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. As always, please feel free to explore CK's Recipe Index, the Best Of Casual Kitchen page and my full Index of Posts. You can also receive my updates at Twitter.
This Week in History at Casual Kitchen:

How to Make Fried Rice (March 2007)
Shortly after I first ran it, this post made Google's front page for "how to make fried rice." This hilariously cheap and hilariously easy recipe will be a smash hit in your home. I guarantee it.

The Dinner Party: 10 Tips to Make Cooking for Company Fun and Easy (March 2008)
If you do things right, you can cook an entire multi-course dinner at home for four to six people for less than your portion of the check if you go out to eat. Read this post to find out how.

The Problem with Government Food Safety Regulation (March 2009)
One of my first posts on food politics, where I explain the lifecycle of industry regulations, and why--at times--our food regulators are rewarded for their incompetence.

Recommended Reading for A Good Wine Education (March 2009)
Really, the best way to learn about wines is to drink more. But I have a hunch you'll find the resources in this post to be pretty useful too.

Hamburger Corn Pone Pie (March 2010)
One of the first recipes I copied from my Mother's recipe filebox when I moved out on my own and an all-time favorite in our home. You will love this recipe.

Eight Myths About Vegetarians and Vegetarian Food (March 2010)
In which I make several offensive jokes while trying to bridge the gap between veggies and meat-eaters. This was one of my popular posts from 2010, and it was picked up by the food website Fooducate and became a runaway favorite there too--although probably thanks less to my brilliant writing and more to the accompanying photo of Pamela Anderson dressed in a couple of cabbage leaves.

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Melissa said...

I really needed that dinner party article. I will be hosting my first official one in May for my birthday. I will have two people here a little early to chat and to help, if needed (Amy from Very Culinary is one of 'em heeeeee). But I am still debating about what to make and already plotting out schedule, logistics in my head. *Nervous* Anyway, good timing for me with that retro link. Stuff to ponder. :)

Daniel said...

I'm happy to provide the synchronicity Melissa!! :)