Friday, February 15, 2013

Batch of links

- Chef Curtis Duffy’s story of how cooking helped him escape a turbulent childhood, with a few interactive graphics like in that avalanche story. As much as I admire chefs like him, I’m also glad I didn’t marry a workaholic.

- 37 people who are worse at cooking than you. While some of these mishaps could be blamed on poor equipment or flawed recipes, there are also some pretty epic fails of human origin in there! And also, 20 hilarious Pinterest fails.

- A nice article about how social media help grow business for Jimmy Beans Wool, the company I buy most of my yarn from (I can’t say enough good things about them).

- In an ongoing tournament of cookbooks, a couple of bloggers I like reviewed two books with recipes for vegetables and confirmed my prior impression of Dirt Candy (i.e., the home cook won’t deal with that many steps, so while the recipes are engaging and all, they are not practical).

- Have you wondered how many people have been killed by guns in the U.S. since Newtown? As of today, the answer is 1,833 (see this awesome interactive map for details). And here’s an article titled Confessions of a Liberal Gun Owner that I found interesting. I’m sure I’ll stop talking about guns soon, or at least, I hope so.

- How Forks Gave Us Overbites and Pots Saved the Toothless, a really interesting read about how new technologies in cooking have altered human beings.

- Remember how you can get a tax write-off for being gluten-free? Well, now gluten intolerance has been classified as a disability. It’ll be interesting to see how the food service industry reacts!

- How to make an artful sandwich. There are some really good ideas in there!

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