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Baking Soda to Reduce Acidity of Tomato Sauce

by Funwithfood about 11 years ago

Has anyone used baking soda to reduce the acidity of tomatoes in either tomato sauce or tomato soup? What was the ...


texaninnw commented about 3 hours ago

No red in bolognese

by newmarket2 about 19 hours ago

A few years ago we spent a short week in Bologna. As a foodie, I was very much looking forward to enjoying what many...

PSZaas commented about 3 hours ago

Limited/Unoriginal vegetarian choices in restaurants - why?

by AlexRast about 10 hours ago

A few trips over the last few days with some vegetarians have got me thinking about this seriously. There is, of cour...


Steve commented about 4 hours ago

Cost of lamb and it's popularity in the U.S.

by Ed2014 about 2 months ago

I love lamb chops and until about 2 years ago, I could buy them at the local grocery store for about $5/lb. Now the ...


acgold7 commented about 13 hours ago

Good frozen pizza

by 51rich 6 days ago

Just tried a table 87 frozen pizza. Admittedly as $$ as some local shops.They sell them cryovacked as a whole pie or ...


wincountrygirl commented about 14 hours ago

Cinque Terra/Florence: looking for Italian-brand canned tuna w/ cannellini beans in red sauce

by MyLovelyGourmet over 2 years ago

Searching for Italian-brand canned tuna with cannellini beans in red sauce I was in Cinque Terra, Italy some years...

jen kalb commented about 16 hours ago

Fermented WAY too much eggplant

by Chowemooshi 3 days ago

I got quite into fermenting this summer and got very carried away. I thought I'd ferment one eggplant for caponata o...


Chowemooshi commented about 18 hours ago

Tasting Menus - Do You Like Them? (And... ever NOT finished one?)

by MattHooper 4 days ago

Tasting menus are on my mind because I have a couple coming up (Momofuku Shoto, Alo). It's interesting that Tastin...

Charles Yu commented about 18 hours ago

Alert! Good avocados are back, at least at my Costco!

by mushroomaffairs 6 days ago

I've been back to buying avocados (both Port Chester, NY and Norwalk, CT stores) from Costco for the past two weeks n...


treb commented about 19 hours ago

"Just Whites" Deb-El - discontinued?

by thimes 5 days ago

So I wanted to make some royal icing this weekend so that some kids could decorate some cookies. . . . I have always ...


thimes commented about 20 hours ago

Layered Cheese With Walnuts

by MarkinLA over 10 years ago

I'm not a huge cheese guru, and I'm typically satisfied with what I can find at local ethnic markets, Trader Joe's et...


jennmicki commented 1 day ago

Regional Indian Food: Spicy Levels

by mialebven 2 days ago

Which regional Indian cuisine is the least spicy? Is there any that serve dishes that is not spicy at all?

hal2010 commented 1 day ago

Ordering Foods from Overseas

by charlesqw 1 day ago

I live in the US and see some interesting foods I can order from overseas. Are there any regulations that must be fol...

Ttrockwood commented 1 day ago

Is it safe?

by josephine 12 days ago

ok, I hate to ask....but.... Left some stuffed shells out in the car in a cooler with just some ice in a zip lock ov...


nannygoat commented 1 day ago

What's wrong with turkey?

by Heatherb almost 5 years ago

Mama called yesterday. She wanted my permission to serve roast pork instead of turkey at Thanksgiving. Turns out my e...


nannygoat commented 1 day ago

How do you define trashy?

by Quine over 6 years ago

A post here made me wonder: how do you define trashy? As in White trash cooking? Or do you have another definitio...

Teague commented 1 day ago

Favorite discontinued food items

by hamiltonheights about 2 months ago

What are some great discontinued food items that come to mind? I used to love Pepperidge Farm Capri cookies, and they...

masha bousha commented 1 day ago

Which soft flour is best for southern cooking? [split from Traditional Southern Cooking: Cookbooks thread]

by John Francis over 2 years ago

[NOTE: We've moved this discussion from the thread titled "Traditional Southern cooking - cookbooks?" at http://chowh...


MacGuffin commented 1 day ago

Food to eat while healing a sore throat

by free sample addict aka Tracy L about 8 years ago

I am trying to get over strep. I am tired of wonton soups, store made and canned soups, tea w/honey, hot cider,jello...


Peteray commented 2 days ago

How to eat umeboshi?

by UncleLongHair over 7 years ago

A friend of ours got us a small package of umeboshi as a present. These are small, pickled Japanese plums, apparentl...

ritabwh commented 2 days ago

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