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:

When High-Carb Diets Don't Work (November 2007)
I'll always thank Dr. Robert Haas and his exceptional book Eat to Win for teaching me the enormous benefits of a low-fat/high-carb diet. But this diet, which worked so well when I first took up running, broke down for me severely during marathon training. Here's why.

How to Make Your Own Inexpensive Sports Drink (November 2007)
This post will take you 15 seconds to read and it will save you hundreds of dollars over your lifetime. Never again overpay for heavily-advertised Gatorade or Powerade.

Reader Questions and Answers on Raw Foods and My Raw Food Trial (November 2009)
My widely-read raw food trial unleashed a slew of curious questions from readers wanting to know about the psychological and nutritional effects of the diet, how much extra it cost, what my food cravings were, and how much of a pain in the ass it was to cut up all those veggies. One helpful reader even warned me that my colon would blow. Um, it didn't, fortunately.

Four Final Conclusions From My Raw Foods Trial (November 2009)
My raw diet experience taught me quite a few surprising and unexpected lessons. Just one example: I will never look at food cravings the same way again.

Malcolm Gladwell Was Completely Wrong About Cooking (November 2009)
When it comes to cooking, don't believe a word of Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule. Read this post to learn how to become a good cook--and I mean a really good cook--in a matter of days.

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