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:

Stacked Costs and Second-Order Foods: A New Way to Think About Food Costs (August 2008)
One of the most popular and influential posts in Casual Kitchen's history, and part of my early efforts to apply my financial analyst background toward helping consumers get the most value out of the food they buy. This article explains the true nature of food costs, and it will help you slash your food bill.

Navy Bean and Kielbasa Soup (August 2008)
Right in the middle of the most humble cookbook I own was the most simple and delicious soup ever. This easy-to-make recipe costs a laughable 77c a serving.

How to Make Creole-Style Coffee (August 2009)
Use the rich, smoky sweetness of a secret ingredient to turn your regular cup of morning java into something truly special.

Bread Knife Giveaway and 20 Bread Recipes (August 2009)
Skip the dumb knife giveaway and read the comments to this post, where you'll find a huge list of at least twenty amazing bread recipes shared by CK readers. If you don't have time to go through all twenty, here are six top favorites culled from the list.

Let That Other Guy Pay! Saving Money in Two-Sided Markets (August 2009)
The "two-sided market" is a peculiar feature of the modern consumer-driven economy, and it offers savvy consumers surprising opportunities to save boatloads of money.

Road Eats Secrets: How to Find the Best Local Food When You're On the Road (August 2010)
Finding interesting and high-quality food on the road is frustrating, takes up precious travel time, and is generally more difficult than it should be. Here are out secrets to getting the best road eats, no matter where you are.

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