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More eateries requiring proof of vaccination...

by gutreactions 7 days ago

What do you think about this? Safety first, right? How are you dealing with the new vaccination mandates spreading across the country?

When a recipe calls for 'chili sauce,' what do you use?

by Jjjr 9 years ago

Just a question out of curiousity. Whenever I see a recipe that calls for 'chili sauce,' I get a little annoyed because of the ambiguity. There are so many different brands and variations of t...

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Cook Friends/Family Who Keep Secrets

by kaleokahu 18 days ago

I just posted a recipe-specific thread on Home Cooking, but I thought I'd also post here about close friends and family who make certain dishes really well, but who won't share the secrets to their...

In Search of Imitation Brandy Extract

by Florida Hound 6 years ago

Any sources known to anyone? I found 2 "imitation brandy extracts" on the web- one out of Canada that is affiliated with McCormick, but they don't do mail order. The other out of Colorado, and t...


Chinese cooking

by codmeister 1 day ago

Can someone tell me the difference in the taste experience between sweet bean paste and sweet bean sauce? Thank you for any insights you can give me here.

Advice needed regarding a defrosted steak

by CHSeifert 26 days ago

My father had a huge 750 gram wagyu steak in the freezer and would serve it for me for dinner at his place. He took it out at around noon and placed it in the fridge for 5-6 hours, but unfortunatel...

Penzeys Northwoods Seasoning

by monamifood 8 years ago

Do you have a recipe for making your own Northwoods Seasoning that tastes like the one they sell at Penzeys? I know that Penzeys' Northwoods contains: coarse flake salt,Hungarian sweet paprika, Tel...

Would you let a local restaurant know their food has gone downhill?

by VFish 20 days ago

So, this may spark some conversation. We have gotten take out from this locally owned restaurant for a very long time, close to two decades. Last few times I've gotten this food it has been at on...

Has inflation affected your life?

by eugenep 22 days ago

I stopped buying beef for many dishes and no summer steaks on the grill. I started going back to my weekend restaurant and the front of house staff is super busy and tired and in a terrible moo...

Chicken thawed for four days. Safe?

by laredo 28 days ago

I thawed four or five chicken breasts Sunday, intending to make Chicken Romano Monday night. I cut them in half Monday but wasn't able to cook them Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Do you think t...

Armenian Cuisine

by Steve 18 days ago

I just got back from a trip to Armenia and Georgia. Two weeks in Armenia and one in Georgia. There's not a lot on Chowhound about Armenian cuisine so I'd like to fill some of the void. It was th...

Caf Casino in Scottsdale

by mauig 14 days ago

I see several folks remember this place. Looking for the name of my former neighbor, Mark, who worked there (mgr?) then moved to Denver. Thanks for your help.

Restos adding credit card processing fees to your bill...

by gutreactions 2 months ago

I have noticed it more and more. Restaurants are posting up to a 3% processing fee to your final bill. I guess its an effort to defray some of the loss eateries incur to credit card companies. They...

Freezing ragu sauce that includes milk

by soccermom13 22 days ago

I am going to be cooking and freezing lots of food for my daughter and her husband who expecting their first baby next month. She loves a Giuliano Hazan ragu recipe that includes 1/2 cup of whole ...

Beef Cheeks

by Querencia 26 days ago

Como se dice "beef cheeks" si tengo carnicero que no habla bien ingles? The online translation is "carrillos de ternero" but ternero is veal. Must the cheek meat come only from a calf? Is there may...

Expiration dates on jarred sundried tomatoes in oil?

by Wafflecopter 24 days ago

I've got a couple of jars of sundried tomatoes in oil, imported from Italy and purchased sometime in the last 12 months. I'm trying to figure out if they're still okay to eat. There's no North Am...

Strawberries have no flavor anymore. Agree or disagree?

by suse 11 years ago

For years I've been searching in vain for strawberries which taste like they used to. Has all the sweetness been bred out of them? Of course, they're more beautiful than ever, but they're just not ...