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:

Meat Versus Miles: Why Less Meat is Better Than Going Local (May 2010)
Yeah, sure, eating locally is a wonderful idea, and we should all be mindful of the transport costs implicit in the foods we buy. But there's one tweak you can make to your diet that will have a far greater impact--on both the environment and your pocketbook. I guarantee you'll be surprised by the data in this post, which comes from the exceptional book Cooking Green.

Seven Ways to Jazz Up Your Morning Eggs (May 2008)
Seven quick-and-easy suggestions of interesting and unusual ways to prepare eggs. Now you'll never get bored with nature's most efficient food! One my most popular posts from 2008.

Easy Recipe Ideas for Cinco de Mayo (May 2009)
A great list of 10 recipes (and three drink recipes!) for the Cinco de Mayo holiday, which celebrates Mexico's victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. And if you're wondering why the French don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo... well... you'll learn why in this post.

Chocoholics Anonymous (May 2007)
I first featured this post in a roundup of the Least Popular Posts of Casual Kitchen. Why am I sharing it here? I share it in the hopes that it will encourage those of you who are new to blogging to keep at it. Look: this post was typical of the mediocre quality of my material from my first year of blogging. And yet I stuck around, kept trying--and I got better. You will too.

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