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:

Why Spices Are a Complete Rip-Off and What You Can Do About It (September 2008)
Why are spices so punitively expensive in your grocery store? It has less to do with supply and demand--and more to do with the complete lack of fair competition. One of my most popular posts of that year.

Ask Casual Kitchen: Advice for a New Blogger (September 2009)
Five critical pieces of advice to help you avoid all the dumb mistakes I made in Casual Kitchen's first few years.

How Food Companies Hide Sugar in Plain Sight (September 2009)
There's a surprisingly common labelling trick that food companies use to make their food appear to contain less sugar than it actually does. Read this post and protect yourself from being misled.

Told to Eat Its Vegetables, The New York Times Wrings Its Hands (September 2010)
How the New York Times encourages readers to give their power away to the food industry by repeating old, tired and untrue tropes about food. My readers do not wring their hands.

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