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Sushi Chefs-do they have to be Japanese?

by foodlovergeneral 8 years ago

Do Sushi chefs have to be Japanese? Lau on chowhound had a lengthy post related to Yuba restaurant. He began with his skepticism about Chinese chefs making sushi (I believe he is Chinese) yet con...


Have to transport some frozen peanutbutter pie in 90 degree heat

by hjd1 14 hours ago

Hi, I have to bring a frozen peanut butter pie on about a 20 min bike ride. Any way of doing this w/o dry ice where it isn't a puddle?

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Pizza Pet Peeve - Do You 'Blot' the Top of The Pizza With a Paper Towel or Napkin?

by treb 2 months ago

With a lot of pizza being consumed these days, I've been with some folks who will blot the top of their pizza slice with a napkin or paper towel. There's one particular pizza that I order that ...


Food Safety - Frozen Meat

by jjohio 10 hours ago

Disclaimer - ever since I had kids I've become a psycho about food safety because I don't want to give my kids food poisoning then be up with a sick child all night lol. Alright so story. We got...


Any Good Coyote Recipes?

by zackly 2 days ago

A large coyote was just spotted in my neighborhood, a first. If they mess with my dog on our walk they might just become dinner:). Actually, my wife and I are both a little freaked.


Bastille Day, July 14th: time to think French...

by gutreactions 2 days ago

Will you be marking the day with some French favorites from your kitchen? Perhaps a meal out at a French bistro? I do enjoy the French culinary and we will be visiting a popular Gallic spot in our ...

What did you taste that was astonishingly good?

by mashemup 14 days ago

I spent an astonishing amount of time figuring out how to phrase the question. So it probably requires a little more explanation. The first time I had Tom Kha Gai soup, many years ago, I couldn’t b...


Food safety question

by sallyt 4 days ago

Hi - when returning from grocery shopping, I accidentally left 3 lbs of raw chicken breast on the floor of the kitchen for 2 hours. Kitchen was 75 degrees. The chicken was still cold when I put it ...


Slicing raw meat on a deli slicer

by duececity 2 days ago

Is it recommended to partially freeze raw meat before shaving it on a deli slicer?

Anywhere to get shish Barak, josh para, or manti

by ilnazn 19 days ago

I’m looking for somewhere in Vancouver that sells shish Batak/ manti, a type of dumpling similar to tortellini popular in the Middle East and Central Asia. Is there anywhere that sells it pre made ...

Subsitute for anchovies?

by Dipsy 17 years ago

I made a red pepper relish yesterday that called for anchovies. I omitted them because I don't like to force them on unsuspecting visitors. Alas the relish was mighty bland, even though it also ha...

The Unruly Taco: where do you draw the line?

by gutreactions 18 days ago

The other day were at a new Mexican restaurant and ordered 4 different tacos. They came out overstuffed with product. That's fine, they were darn good. Problem is eating them was an unwieldly proce...

Pandemic price increases: real or contrived?

by gutreactions 2 months ago

It is getting ridiculous out there! Go market shopping and you will find meat prices going north; cherries ranging from $2.99 to a whopping $14.99; artichokes, 2 for $3.99 to 1 for $4; rhubarb from...


Anyone Else Love Dried Parsley?

by zackly 5 days ago

Now, I love fresh Italian parsley but I rarely have it in the house, choosing instead to keep fresh cilantro on hand, although they are frequently not interchangeable. I've always thought of dried ...

Parmigiano Rind Olive Oil Bread Dip

by JoeBronxLA 11 days ago

I've been given an "ANCIENT" family recipe using Parmigiano Rinds, Garlic Cloves, Oregano, and EV Olive Oil to make infused Olive Oil Dip...should this dip age in the fridge or on a dark cupboard s...

Biscotti after a 1500 mile journey by car

by soccermom13 9 days ago

I'd like to make some biscotti at my home then: **package them one slice/cookie per wax paper bag **put the packages in a Tupperware container in our air-conditioned condo **drive the Tupperware...

Violet Mints

by tjfurio 9 days ago

Someone asked about small violet mints. In the Northwest they were made by Morrow's Nut House. I used to buy them in Portland. Unfortunately they are no longer available.

Peeled pearl barley vs pearl barley

by bloodboy 11 days ago

We are trying to cook the beef oxtail recipe in Nourishing Traditions and it calls for "pearl barley". What we found at the first store we went to is "peeled pearl barley", so we bought it. Aft...

Birch Leaf Oil?

by kim2001 27 days ago

I was looking at a recipe by Magnus Nilsson for a raspberry-beet dish. In the dish, the beets are seasoned with raspberry vinegar and birch leaf oil. I have seen birch leaf oil for aromatherapy or ...

Some form of profiling?!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 12 days ago

I went grocery shopping at Vaughan's, Yummy Market this morning and saw some ' Wild King Salmon Ikura ' for sale at $15.99 per 100 gm. Decided to give them a try and bought 200 gm. The lady serv...