CK Friday Links--Friday June 10, 2011

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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Is food photography in a rut? (Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach)

One of the all-time best reasons for not eating out: it takes at least as long as cooking at home. (Not Eating Out in New York)

There's no shame in being fat. (Rosine Caplot)

Ten summer entertaining tips I had to learn the hard way. (Ezra Pound Cake)

Recipe Links:
Yet another recipe that makes it socially acceptable to eat chocolate for dinner: Chocolate Turtle Bean Tostadas. (Marcus Samuelsson)

Wait: so you're saying I don't have to pay $4.50 a box anymore? Homemade Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies. (Baking Bites)

Easy, cheap and really interesting: Patatas Bravas. (Dad Cooks Dinner)

Off-Topic Links:
That thing you want to do? Take as long as you want to do it. (Rhiannon Laurie)

Why writers don't want to be normal. (C. Hope Clark)

A doctor discovers that burnout doesn’t just happen to us. We bring it on ourselves. (A Country Doctor Writes)

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AmandaLP said...

Okay, seriously? There are so many fat positive articles that you could have linked rather than that crap about shame and fat. Sure, there isnt any shame in being fat, it just means something is wrong with you, just like if you had cancer or depression or major issues.

Weight is completely independent of health. You are more likely to die from being underweight than obese, and it is crap pop psychology like that article that suggests that being "thin" is great because then you have no problems.

The article suggests that we work on healing ourselves. Which is awesome. Unfortunately, it suggests that if we are fat, then we still have issues, and that somehow our fat will magically disappear when everything else is resolved.

If you were going for more of the "inspirational" type of message, try , which discusses why you should get on with your life, rather than waiting until you are thin. Same "heal everything" message without the shame.

Daniel said...

Amanda, that's a totally valid point, and admittedly, it's a controversial article. That's why I included it.

Sometimes the articles that readers disagree with--or the ones that are just flat out wrong--are the ones that get them to think the most.


Melissa said...

I guess different points of view really do make the world go 'round because I popped over here specifically to comment on how much I looooooved that fat article. I commented on her page to tell her so. I will say here, as a short form, that I am in the process of losing the other half of the weight I gained all the years I was miserable and drunk but I am doing my damnedest to let my light shine regardless. And judging by my birthday party pictures from this year, it SHOWS. That's the important stuff.

I think to embrace the article, you also have to believe in the idea that being overweight is not ideal, period, which I do. I do not think I, or human beings in general, by design, are meant to be fat. So my extra weight shows that I let something run off the rails with me, on the inside. I don't just believe that in theory; I know it deep down. She's just saying "that's okay!" Recognize it and keep living. No shame.

Thanks for the link, Dan!

Marcia said...

I really liked the article about how long it takes to eat out. Totally true! I may choose to eat out now and then because I don't feel like cooking, but I don't fool myself into thinking it's because it will be faster.