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Pasta cooked 'al dente', am I the only one who doesn't like it that way?

by Reston 9 years ago

It seems that the preferred way to cook pasta is 'al dente', but I can't bring myself to make it that way. The textur...


Lizzie Sparrow commented 2 hours ago

What is this?

by rs12345 3 days ago

Does anyone have an idea on what kind of kitchen tool this is? I got it with a lot of other kitchen tools and utensil...


Steve commented 3 hours ago

Seattle-specific travel-friendly food or kitchenware gift

by nepenthes 3 hours ago

I'm going to a wedding of two chefs in New York. I'd love to bring them something they can't get at home, especially...

San Benedetto - Aqua Nepi Natural Effervescent Water - Italy

by double_i 4 hours ago

Hi Guys: I recently came back from an awesome italy trip. One thing I loved their was their natural effervescent ...


treb commented 4 hours ago

How important are online menus to you?

by jgradieoakes 4 years ago

I'm wondering when you look at online menus? Whenever you pick a new restaurant? When planning a trip? To pre-plan a ...

Motosport commented 5 hours ago

Grocery stores overcharging

by ChervilGeorge 4 days ago

What is going on with grocery stores? Is overcharging on a regular basis a business model? I live in San Francisc...

coll commented 16 hours ago

Creating Hot Cocoa - Your favorites?

by sarafinadh 21 hours ago

I hate coffee, like tea, but I love my cocoa. My family knows to not try to have a coherent conversation with me befo...

Ttrockwood commented 18 hours ago

Thermos funtainer help

by Zathrian 6 days ago

Hello, I need some advice. I bought a thermos funtainer 10oz for my kindergartener. I am having problems with noodles...


Autumm2 commented 23 hours ago

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Breville Smart Oven Air

by bachchick 1 day ago

I just bought this because I loved the Pro so much. Has anyone tried the air fry setting? Found good recipes? Have an...

Are parsnip tops/greens edible?

by Jen76 7 years ago

I planted parsnips last fall (live in Phoenix so our growing season is somewhat reversed) and just pulled 3 out of th...


namderf commented 1 day ago

Poking holes in hard-boiled eggs?

by The Pie Queen 15 years ago

I have been making a lot of hard-boiled eggs lately. I used to poke a little hole in one end, just because that's wha...


ferret commented 1 day ago

Chicken Croquettes a forgotten food from my youth........??????

by jrvedivici 4 years ago

I've been meaning to post about this but keep forgetting. When I was a kid one of my mothers staple "frozen" dinners ...


Querencia commented 1 day ago

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Help with Japanese ingredient

by MkFoodie4 2 days ago

Does anyone know what this is? I thought it was dried seaweed and onion, but when I added it to my miso soup it made ...

Hotel Room Cooking Hacks

by Bella1999 5 days ago

Thanks to Hurricane Harvey the Horrible, we will be living in a hotel room for almost 2 months at the least. My Inst...


Dogboa commented 2 days ago

I cannot eat "strangers'" food

by ttoommyy 7 years ago

Unless I know a person very well, I cannot eat something homemade by someone who is just a passing acquaintance, a co...

Multifoiled commented 2 days ago

Dugan's cupcakes

by Furmaniac 2 months ago

Dugsn's Cupcakes were the greatest cupcakes in the world. They were so different from today's cupcakes with soft fros...


kevrob commented 3 days ago

Crock pot food safety question (cooking pork shoulder)

by mrsmmm 9 months ago

This may be a dumb food safety question, but better safe than sorry I guess. I cooked a 4-5 lb pork shoulder in a...


janniecooks commented 3 days ago

How long should shredded chicken and chicken noodle soup last in the fridge?

by Crankyrobot 3 years ago

I ALWAYS do this. UGH. I froze about half of it, the rest, I had planned on eating, but didn't. We made it late on We...


jeffspezia commented 3 days ago

How do you eat your grits?

by PotatoHouse 4 years ago

my ex wife, the know it all, always made fun of me and claimed I was not a true Southerner because my favorite way to...

paulj commented 3 days ago