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Gov. Cuomo wants to expand alcohol sales at movie theaters...

by gutreactions 12 days ago

As part of his State of the State message, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is proposing expanded alcohol sales at movie theaters. Sipping a craft brew or a glass of wine while watching a hit film sou...

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Kitchen Genealogy

by Querencia 1 month ago

My observation is that immigrant families cling to cooking longer than to any other bits of their original culture---when language and religion are lost, they still cook a few of the old dishes eve...

What are you looking to try in 2020?

by burgeoningfoodie 17 days ago

A new year and new places to try (even ones that haven't been created). For those that are still standing or imminent, what places in our area are you looking forward to trying? How about in the ...

What gives some red meats that horrific "smell/aftertaste"??

by cups123 11 years ago

Does anyone know what I am talking about? I don't eat lamb for the reason that is has that awful smell/aftertaste that lingers in your mouth. Sometimes when I buy beef, however, it has the exact sa...


Do you prefer beef or lamb?

by Smokeydoke30 3 days ago

I'm reading through this old Chowhound post and people are saying that lamb tastes like farts and tastes disgusting. Does anyone else experience this? I'm always surprised when people describe what...

Is mutton making a comeback in the US?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

" . . . Still, McGuire, Kennard and other champions for mutton say the meat has a lot to offer and that rebranding, re-education and investment in small processing plants are needed to create new b...

Can You Recall A Taste?

by ElsieDee 8 years ago

Had an interesting conversation with my SO the other day and I've been pondering something ever since. He basically said that he doesn't have a memory for "taste". He can remember what something lo...


New Info for the Dordogne

by dave11743 4 days ago

Have another divisible by ten birthday birthday coming up and will celebrate in the Dordogne/Lot in July. Most of the posting on here for the are 6 to 10 years old with no recent entries. Anyone ha...

Olive and Cream Cheese Sandwiches a Baltimore Only Treat?

by placidothecat 10 years ago

My grandma used to make them for me, and I see them on the menu at some old school style delis downtown. My question: is this culinary delight a local Baltimore phenom, or is it more widespread?


Need help with cookie identification from the past

by dustinc_70655 4 days ago

Hello all, I'm trying to find the name of a cookie that I enjoyed as a kid in the 80's/90's. It's a small brown cookie about the size of a quarter, crunchy in texture. There was a circular swirl pa...

Winter scurvy

by fionasit 12 days ago

Seasonal fruit and veg are not available here in the Midwest. Once in awhile I see a lovely color on a vegetable and then I buy it. For the most part frozen veg, limited fruits are consumed. This r...

Food & Dining Resolutions 2020!

by gutreactions 20 days ago

We all start off strong. I will do this, or I will not do that. But we do try, don't we? What New Year's resolutions: food, dining out, eating, dieting, are you thinking for 2020? For myself, wheth...

Lamb 'o-bone' chops??

by cacao 3 years ago

Where I live in the SW. there is a common grocery chain, "Sprouts". They carry some sort of lamb chop they call 'o bone chops' and I think they made that name up :) I bought some, and I ought to ...

In Search Of A Cooking Class For A 50th Birthday Present In Manhattan Or Brooklyn

by sgny 8 days ago

Looking for a cooking/baking class in Manhattan or Brooklyn for a 50th Birthday present. I know and have been to DeGustibus at Macy’s so looking for something different. Thanks.


Winterlicious and Open Table

by rsvp7777 5 days ago

Okay, so Winterlicious reservations start on Thursday, but I could reserve a table at many of the participating restaurants at Open Table right now. Is there any reason I can't do this and then or...

Avocado - wet inside?

by mincinmama 8 years ago

Anyone every come across this? I knew I should have been hesitant of .79 off season avocados. I sliced it in half and the pit just popped out on its own and there was moisture inside. It felt r...

Bumper crop of alfalfa sprouts. Ideas?

by zgirl8 9 days ago

I just grew a batch of alfalfa sprouts, and ended up with WAY more than I intended. One heaping Tbsp of seeds gave me 2 5"x7" trays packed with little green beauties! Other than sandwiches, what is...

Help requested re rice for a potluck

by salemjan 8 days ago

I am charged with taking rice to an event for about 16 people. I have a small rice cooker that will not be able to keep up with the demand. Would it work for me to make multiple pots of rice and ...

Eating a whole fish...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

It had been quite a while since I navigated a whole fish for dinner. In this case, it was at a popular Italian restaurant called Mamma Francesca in New Rochelle, N.Y. It was a large Branzino, with ...