CK Food Links--Friday September 19, 2008

Here's yet another selection of particularly interesting food-related links from around the internet.
Ten Spice Rack of Lamb at Chefs Gone Wild:
I had always thought of Rack of Lamb as a dish too far above my station, and I've never quite had the confidence to attempt it here at Casual Kitchen. But that was before I saw this exceptional post that clearly and deliciously explains exactly how to do it.

Easy Focaccia Bread at A Year in Bread:
I'm planning in the next couple of months to teach myself to bake yeast-based bread. Again, until now I've thought of it as an above-my-station kind of thing, but this simple recipe, from a blog dedicated to making a different kind of bread each month, might be the perfect one for me to start with. Readers, what were your first homemade bread-baking experiences? Were they successes or failures?

The Top 10 Food and Drink Hacks at
Time to bring back an all-time classic article. This one taught me how to open a beer bottle with a piece of paper, and it taught me (at least on a theoretical level) how to start a fire with chocolate and a can of Coke. Is there nothing chocolate cannot do?

Food, Frugality, and Fighting Brand Loyalty at CheapHealthyGood:
I'm heading once more back into the archives to bring out one of Kris's all time best posts, in which she writes about why food companies want so badly for us to be blindly brand-loyal and how we can fight back. A real treasure of a post.

The British One Hundred at Food Stories: They say the British kill their food twice: once when they kill it and again when they cook it. Here's a list of 100 quintessential British foods in a list that you can copy on to your own blog. Mark the foods you've tried, the foods you haven't yet tried, and the foods that you'd prefer to die before eating.

One Hundred Pushups
While we're on the subject of things, uh, denominated in hundreds, here's a fun project I've taken on recently. It's a workout plan, for both men and women, to train to do 100 consecutive pushups. I'm up to 45.


Kira said...

I got through Week 5 of 100 Pushups and more than doubled the number I was able to do consecutively. I don't know how long it would take me to get up to 100 but I was proud of my progress anyway. And when I do pushups at the gym, all the guys stare at me now like, "But you're a girl!"

Daniel said...

They're probably just jealous because you can do more pushups than they can. :)


Bethany said...

Hmm... maybe when I get past week 2of "Couch to 5K" I'll try push-ups next.

I think of you every time I use a garlic press.

Daniel said...

Go for it. You could even do them both in tandem--pushups will actually help you with running, believe it or not.

Good luck and thanks for your comment!


Anonymous said...

I'm just now reading this post. Now that it's December, how many push-ups did you get up to? Did you complete the challenge?

Daniel said...

Hi Lake,
Wow, blogging really does add an extra degree of accountability to your life, doesn't it? :)

But no, I haven't finished. Yet. I've had to restart a couple of times, thanks to quite a bit of traveling I did in October and November. Right now I'm at week four.

Thanks for reading!