Lucky Dip – Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

We happily pay for cookbooks and food magazines – so why do we expect recipes to be available for free online? One woman stands up and asks to be paid for her work developing recipes and gets hit with a tidal wave of backlash. Seriously people, the internets isn’t going to be free forever. [Will Write for Food]

What’s that? Your life is inconvenienced and you have to cook on a hot plate while you renovate your dream kitchen? Boo hoo, life is so unfair to you! [Globe and Mail]

And a reminder – the big fancy kitchen won’t necessarily make you a good cook. [Toronto Star]

Coffeehouse rules – draconian or logical? (Seriously, pre-ground coffee is a bad thing.) [Village Voice: Fork in the Road]

5 things you probably don’t want to hear from your restaurant server. [Eatocracy]

How to cook an egg. 5 chefs explain. [Globe and Mail]

There is a shitstorm going on in the US where Yum!Brands (KFC, Taco Bell) is lobbying state governments to be allowed to accept food stamps – the same food stamps that some states wanted to prohibit being used for soft drinks at supermarkets. [The Atlantic]

Radish pods. Who knew they were tasty? [Globe and Mail]

Yep, it’s true, Sam Sifton is officially moving on. Restaurants all over New York City remove his photo from their kitchen walls. [Eater]

Oh, ramen noodles, where would we be without you? [Globe and Mail]