CK Friday Links--Friday October 22, 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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We passed a tipping point with processed food without realizing it. (Eating Rules)

How to say no to a food pusher. (Dietriffic)

Why you never, ever need to worry about sulfites in the wines you drink. (1 Wine Dude)

One particular Los Angeles resident is pissed at the Michelin Guide. (OC Weekly, via Alosha's Kitchen)

Recipe Links:
An easy and delicious recipe from my favorite Colombian food blog: Chicken Stew with Beer/Pollo Estofado en Cerveza. (My Colombian Recipes)

A simple, seasonal Pumpkin Soup. (Chow and Chatter)

A laughably easy Smoky Tomato and Chickpea Soup. (Christie's Corner)

Off-Topic Links:
Unsolicited book recommendation of the week: Devil Take the Hindmost by Edward Chancellor. I'm currently re-reading this exceptional history of market manias, crashes and bubbles. Learn and apply the lessons in this book, and you'll avoid getting crushed by the next market crash.

The less we rely on subconscious, advertising-based connections to consumer products, the better. (The Simple Dollar)

Watching TV has its benefits: it excuses you from the responsibility of having an informed opinion. (Seth's Blog)

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Diane said...

That dietriffic site is pretty annoying. I had to put up with three successive pop-ups trying to push "free" diet books on me and get me to sign up for stuff from their site. For an article on how to say to no "pushers" that was pretty darn ironic.

Daniel said...

Apologies for that Diane and thanks for the feedback.

While there was a mini pop-up toolbar on the bottom of that site, I didn't see any other pop-ups--either when I initially found the post and just now when I rechecked it.

That being said, for me, one popup is okay (I know bloggers need to pay some bills once in a while), but three is obviously too many. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.


Diane said...

Maybe it's my browser then? Not sure, but very glad you and others may not have had the same problem.

wosnes said...

I had the same experience at Dietriffic as Diane.

I do have a problem with sulfites. I don't get a headache, but by the time I'm halfway through a glass of (most) wine, I sound like I have the world's worst cold. So far, it's no worse than that.

chow and chatter said...

thanks so much for the mention Daniel very sweet of you Rebecca

Melissa said...

Great Michelin letter from Dave eh? I like Dave... but you already know I don't like one of his cohorts. ;)

The TV post reminded me of how I caught just 10 minutes of the news the other night on TV - really, this never happens, thank god - and they were talking about Prop 19, pros and cons. They decided to talk about how the majority of marijuana arrests in southern California are young blacks and Latinos.

I'd like to know how many people watching that stopped to critically think about this and realize that the statistics are what they are not because more blacks and Latinos smoke marijuana - ain't true anyway - but because blacks and Latinos are the ones the cops pull over more and question more and tail more and thus get caught with it.

This backwards presentation of cause and effect - one is really the other - happens in the news so often. It made me want to bang my head against something.

Daniel said...

Wosnes, thanks for letting me know. I tried it again and STILL didn't have the multiple pop-ups, so maybe it's a browser setting then.

Chow and Chatter: no, thank you! What a great recipe.

Melissa: Don't bang your head against something! :) Instead, keep raising this issu--here, elswhere and on your blog too. The more we help make people aware of this, the more we'll all benefit.