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Staub Cast Iron

by GTJ 14 days ago

Hello. I hope to get some first-hand clues about the proper way to season these Staub pots when they arrive. I have used Lodge for years and though I never seasoned them properly at the start, over...


Duck confit for a large group

by intentionally 4 days ago

I’m hosting 50 or so people next month and was thinking about duck. I know breast would be easier to slice and serve (they’ll largely be standing), but was thinking if I confit I could do that ahea...


Cooking Thai food - three brief questions

by borisabrams 6 days ago

Hey! So a couple of quick questions i was hoping to get answered. Firstly, when it comes to making a curry paste, i dont have a mortar and pestle or a food processor. I do have a blender. O...

Panasonic Met-All Induction--A Review

by kaleokahu 9 months ago

I. Introduction This article reviews the 3500W all-metal commercial induction single-hob hotplate by Panasonic, which I believe is the first “all-metal” unit to hit the U.S. market. Where appr...


Nibbly bits for an evening meeting

by twodales2 6 days ago

Appetizers. Feeling overwhelmed. Evening meeting at my home tomorrow night. Wine and water will be the beverages. I'm making Trisha Yearwood's Charleston dip. It's hot, cheesy and topped ...

Help with selection: 9-12 quart stainless stockpot with steamer

by jp_over 1 year ago

Friends, I need a bit of help with finding / choosing a 9-12 quart stainless stockpot with a steamer insert. It needs to be capable of gas, induction and electric and dishwasher safe. Bran...


Beans not softened in crock pot after 12 hours!

by BucksMama 6 days ago

After reading all the previous comments (from 2015), I have decided to take my hard beans and soup out of crock and put into pot on stove and boil then let cool; if that doesn't work, I'll try the...

A Simple Stock-Simmering Question . . .

by CindyJ 11 years ago

Should the stockpot be covered or uncovered during the long simmer?

Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Spring Menus

Katie Nell
by Katie Nell 12 years ago

May 2007 Cookbook of the Month: Sunday Suppers at Lucques, by Suzanne Goin. Please post your full-length reviews of recipes from the section on the Spring menu items here. Please mention the na...

Lagostina Accademia Lagofusion - hybrid designs

by damiano 20 days ago

I've recently acquired a 22 cm Lagostina Accademia Lagofusion stock pot but couldn't really find a dedicated thread about this series. So here it is. Please ask your questions here and/or post abou...

Pelmenitsa (pelmeni maker/mold) in SF bay area?

by hannahmae 5 months ago

I'm in the market for a pelmenitsa (as below) - anyone know of a store in the bay that carries em? I want to support local stores while they still exist. I've tried Europa Express in SF out by O...

The humble wooden spoon

by seefoo 8 days ago

When I was a teen, I came across an entire magazine dedicated to the best 100 food things of the year. It was Saveur Magazine and it comes out around this time a year. I let the subscription expir...

Need pressure cooker advice NOW. Anyone on who knows how to cook with them?

by vvv03 8 years ago

I'm trying out my pressure cooker for the first time today. I'm currently making dried pinto beans and ham hocks. All the recipes call for about 55 mins of high pressure, but I soaked mine overnig...

Japanese cook books

by Peter Rossi 15 years ago

Can anyone recommend a definitive Japanese recipe book? I have bought the recent Harumi's Japanese Cooking and am disappointed with it - I wanted something more in-depth. It has recipes which seem ...

Aldi Dutch Oven--anyone have experience?

coney with everything
by coney with everything 12 years ago

We got the Aldi ad for next week in today's newspaper--they are advertising a "Crofton" 5 quart cast iron enameled Dutch oven for $30. Has anyone bought their cookware and have an opinion?

Instant pots?

by lagatta 2 months ago

Perhaps I should bring Ottawans in here as well, given the geekish Ottawan roots of this contraption! Does anyone here use one, or have any opinion on them?

Share your favorite YouTube cooking videos

by Rmis32 5 years ago

I've learned to make some dishes by watching cooking videos on YouTube. Do you have any favorite dishes or favorite chefs/home cooks that you follow on YouTube? Please share.

Looking for: Aplets recipe

by Scott_R 11 months ago

The stuff based on Turkish delight (lokum) sold by Liberty orchards, flavored with apple juice. Almost all of the recipes I've come across are based on gelatin, but Aplets get their texture from ...