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A home cook's go-to resource, Chowhound has discussions on recipes, techniques, cookbooks, and so much more.
Discuss chow in general, including personal preferences (ketchup or mayo on fries?), national cuisines, discontinued products, and other sundries.
Discuss national grocery chains, local supermarkets, liquor stores, and specialty vendors like butchers, bakeries, and farmers' markets.
Offer advice on cookware, appliances, and kitchen gadgets, including knives, blenders, rice cookers, frying pans, toaster ovens, and roasting pans.
Weigh in on TV shows, blogs, podcasts, magazines and newspapers, recipe sites, and any other food-related media that's out there.
Kosher food, kosher restaurants, kosher travel options and hotels, kosher packaged foods—get the lowdown on it all, and be sure to add your own kosher tips!
Get tips on where to buy coffee beans or loose-leaf tea, how to make the best espresso or chai, who has the best afternoon tea or cappuccino, and other caffeinated topics.
For those between-meal issues.
Share, or get the benefit of, wine expertise on Chowhound. Discuss tasting notes, wine pairings, varietals, producers, and more.
Read what Chowhounds have to say about distilled spirits—flavors, brands, recipes, recommendations—and share your own boozy insights.
Share your thoughts on national and regional chains like Starbucks, Taco Bell, McDonald's, Five Guys, Olive Garden, Pizza Hut—you get the idea.
Discuss food- and drink-related events like wine fests, whiskey fests, fermentation fests, cultural fests, and food truck fests, plus state fairs, bazaars, and pig roasts!
Join Chowhounds to discuss craft beer, homebrewing, microcider, sake, and everything in between.
Discuss food subscription services, delivery apps for groceries and meals, restaurant reservation sites, and mail-order services.
Discuss favorite cheeses, moldy cheeses, storing cheeses, what to eat with cheeses—anything and everything related to cheeses!
Discuss all things related to proper manners and entertaining guests, including table linens, host gifts, tipping, how to behave in the grocery store, and RSVP etiquette.
Get advice on growing herbs, lettuces, tomatoes, beans, peppers, and anything else you want in your vegetable garden. Plus advice on pests like snails, beetles, and ants.
See what Chowhounds have to say about Oreo cookies, Entenmann's cakes, bottled salad dressing, frozen pizzas, bouillon cubes, candy, potato chips, and so much more.
Find tons of vegetarian and vegan recipes, debate the merits of veg/vegan products, and get tips on vegetarian/vegan options for BBQs, toddlers, dinner guests, and more.
Share your thoughts on gluten-free, lactose-free, nut-free, allergy-specific, Paleo, raw, high-fiber, Weight Watchers, and strict low-carb diets, among others.
Master summer entertaining with tips from Chowhound on the best techniques, equipment, and recipes for barbecuing, smoking, and grilling.
Food often involves travel—or vice versa. And travel often involves planes, trains, and automobiles. Plus hotels. And resorts. And cruises. Find Chowhound's best travel tips here.
Find out about food-related Kickstarter campaigns, as well as food-related surveys and market research requests you might want to respond to.
A new Chowhound community dedicated to issues surrounding healthy eating. Topics include supplements, cleanses, pre- and post-workout meals, and portion size.
A spot for users to report technical issues, as well as make suggestions for new features they'd like to see on Chowhound.