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Ground Beef: Are my taste buds getting too old, or does Ground Beef have little taste compared to apprx 20 years ago?

by sylvan 4 years ago

After all these years, I suddenly remembered having to skim fat off the ground beef when I made pasta sauce with it. ...

coll commented 4 hours ago

Finding Saltpeter for Corning Beef or whatever

by Bada Bing 4 years ago

This is a tangent from a thread that I started when looking into how to corn my own beef: http://chowhound.chow.co...

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biochemist1952 commented 5 hours ago

What is side meat?

by chocolatetartguy 6 years ago

I was watching an old episode of The Fugitive and a hill folk granny offered Richard Kimble a meal of side meat, bis...

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Querencia commented 6 hours ago

What is the difference between cream of tomato soup and tomato bisque soup?

by Riatta 8 years ago

I love tomato bisque soup and I'm looking for a good, easy recipe. I hate cream of tomato soup. I don't know how they...

robbenn69 commented 8 hours ago

Chinese vs Italian Pine Nuts (pignoli)..big price difference. Taste difference?

by erica 10 years ago

The Italian ones are quite expensive in the Manhattan shops I visited recently. (Fairway; Buon Italia, etc) Chinese ...

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JayeDeete commented 9 hours ago

Wedding venues query

by sonniu 5 days ago

Hi, Are there any venues outside of community centers that allow you to bring your own alcohol?

LotusRapper commented 10 hours ago

Keeping soup hot during event

by ROBOMAC 9 days ago

Was hoping someone might have some advise as to how to go about keeping our soups hot during a gathering. We will lik...

hotoynoodle commented 11 hours ago

Is 'love' an actual ingredient in cooking or baking?

by gutreactions 17 days ago

According to the Food & Drug Administration, it is not. They actually sent a warning letter to Nashoba Brook Bakery i...

nofunlatte commented 11 hours ago

Can Dried Beans Go Bad?

by pixelrn 10 years ago

I found a couple of bags of dried beans in my kitchen and they are past the expiration date. I always thought that dr...

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Franceskelly commented 1 day ago

Bad tasting avocados recently?

by Rick 6 years ago

We were eating 3 avocados a week in the summer, and if I recall correctly they were hass avocados from Mexico. Now t...

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RockyRonnie2 commented 1 day ago

Why is ricotta cheese so expensive now?

by mushroomaffairs 5 days ago

I love ricotta cheese and sweet ricotta desserts, I used to buy big containers of ricotta cheese for $1.99 or 2/$4 wh...

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zackly commented 1 day ago

WARNING! Tilapia sold as red snapper (Izumidai) in sushi restaurants.

by paizley 2 years ago

WARNING! Tilapia sold as red snapper (Izumidai) in sushi restaurants. It comes from Chinese fish farms. Also many res...

paizley commented 2 days ago

Is a kcal = to a calorie?

by twodales 9 years ago

When I buy European food the food charts are in kcals. Are these equal to calories? Thanks.

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GH1618 commented 2 days ago

Magic Themed Party for Adults

by graggle 17 days ago

I am a catering chef and one of my clients is looking to host a "Magic Themed" Dinner for 300 employees. I've grown u...

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graggle commented 2 days ago

Uses for Blue Corn flour?

by Cflower5 6 days ago

I bought some blue corn flour (not cornmeal) in Santa Fe. I thought I could make cornbread with it but after looking ...

paulj commented 3 days ago

The best (store bought) hot dog buns

by iheartcooking 5 years ago

What are the best hot dog buns? And where can I find em? Are there hot dog buns out there that can stand up to chili...

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SeltzerGal commented 4 days ago

How to use a souse or head cheese mold?

by Modemac 4 months ago

I recently acquired a vintage cast iron head cheese mold: a scary looking bust of a pig's head, about eight inches ac...

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circe801 commented 4 days ago

Boiled peanuts

by Chew on That 9 years ago

I was reading a blog post on boiled peanuts. Has anyone ever done this or tried them? They called them "Vietnames...

TroyTempest commented 4 days ago

In Search of Individual Cheese Fondue

by cajungwailo 7 days ago

Emmi is one of the largest fondue makers - out of Switzerland. They also make the "Gerber" brand. They make, and sell...

cajungwailo commented 4 days ago

Thinner version of V8 juice

by Prav 6 years ago

I remember seeing/drinking a new "formulation" of V8 (the original, all-veggie kind) that wasn't so thick and pulpy. ...

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fstiteler commented 4 days ago