CK Friday Links--Friday September 24, 2010

Here's yet another selection of interesting links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts and your feedback.

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How we all got it totally wrong with the evils of HFCS. (The Atlantic, via @DanaMcCauley)

A food writer learns the truth behind the statement, "if you get what your heart desires, it is good. If you don't, it is better." (A Life of Spice)

A hilarious story about Julia Child wanting to go to McDonald's for lunch. God, I love her. (Atlanta Dish)

How a former chef completely rethought all of her habits about menu planning and meal preparation once she took up serious home gardening. (Living the Frugal Life)

To marinate, or not to marinate? An intriguing post on more effective ways to impact tenderness and juiciness in meats. (Beyond Salmon)

Recipe Links:
How to make Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuits, along with some extra tips and tricks for the perfect high-rise biscuit. (Noble Pig)

Real, authentic Mexican Rice. (Spicie Foodie)

Off-Topic Links:
How a single (and later discredited) study caused all of us to make an erroneous connection between vaccines and autism. (The Last Psychiatrist)

On the virtues of slow driving. (Tiny Simplicity)

Why your ego fears silence, and why you should embrace it. (The Change Blog)

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Melissa said...

So much good stuff this week!

I like the article from A Life of Spice. This: "I posted a note about this philosophy on my blog and got a lot of comments. What a losing attitude, most said." threw me because my first thought when I read your link was "damn right!"

Funny story about Julia. I remember reading somewhere about how she loved the old school McDonald's when the fries were cooked in beef fat. Hehe. Right on, Julia.

The biscuits recipe looks delicious. Steve has been asking when I am going to take up biscuit making again. Well, it's autumn, so the time is nigh.

And I love the article from The Change Blog. That place of silence, the constant meditative state was something I got very close to for a while and then lost through self-poisoning. It is ever so surely coming back to me and it is beautiful!

Daniel said...

Melissa, thank you for the feedback. I have to say I'm grateful for your (and other readers') input on these links posts.

It's pretty clear that lots of people are reading (and presumably enjoying) the articles, but there are hardly ever any comments on these posts to indicate it. Don't get me wrong: I'm not complaining! This is a natural thing with links posts--they just don't generate a lot of comment activity, here or on other blogs.

But let me make sure all readers know: if you have feedback on these links posts, you can email me (see the link at the top of this post) or share your thoughts in the comments on what you'd like to see more of, or less of, in these posts.

Finally, one sidebar comment on why I do these posts in the first place: I do it of course to share interesting material with readers, but also to "pay it forward" and put readers in front of other excellent blogs that I think are worthly of larger audiences.

Way back in CK's early days a couple of high traffic blogs (The Simple Dollar and Cheap Healthy Good) linked to articles I wrote and those bloggers really helped put me on the map. I'll always be grateful, and this is my way of giving back.

You can do the same! If you see an exceptional article or site, pay it forward to that blogger and share the link with your readers.


Anonymous said...

I agree with Melissa. I clicked on all but one link!