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 Food Companies Hide Sugar in Plain Sight (September 2009)
One of my early "expose posts" about a common labelling trick that makes food appear to contain less sugar than it actually does. See this post also for an extensive list of ingredients that are essentially sugar hiding under different names.

Ask Casual Kitchen: Advice for a New Blogger (September 2009)
Five critical pieces of blogging advice that will help you avoid all the mistakes I made in Casual Kitchen's early years. One of my most popular posts from last year.

Why Spices Are a Complete Rip-Off and What You Can Do About It (September 2008)
Why are spices so punitively expensive in your grocery store? This post explains exactly why. Several high-traffic blogs picked up this article, including MSN Money.

Boiled Peanuts: Foods You Only Have to Try Once (September 2007)
When we stumbled onto a can of boiled peanuts in North Carolina that, helpfully, said WARNING: MAY CONTAIN PEANUTS on the label, we thought we'd be in for an interesting new culinary experience. Well, it was interesting all right.

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