CK Friday Links--Friday October 9, 2009

Here's yet another selection of particularly interesting links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts and your feedback.

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Big Brother is watching us now: The FTC now can fine bloggers who don't disclose payments from companies or products they endorse. Apparently, fines can be as much as $11,000 per post. (WebProNews)

Yes, calories labeling laws actually do work. (The Atlantic)

A touching story of an Indian fasting custom that didn't go quite as expected. (A Life of Spice)

Stock your cleaning cabinet with a full range of home cleaning supplies--for under $25. (

In a beautifully written post, pro pastry chef Michael Laiskonis describes some of the eureka moments of his life as a cook. (Notes From the Kitchen)

Food prices could triple by 2050, thanks to climate change. (Food Navigator via @DanaMcCauley)

Banana art. (YesButNoButYes)

Recipe Links:
Really useful Sugar Cookie and Icing Tips. (The Hungry Housewife)

An exceptionally easy Pasta Fagioli recipe. (Italian Cooking Recipes)

An amazing Greek-style Rice Salad that looks both easy and inexpensive. (Kalofagas)

A glorious, beyond-awesome, low-flour Nutmeg Dusted Bittersweet Chocolate Cake. (cook eat FRET)

Homemade Tortillas and Black Bean Salsa. (Poor Girl Gourmet)

Off-Topic Links:
How to create your own luck. (Bit Rebels)

How to double your chances for success. (The Change Blog)

How to use "fastdrafting" to flesh out that novel you've always wanted to write. (Girl Meets Word)

For literature geeks only: A physics grad student stumbles onto Paradise Lost and decides to calculate exactly how high up Satan was when he was cast out of heaven. (Built On Facts)

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Alex Smith said...

Just wanted to point out that the flourless chocolate cake recipe isn't exactly flourless...

Daniel said...

Great point Alex, I'd be more accurate to describe it as "low-flour," wouldn't I? Thanks so much for the catch.


Unknown said...

THanks for including me!

Daniel said...

Any time Monica, your post was an exceptional one.


Melissa said...

The Indian fasting ritual was interesting to me. And whoops! ;P

I adored the article by Michael Laiskonis. I'm going back to read it again. These are the kinds of moments, the kind of things I think about... I am still learning so, so much, and in a way I feel lucky for that because I get to have surprises and novelties more often than most cooks I know.

Also, I cooked many new things this week, three I've never even tasted, and I felt positively radiant at the end of it all. :D

Thanks as always for the great links Dan!

Daniel said...

Melissa, thanks as always for your comment. As it is with most blogs, less than 1% of my readers leave comments, so I'm always looking for feedback on how I can improve my links posts, and whether the articles are of interest or relevant to readers. Thanks as always for sharing your input!!


Peter M said...

Thank you so much for the link-live...the rice salad is delish,easy and cheap!

FIONA said...

Lots to read and think about. Thanks for all the links.

Daniel said...

Peter, you are welcome. Your blog is excellent and I've learned a ton by reading you.

Fiona, thanks for the feedback! Glad you found value here.


Anonymous said...

Love that banana art!!! How creative. Just love it.

THanks for including my note on food prices even though I called you a math nerd earlier in the week.

Daniel said...

No worries Dana, I thought your "math nerd" comment was funny. I can take it. :) :) That article was a good one, and I thank you for pointing me to it!