Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Michael Pollan of The Omnivore’s Dilemma Tenth Anniversary Edition

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Grinding brown sugar to minimize clumping

by Rustyjoe 25 minutes ago

Any ideas on grinding brown sugar? Tried a blender, took it back and swapped for coffee grinder. The coffee grinder w...

Melanie Wong commented 9 minutes ago

Bringing food through customs

by collardman 2 days ago

I've seen a few past threads that weren't too clear on this, as is the online regulations that ban importing "meat". ...


Indy 67 commented 26 minutes ago

Manhattan food landscape

by chloehk 44 minutes ago

I lived in NYC 10+ years ago, and moved back again 2 years ago. In the interim SF and Hong Kong. In both those plac...

Unusual Fruits

by youngscrappyhungry 4 months ago

I'm very lucky to live near a grocery that sells international items. I'm interested to try some of the fruits there,...


JB7979 commented 1 hour ago

Dinner party gone awkward

by matchapopcorn 1 day ago

I decided to edit out specific details from this post to avoid possible social faux pas in the future. So this we...


beevod commented 2 hours ago

Are scotch bonnets and habanero really the same thing?

by adamclyde 11 years ago

I've read both - some say they are the same, some say they are different, but make good substitutes for eachother. I ...


Simon commented 3 hours ago

What spice immediately matches a country? Signature Flavors?

by MidwesternerTT 4 days ago

Musings of a home cook - Tonight I added dashes of cumin to an oven chimichangas recipe because we've "discovered" ...


Michaelspont commented 5 hours ago

Servers who ask if you need change...

by kali43 8 years ago

Had an experience at a rare lunch out with my husband today and would love to hear others' opinions about this. Went ...


Steve commented 9 hours ago

Semi science question: Re crisp chips?

by hudsonvlley 1 day ago

Please suggest how to re-crisp yummy (beet) chips, without turning on the oven. Love these chips but they lost the...


hudsonvlley commented 9 hours ago

Is anyone a member of David Rosengarten's Fresh-pressed Olive Oil club?

by loveevoo 7 years ago

I had heard about this club some time ago, and recently started to look back into it. It's not cheap ($100 per quarte...


nancylouin2002 commented 11 hours ago

Roe in Canned Sardines? Is this weird

by veebee 10 years ago

Ok, Opened a can of Porteguese sardines and was happily eating away until a little pocket of eggs popped out of the b...


vee105 commented 14 hours ago


by snuckers 12 years ago

attention Georgian hounds: What is jonjoli? I bought some for a Georgian friend but later tried various search engi...


tbili commented 21 hours ago

Tasty hot sauce

by Charlie87 2 days ago

I was told to limit my sodium intake due to heart issues so I turned to hot sauce. 150 to 200 is on the high side for...


Charlie87 commented 21 hours ago

Japanese spices/extracts/kitchen knickknacks

by spatel99 2 months ago

Hello! Headed to Tokyo in t-2 days. Wondering if any Chowhounders have any suggestions for "must bring back to US" fo...


slew commented 1 day ago

Does anyone really LOVE sous vide?

by Big Eater 5 years ago

In talking with my food-loving friends, we've all concluded that food cooked sous vide is uniformly ghastly, especia...


murmbles commented 2 days ago

What is the best brand of plain nonfat yogurt?

by omotosando 9 years ago

Okay, I have decided to kick the sugar habit. No more flavored yogurt for me. I have been told to lower cholesterol...


badmiyagi commented 2 days ago

Has Anyone Ordered from Omaha Steaks?

by tomaneng 9 years ago

We have to get a food gift for a couple who are both homebodies and hardcore grillers. Is it worth it?


NeilAndVoid commented 2 days ago

Any memories of "poor people food" from your childhood that you still crave?

by QueenDairy 4 years ago

My mother was amazing, raising three children all by herself. We were very poor, but simple and happy. I have very fo...

vikingkaj commented 2 days ago

Does OLD BAY SEASONING, from Macormick, contain any msg-like artificial ingredients for enhancing its flavour?

by hae young 7 years ago

hi! i once cooked 1 pound hamburger patties after seasoned them with 2 tasp of the old bay seasoning, made by mcormi...


PSRaT commented 3 days ago

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