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Mondongo v. Menudo ... what's the difference?

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by ipse dixit 13 years ago

What's the difference between Mondongo and Menudo? I realize that one is Puerto Rican (mondongo) and the other is more properly Mexican (menudo), right? And also that mondongo is supposed to be...

Alphonso Mango 2019

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by 1moreround 1 month ago

Picked up two boxes at Iqbal today. They said they arrived yesterday. A little more expensive this year at $32/box.

Thinking of starting a soup shop

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by Majortom41 7 months ago

Hi, not sure what section to put this is in although I would like to do most of the cooking from home so maybe it fits here. I'm at the beginning of the journey of starting my own business for the...

Poking holes in hard-boiled eggs?

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by The Pie Queen 17 years ago

I have been making a lot of hard-boiled eggs lately. I used to poke a little hole in one end, just because that's what my mom does, but I became frustrated with the fact that some of the eggs alway...

Different types of cress and watercress?

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by rworange 8 years ago

Whe knew there was more than one type? In addition to watercress (Nasturtium officinale) there's GARDEN CRESS (Lepidium sativum) which has sprouts with a hot-sweet peppery bite like horseradi...

Is lard traditional in corn tortillas?

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by Aromatherapy 4 years ago

There's a lively thread on the Boston board about a new Mexican restaurant that brags about using lard in its corn tortillas, with a lot of comments that lard is traditional. I'd always thought tha...

Looking for whole Katsuo to shave to make dashi

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by FoodFuser 12 years ago

Factory-shaved katsuobushi are easy to find, but is the intact block of dried bonito available in USA? There's no dashi experience to match the freshly shaved. But even in Japan, most people ha...

Ground Beef: Are my taste buds getting too old, or does Ground Beef have little taste compared to apprx 20 years ago?

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by sylvan 6 years ago

After all these years, I suddenly remembered having to skim fat off the ground beef when I made pasta sauce with it. Now, even with 20% fat it still has little taste. I've tried adding half with gr...

Makrut Lime Leaves and curry leaves

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by farthing 1 month ago

I can't buy makrut lime leaves or curry leaves locally. What is the best way of getting them by mail and then keeping: fresh? frozen? How long do they last? Also, I have seen that makrut lime l...

Anyone remember a discontinued snack from the 1980s called Donut Cookies or Butter Donut Cookies?

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by kenssd 23 days ago

I am just trying to find a picture of the packaging. From what I can recall they were bite sized beige donut shaped cookies and they came in a mostly red pouch with mirror/foil/reflective surface i...

Northern Italy, Holy Week, April 2019

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by bsprout 26 days ago

We spent a lovely 11 days in Northern Italy just a a few weeks ago. I wanted to share with you where we ate, in case it is helpful to anyone, as so many of your suggestions have been to me in the ...

Butterbun Bakery Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn

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by pannunz2010 1 month ago

I grew up in Midwood and every Sunday for a dozen years would stop at Butterbun's Bakery on Nostrand Avenue. I could never get enough of their seven layer cake and eventually they closed and when I...

Dinner is Served 1972 - The Way We Were?

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by Cerise1 27 days ago

Memories. Like the corners of my mind... Retro recipes/dishes. Any of you remember and still make them, or any that make you groan? Clicking around the web, I came across - Dinner is Served - 19...

How long will different fats last?

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by bloodboy 2 years ago

I bought a pack of fats from Fatworks back in October of 2015. About a month after that purchase I had no choice but to leave the country. I have just returned last week and have a ton of bottles o...

ISO red yeast rice

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by lilith 1 month ago

I am looking for red yeast rice (紅曲米) for cooking and colouring in Toronto or in the GTA. I am looking for inexpensive food item and not those expensive red yeast rice pills you get from health foo...

Cooked hamburgers left out - can they be eaten?

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by cackalackie 12 years ago

We grilled out burgers yesterday and set up the buffet inside the house. When I was putting things away a few hours later, I realised the leftover hamburgers were still sitting out. How long do you...

How to covert this cake recipe from 9" rounds to 1/4 sheet pans

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by shescheeky 1 month ago

The link below is for my go-to carrot cake recipe. However, I do take liberties with the frosting recipe. My question is: how do I convert this cake recipe, which uses (3) 9' rounds to (2-3) 13x9...

Regional hot dogs

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by kdibble 1 month ago

What are some good hot dogs brands around the country. In Hartford we had grote & weigel and i really like them. We also had Hummels out of new haven. I don't mean a hot dog stand. I mean the brand...

What should I save? Putting my stuff in storage...

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by violin 1 month ago

I am moving in with my father next month, who is aging and disabled and now needs around the clock care. His house is packed full of stuff (ugh..) so I am only bringing essential items with me. I...

Pacifico Striped Bass - Ocean Farmed near Ensenada

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by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Last week I was served Pacifico farmed striped bass (aka Lobina) three times. As ceviche at Da Toni, grilled with crispy skin at Fauna and poached and sauced at Origen @ Encuentro, the fish was del...