up with that one already? :)