CK Friday Links--Friday February 22, 2013

Links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts.

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I counted at least ten logic fallacies in this defense of New York City's large-soda ban. (Food Politics). [Readers, stay tuned: I'll discuss this article further in Tuesday's post]

The essential guide to Europe's large--and growing--horsemeat scandal. (The Guardian) You might want to save this link for last. Blech!

Recipe Links:
A sinfully delicious Flourless Chocolate Cake. (Brown Eyed Baker)

The easiest Sausage Pepper and Onion recipe ever. (No Fear Entertaining)

Off-Topic Links:
An excellent explanation of how to manage breathing and footstrike cadence while running. (Happy Healthy Cook)

What retirement means to me. (Early Retirement Extreme) Bonus post: Rethinking the word "Retired."

A blogger falls for her own hype. (Get Off My Internets)

Thinking through your own reactions to when others are disrespectful to you. (Owlhaven)

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Stuart Carter said...

I would rather eat horsemeat than meat that is contaminated with e. coli, etc.

(The problems caused by e. coli and c. diff will hit way more people than those affected by 'bute'. The shockhorrorgaspflail about the horse meat seems to be focused on its being *horse* rather than cow, which I take issue with. Meat is meat.)

Daniel said...

Good thoughts Stuart. I think also there are many people who get super, super emotional about even the subject of horsemeat.

I remember several years ago, Dana McCauley, a Toronto-based food blogger, wrote an innocent post about the horsemeat industry in Canada (in the USA horsemeat is banned but in Canada it's apparently a small industry). Within a week of running this post she got something like 300 angry, visceral comments from horse lovers who couldn't handle the cultural convention of eating horsemeat.

I think that general cultural sentiment is one of the drivers behind this controversy.