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:

Trusting Your Own Taste in Wine and Food (May 2010)
When you follow advice and recommendations from seemingly objective food and wine "experts," you might think it helps you make better choices. In reality, however, you're building a habit of letting others do your thinking for you.

What's Your Take on Going Vegetarian? A Poll of Meat-Eating Bloggers (May 2009)
I asked a roundtable of my favorite bloggers to share their reasons for NOT going vegetarian. Read this post for some surprisingly blunt and honest talk about why going veggie isn't right for everyone.

Hawaii and its Love Affair with SPAM (May 2009)
Citizens of Hawaii consume more SPAM per capita than any other state in the US. They love it so much that in Waikiki they hold an annual street festival dedicated to SPAM. No lie.

A Simple Way to Beat Rising Food Prices (May 2008)
How would you like a simple idea that will cut your weekly food bill by 20-30% and increase the health and nutritional content of your diet? Oddly enough, lots of people push back against this hilariously easy to implement tip.

How to Make Pickled Beets (May 2007)
Visually stunning, easy to make and pretty darn cheap too. Oh, and delicious. One warning though: do not wear white while making this dish.

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