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Discuss chow in general, including personal preferences (ketchup or mayo on fries?), national cuisines, discontinued products, and other sundries.


Brioche is Awful for Sandwiches

by Steve 3 days ago

The latest food trend is places using brioche for sandwiches. Whether it's a cubano, bbq, fish, burgers... it seems that in order get foodie cred, brioche has become the new darling. My main c...

Best non-alcoholic beverages: share your favorites!

by gutreactions 12 months ago

Want to cut back on my alcohol consumption during this pandemic. We enjoy our wine and beer, but we want non-alcoholic alternative drinks, too. Especially when dining out. A friend recently tried H...

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Which dish is better before air travel?

by aafiak 21 days ago

I am going to Umrah next month, I am really confused about which dish is better for this Travel because last time I had bad vomiting during air travel it very disgusting. Help me if someone have su...

"After our oysters, we'd like to order waffles!"

by gutreactions 1 year ago

Ok, so maybe I should mind my own business, but we were sitting down for brunch at a popular spot in Annapolis during our recent trip and noticed the table next to us. They started with a round of ...

Pandemic price increases: real or contrived?

by gutreactions 1 year 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...

Cilantro and Stinkbugs

by CindyJ 11 years ago

Is it just my imagination, or do they really have a similar smell? (For the record, I LOVE cilantro, but I hate, hate, HATE these stinkbugs that have invaded PA.)

Pizzerias/Restaurants & ready-made crusts

by twodales2 16 days ago

After 42 years a local pizza place closed when the owner decided to retire. A restaurant with a few places in the city took it's place. We tried a thin crust and found the toppings to be really go...

A Southern Season Bowtie Pasta

by Tehama 2 months ago

I'm having happy memories of this bowtie pasta that was in the deli at A Southern Season. It was quite simple, but I can't recall after all these years exactly what was in it. Do any of y'all re...

Calamari Challenge!

by ricepad 18 days ago

[Before you read on, it may be helpful to check out the link to Episode 484 of This American Life: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/484/doppelgangers/act-one] There is an allegation/urban legen...

Cooking Apple Varieties, Yuck

by Querencia 1 month ago

1) It is nearly October and I have not seen a single McIntosh or Rome apple. Why? 2) I am not really in love with Granny Smiths, which I find boring. 3) What I see around me is what I think are ea...

Large Portions... Swamp the Appetite?

by kaleokahu 23 days ago

Over the course of my life, I've noticed that very large portions of food can have a negative effect on appetite even before the first bite. My elderly parents, for instance, each had an instant v...

The weight difference between "Fruit dried in the sun" and "Fruit dried with a dehydrator machine"

by xidir 24 days ago

I want to dry fruits for my shop. As you know, the weight of the Dried fruit is different in these two methods: "Fruit dried in the sun" and "Fruit dried with a dehydrator machine". Unfortunatel...


by 3MTA3 22 days ago

Outside of Frederick MD is Hemps Meat. They make sausage, sell country hams, sliced meat... also scrapple and pudding. While I'm familiar with scrapple, I bought a pound of pudding to try. One frie...

Does this vinegar expire?

by marina292 2 months ago

I received a pretty bottle of cherry balsamic vinegar in- gulp- 2008. Well, actually the best before date is 2008. I liked the bottle/label so didn't get around to actually using it- silly, I kno...

Vegetables + fruit in season? Favorite website or app or book recommendations

by novaks 27 days ago

Hi Do you have a favorite website or app or book that you refer to often, to figure out which vegetables or fruits are in season? There are so many possibilities. I’m looking for one reliab...

Marbling in Pork Loin Chops

by zackly 27 days ago

Today, I saw (and bought) these pork loin chops, pictured, at my supermarket that stopped me in my tracks. They were heavily marbled and much whiter than typical pork loin chops, white, like Japane...

What's with the brined french fries?

by Carpetbagger 8 years ago

It started with chain restaurants but now it's creeping into diners and other independent restaurants. French fries that are saturated with salt. I love salty french fries but the interest for me i...

El Milagro Corn Tortilla Shortage - Redux

by masha 2 months ago

As some of you may remember, early in the pandemic it was virtually impossible to find El Milagro brand corn tortillas in the Chicago area stores -- a combination of pandemic-related panic buying a...

Anyone seen Casaba melon for sale in SF Bay Area?

by chocolatetartguy 2 months ago

I know it is late in the season but have not seen my favorite melon since I started looking in mid August at Monterey Market/Whole Foods. Anyone seen them?