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Japanese Dashi - any health dangers?

by thebutterhead 4 hours ago

I frequently make dashi using dashi sachets (love the Yamaki brand; looks like tea bags) and dried kombu. This makes...

paulj commented 1 hour ago

Sushi: Fingers or Chopsticks?

by antrobin 8 years ago

Do you eat sushi with your fingers or with chopsticks? All of the research I've done seems to indicate that sushi is...

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emu48 commented 1 hour ago

Please help me translate this Chinese menu item

by small h 9 days ago

A friend is trying to translate this for me and says Butt means clam, G means scallop, and So means Cantonese style. ...

dave_c commented 2 hours ago

What Were These Called?!

by opinionatedchef 12 hours ago

Driving me nuts. You know "oyster crackers"?- a tiny soda cracker that New Englanders often eat with chowder? Well in...

nannygoat commented 2 hours ago

The Miracle Whippification of Our Modern Mayonnaise World

by heavysnaxx 2 months ago

In the past few year,s I've found that commercially produced mayonnaise is tasting more and more like Miracle Whip to...

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ferret commented 3 hours ago

White/button mushroom = portobello?

by soniabegonia 6 years ago

I always thought they were different varieties but this says portobellos are mature white mushrooms. Is this true? ...

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emu48 commented 3 hours ago

Slightly stinky chicken... Am I crazy or is it okay?

by SocksManly 7 years ago

I have to admit, I'm a procrastinator of the highest degree. I end up letting stuff sit in the refrigerator for a few...

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emu48 commented 3 hours ago

Stuff you can't find in the South

by aebon 2 months ago

I'm putting together a snack package for a friend down south and I have a dilemma - I have no idea what they can't ge...

hotoynoodle commented 3 hours ago

ISO real Himalayan salt

by Wiley 20 days ago

I read on one source that if the pink salt does not say "Original Himalayan Crystal Salt TM then it's not genuine--an...

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emu48 commented 4 hours ago

Green chicken??

by mickie44 7 years ago

When deboning an organic chicken last night, I found the meat right next to and on both sides of the breastbone was l...

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emu48 commented 5 hours ago

Has Anyone Tried Horlicks Malted Milk Tablets (Recently)?

by TerriL 9 years ago

Is anyone familiar with this product? I remember having it as a kid, and just saw that it was available online. If an...

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ferret commented 5 hours ago

Aged beef - nasty looking yellowish areas?

by tangoking 4 days ago

I'm new to beef aging. I aged this roast for six weeks. There's some ochre-colored slightly nasty looking parts. See ...

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treb commented 5 hours ago

Why don't grocery stores sell green tomatoes?

by mushroomaffairs 4 days ago

I've never seen green tomatoes sold in any grocery store or farmer's market which is kind of odd considering how insa...

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Jussie commented 13 hours ago

Has a waiter addressed you rudely?

by purple5781 8 days ago

I am an African American man. My wife and I were out having lunch with friends who are of two different ethnicities. ...

QueenBeez commented 17 hours ago

What is swai fish?

by Angelina 3 years ago

I see this always in my supermarket (frozen and at Wegmans here in NJ) but I have no idea what type of fish or what i...

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ampalew58 commented 18 hours ago

Olive oil!

by CaptCrunch 6 days ago

Hello everybody! I've never really considered olive oil proper for cooking because I was always weary of its smoke...

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CaptCrunch commented 21 hours ago

RIP Chef Eric DiStefano of Coyote Cafe, Santa Fe, NNM

by ninrn 2 days ago

Sad news in New Mexico. Eric DiStefano, chef of Santa Fe's well-known Coyote Cafe, died yesterday, while at a weight...

fyfas commented 22 hours ago

The ridiculous price of raw chicken wings!

by miss_belle 2 years ago

$3.50 a pound. I just won't pay that. Sorry. Same thing at Christmas & New Years. Screw em.

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Querencia commented 23 hours ago

Unusual Fruits

by youngscrappyhungry 3 days ago

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

Ttrockwood commented 1 day ago

Japanese Ramen: Is it a Hype?

by Chemicalkinetics 9 months ago

Before we begin, I just want to say that we will be talking about real Japanese Ramen cooked to perfection, not $1 fo...

ritabwh commented 3 days ago

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