CK Friday Links--Friday March 23, 2012

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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Conclusive and hilarious proof that wine "experts" don't know any more than the rest of us. (Seattle Weekly)

Yes, hardships really can make life richer. (Bibberche)

Sugar is sugar is SUGAR! (Eating Rules) Related: How Food Companies Hide Sugar in Plain Sight.

Forget table sugar: learn how real maple syrup is made. (Christie's Corner)

Making sure you get a proper night's sleep. (Ombailamos)

Recipe Links:
Rewarding results for very little work: French Onion Soup. (Freestyle Cookery)

I'm Batman. And this is a Dark Chocolate Souffle Rising. (Tangled Noodle)

Spectacular! Stuffed Flank Steak with Paprika Potatoes. (Kalofagas)

Off-Topic Links:
My vow of silence. (High Existence)

Positive thinking is ruining everything. (Void Manufacturing)

How to deal with disappointment in your creative life. (Katy Bourne, via Arindam Basu)

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chacha1 said...

What a great batch of links, today, Dan. I'm honored to be in this company. Thanks!

Re: Seattle Weekly: "la merde promptly hit le ventilateur" - LOL. Oh I just bet it did.

I have had delicious wines at every price point, made almost everywhere wines are made. I have had a few I would call "extraordinary" (and those happened to be highly-rated and expensive, and thus rare occurrences since my usual wine budget runs to Gnarly Head.)

I prefer to think of wine as a quotidien pleasure. It's to be quaffed with giddy abandon *at least* as often as it is sipped and analyzed. So really, the $10 bottle is always my favorite.

Daniel said...

Me too Chacha. With wine, what did it for me was doing some blind tastings with friends where almost nobody could tell much of a difference across price points.

One time a group of four of our friends did a blind tasting of Chiantis. We tasted a $40 Chianti against a $12 Chianti. This time, we actually COULD tell which one was more expensive, but everybody still preferred the lower priced one!

It was that day that I stopped letting high prices signal quality with wine.


PS: That sleep post you wrote was excellent. Thanks for putting it out there.

Matt @ SpoonMatters said...

Nice collection this week. I especially love the one about sleep, and I'm bookmarking the vow of silence for a later review.

Daniel said...

Glad to hear it Matt, thanks for the feedback.