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Some frozen sockeye salmons taste fishier than usual?

by borisabrams 10 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 10 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, ...

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 16 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...

Toast, rediscovered...

by gutreactions 18 days ago

A medication I am taking right now requires that I have it with a little food. So, I began making a piece of toast in the morning. And you know, I like it. I have rediscovered how good toast with a...

Do you eat where you shop?

by gutreactions 4 years ago

There are quite a few markets that prepare food to eat right on the premises and provide seating areas just for that purpose: Fairway, Wegman's, Whole Foods, even Cosco. What are your favorites and...

Bugs in Rice-Is it still edible?

by iLoveFood 13 years ago

I have a giant bag of jasmine reice I bought a few months ago and it now has these tiny little gray bugs in it. Some are dead and others are alive and when I rinse my rice they float to the surfac...

The Pannetone Paradox

by jumpingmonk 17 days ago

Hi all, Well, now that the season of Pannetone is upon us. I find myself once again facing a paradox that has always baffled me. I have often been told thing about Pannetone that, to me sound...

Fresh turkey–sell by date was yesterday

by redfrau 16 days ago

Hi and happy thanksgiving eve! I bought a replacement turkey today after my other turkey leaked, literally, all over my fridge. (What a mess. But that’s another story!) Didn’t notice the sell by/us...

55 Degree Turkey Safe?

by smtexdad 17 days ago

Ordered a fresh, never frozen, pre-brined turkey online. It shipped from California at 7pm 11/25 and arrived to my door in Houston exactly 24 hours later. The turkey was refrigerated before shippin...

Brining Turkey

by TroyPaulGrimes 16 days ago

So I put a turkey in brine that I had let cool at room temperature all night. It felt a little warm but went ahead and placed turkey in and then put it straight into fridge. Was cool to fridge te...

Different green edibles that are not in the mustard family?

by GrammyKH 29 days ago

I just found out I have a food allergy to the Mustard Family Brassicas. I have been eating Kale, Broccoli, Arugula, etc., thinking it was healthy for me. Come to find out it has been causing inflam...

The Unruly Burger: where do you draw the line?

by gutreactions 2 months ago

I like a good burger like the next person, sometimes piled high with layers of toppings. The other day, I ordered an 'award winning' towering burger at a friendly local tavern. When it was brought ...

Uncooked Greens left out

by drealove 18 days ago

I bought greens two bags of Greens on Saturday and left them in the car but it was a cold day/night that I wasn't concerned. The next morning the were fine (still cold out) but by the afternoon the...

Is “foodie” a pejorative term, complimentary, or both?

by kelvin_of_ranard 3 months ago

I generally regard “foodie” to be a pejorative versus complimentary term, unless the intent is manifestly positive. I accept that having particular “tastes” in food or dress may be unusual to some...

Gluten and corn free thickeners? Help!

by ccrow 8 years ago

My daughter(and it's looking like her daughter as well) has celiac disease, and very recently discovered that corn is also a problem. I have been using corn starch for gravy, cream sauce, etc as a ...

What are some foods you once avoided but have learned to enjoy?

by BigG 4 months ago

EllenCooks suggested this topic (deserving the credit for its conception) on another thread (What one ingredient makes you...). My first taste of cilantro was, like many on here have iterated, s...

Keeping cilantro fresh

by lacoet55 2 years ago

Hi, I just can't find a way to keep cilantro or parsley for more than 2-3 days after I bring it home. I've tried the Ziplock bag in the vegetable drawer, putting them in a jar with little water, c...