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Creating Hot Cocoa - Your favorites?

by sarafinadh 7 days 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 8 hours ago

What to buy in the US

by gaudreaur 3 months ago

Will be taking a one day trip to Buffalo this summer. Any suggestions on food products to buy in the US that are not...

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pearlD commented 15 hours ago

San Benedetto - Aqua Nepi Natural Effervescent Water - Italy

by double_i 7 days ago

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

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pearlD commented 15 hours ago

OK folks... It's capocollo, not all the other misspellings and pronounciations

by ChiliDude 4 years ago

I'm an old curmudgeon who hates to see a beautiful language tortured. Altho I am not of Italian descent, my wife is o...

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berhys commented 2 days ago

Does chow mein in NYC not have noodles in it? [moved from Manhattan board]

by c oliver 8 years ago

I stopped in a little Chinese take-away place on the UWS yesterday and picked up some pork chow mein. I couldn't fig...

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ricepad commented 2 days ago

Freezing Italian Salami

by anndillman 10 years ago

I just received a ton of salami ends. I sliced them in my Cuisineart and have so much. Can I freeze them?

Cheese Boy commented 3 days ago

Garlic confit botulism?

by killmanjaro 2 years ago

I just ate a dish of pasta with garlic confit drizzled over it, the garlic confit was made yesterday and left out ove...

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hailey13 commented 3 days ago

Pawpaw seeds - just how poisonous are they?

by Full tummy 10 years ago

I have recently purchased a couple of pawpaw trees. We aren't talking papaya here, but the pawpaw that grows and pro...

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jakovic commented 3 days ago

Vanilla sandwich cookies from the 70s/80s

by mariahan 3 years ago

I'm trying to remember the name/manufacturer of vanilla cream sandwich cookies from my childhood. I grew up in the Mi...

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mariahan commented 3 days ago

Jumbo Lump Crabmeat in Los Angeles?

by sugarcanejane 4 days ago

Hello, I am trying to figure out where, and what kind of, jumbo lump crab meat to buy. I see there are canned var...

FoodieHC commented 4 days ago

Asian chili paste

by Magycmyste 3 years ago

So, I went to a teppanyaki restaurant recently, and when I asked for a little extra something to spice up my meal, th...

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Magycmyste commented 4 days ago

Seattle-specific travel-friendly food or kitchenware gift

by nepenthes 7 days 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...

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Foxeyblue commented 4 days ago

Gift for a Mexican/Mexican-American family

by JBinOC 1 month ago

Any ideas of an appropriate, impactful food (or beverage) gift for a Mexican/Mexican-American family? Wife + hus...

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Nyleve commented 4 days ago

I hate peach fuzz

by ebchower 28 days ago

I can't remember the last time I ate a regular peach. I can't stand the fuzz and have always bought nectarines or ca...

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Olorin commented 4 days ago

Morton's vs. Diamond Crystal Kosher salt?

by kemi5 7 years ago

IYO which do you prefer and why? I've used both but never had them simultaneously to do a side-by-side comparison. I ...

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acgold7 commented 4 days ago

Possible parasites (or veins?) in red snapper fillet..?

by spriley1 3 years ago

I filleted a whole red snapper today, a fish I've never used before, and I found a bunch of dark branching lines. I c...

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cress6 commented 5 days ago

Salt in restaurant food

by zackly 3 years ago

I’ve noticed a lot of people mention that restaurant food is “too salty”. On one thread in particular about Jean-Geo...

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fryerlover commented 5 days ago

Pork roast vs. pork sirloin roast

by eenie1 5 days ago

Hi all: What, if anything, is the difference between these two? Thank you!

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treb commented 5 days ago

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

by Jjjr 5 years ago

Just a question out of curiousity. Whenever I see a recipe that calls for 'chili sauce,' I get a little annoyed b...

paulj commented 5 days ago