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Where to buy Pierogis in Cleveland?

by BostonTparty 1 day ago

Besides the Westside Mkt., where can I find pierogis in the Cleveland area? I will be in the area (Elyria) for Christmas and I think I would be a nice addition. I know I could get the at the Un...

Basque Cuisine?

by rworange 13 years ago

So I found out about two Basque restaurants near me. I'm thinking of going, but know nothing about Basque food and for once I want to have a clue before I walk in the door and try a new cuisine. ...

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What new dishes or foods did you try this year?

by prima 9 days ago

This year, I tried spam musubi, loco moco, saimin, Lahaina fried soup https://medium.com/spiralbound/remembering-lahaina-fried-soup-7814184d6f8f poi, chicken long rice https://www.foodla...

Table Talk w/ NYT Food Photographer Andrew Scrivani

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 1 day ago

If you read the New York Times Cooking section, you’re probably aware of the incredible photographs that accompany their many recipes, and there's one guy you can thank for many of those dazzling s...

In Memory: Yung Sing Pastry Shop

by syoung 9 days ago

On about Nov 29, 2009, Yung Sing put up a note on the window saying they were closed for renovations, but alas they never did reopen. Today the remnants of the store is still there, shuttered up wi...

Holiday Fruitcakes & Panettones: what's to like?

by gutreactions 17 days ago

Do you enjoy fruitcake or panettone? Are they comparable? They are certainly popular during the Holiday season. So, tell me of the best, or the worst...

The Truth About (Wild) Turkeys

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 days ago

From the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program --- " . . . What can you do if you see a wild turkey in your neighborhood? • Do not feed the turkeys. Many p...

NYC bans selling Foie Gras at restaurants & groceries!

by gutreactions 16 days ago

Mayor DeBlasio is set to sign a bill banning the sale of foie gras in New York City, a delicacy enjoyed at many high end restaurants, starting in 2022. Restaurateurs are expressing their outrage, n...

Why is tarama (carp roe) no longer available?

by billrosenblatt 2 years ago

I regularly use tarama (carp roe) in cooking. I'm talking about straight tarama, not taramosalata which is tarama mixed with olive oil and lemon juice. However, it's no longer available on store ...

Italian "Gaduna" or "Garduna?"

by suburbanite889 6 years ago

So every Spring, my grandfather would take us kids to the local farm park to pick what we called "gaduna." He said it grew well in sandy soil, and it looked similar to rhubarb in its stem, with alm...


Holiday Food Gifts For A Dominican Republic Family?

by zackly 5 days ago

I want to gift a family from the Dominican Republic a food gift for the holidays. I plan to give it to them this weekend (December 7-8) so it needs some shelf life. Are there any particular sweets ...

Off the top of your head: How many recipes do you know by heart?

by gutreactions 4 months ago

I remember working with a top French chef on projects in the New York/Miami area. Once I asked him: How many recipes do you have memorized? He thought for a moment and responded: around 3,000. And ...


by Tom Armitage 18 years ago

There have been several strings devoted to scrapple over the years. But none have answered three basic questions: (1) What is the best commercially prepared scrapple? (2) Is it, or any other scra...

PLEASE HELP! How long can cooked meat stay out for, and still be eaten?

by violetglitter 9 years ago

So I made a small pot roast last night (late - around 10 or 11pm), and took it out of the oven to cool on the counter, and naturally, fell asleep. I put it in the fridge this morning around 8am. Is...

Some frozen sockeye salmons taste fishier than usual?

by borisabrams 8 days ago

Hey I have been buying wild Sockeye salmom from the local Whole Foods. The fish comes in packets of about 6 fillets. Often, the taste and smell is mild and lovely. Othertimes, the fish smells s...

Green Beans OK to Use?

by MamaManda23 8 days ago

There are two green beans in the bag that are gross and black spotted like this. Should I toss the whole bag or are the rest ok to use? Feeding a little one too so don’t want to do anything risky, ...

How do you eat a large Italian?

by Ferrari328 4 months ago

Having not grown up in this country it might be a stupid question. Having recently bought a large Italian on braided from Anthony's Italian Specialties in Stoneham, I'm baffled. If you try to eat t...

Let's Discuss Tamales: Corn Husk or Banana Leaf?

by Steve 8 years ago

I greatly prefer corn husk. Where I live, banana leaf seems to be very Central American. They are wet tamales, often with ingredients embedded into the masa. It seems to me corn husk tamal...

Thanksgiving leftovers: what's your favorite?

by gutreactions 13 days ago

Haven't had the main meal yet, but I am already thinking about the leftovers. How about a fresh turkey sandwich with Russian dressing, along with a side of stuffing? What's your favorite leftov...