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Pasta cooked 'al dente', am I the only one who doesn't like it that way?

by Reston 10 years ago

It seems that the preferred way to cook pasta is 'al dente', but I can't bring myself to make it that way. The textur...


Multifoiled commented 7 days ago

Dried wild leek leaves

by hundwalden 8 years ago

I have been harvesting wild leek leaves for the last few springs and dehydrating them to use throughout the year - mu...


BlancheManners commented 7 days ago

Mckinnon's House Marinade for steak tips

by mamaclara 9 days ago

Does anyone know how to make or at least what's in the house marinade from McKinnon's in Davis Square? Love it but n...


treb commented 8 days ago

What Goes Well with a Chicken Pot Pie?

by Perilagu Khan 5 years ago

A CPP is pretty much a self-contained and complete meal, is it not? It's got meat, vegetables, and with the crust, gr...


seefoo commented 9 days ago

RAMADAN- What are you eating as your pre-dawn meal? (suhur/s7ur)

by maabso 6 years ago

Ramadan starts today, which means abstaining from food and drink (yes, even water) from sunrise to sunset for a month...


hkhader commented 9 days ago

Don't peel them roasted chiles

by nja 15 years ago

For years, whenever I have made salsa, I dutifully peeled the charred skin off of roasted chiles before using. "The ...


tortugato commented 10 days ago

Can anybody tell me what this taste is? I am at a loss.

by carmellolb 20 days ago

"Poopiness" ____ I am just dying to know what this taste is. A few years ago, I could eat any meat, and have ...


BigG commented 10 days ago

Storing a Pound of Butter

by moberemk 3 months ago

So, living in Canada means that butter is expensive. The 1lb blocks are way less convenient than the sticks I got use...


moberemk commented 10 days ago

Hawaiian rice...What kind is it?

by Dinermite 3 years ago

I just came back from a fabulous trip in Maui and Honolulu! The food there was amazing! Reading some of the Maui ...


keaweehu commented 10 days ago

BLT argument - please help settle!

by abiebaby47 15 days ago

My husband insists that a BLT should always be on toasted white bread. I vastly prefer a BLT on rye toast. What is ...


Multifoiled commented 11 days ago

Favorite picnic items?

by akdad 11 days ago

Summer is here, sort of and was looking forward to going on picnics again. My go to is herb de Provence roast chick...


Ttrockwood commented 11 days ago

Cracked Wheat Flour

by anna73 12 days ago

My son needs to cook or bake a medieval recipe. Specifically - from 16th or 17th century England. He decided to make ...


anna73 commented 11 days ago

Anatomy of a plum (or any stone fruit)?

by DelightfulFare 11 days ago

I'm writing an article and can't seem to find the name of crease or ridge that exists along the side all stone fruit ...


ferret commented 11 days ago

Large Size Calamari

by SeltzerGal 13 days ago

I'm in Bergen County and lately whenever I order calamari marinara the rings are thick and very large. They're mostl...


seefoo commented 11 days ago

Brown sugar storage fail

by arielleeve 15 days ago

So I know all about the terra cotta brown sugar savers. I have two airtight progressive containers (they're actually ...


Querencia commented 12 days ago

European style butter vs. regular every day U.S.butter

by Kristine 13 years ago

Sorry if it's a stupid question, but I've never had it, and there are quite a few postings that mention it (from Trad...


Subu450 commented 12 days ago

Food is Life

by fortheloveoffood1 18 days ago

I've been thinking much about food these days. Up until early this year, I thought plants felt no pain. Now, after do...


paulj commented 12 days ago

Creton (spicy pork pate) - is it a Quebec thing?

by rworange 11 years ago

Someone was asking if creton could be frozen and I was wondering what it was. It seems it is a Quebec thing. AKA gort...


DocGod commented 12 days ago

Best products without High Fructose Corn syrup?

by Mission 10 years ago

Best products without High Fructose Corn syrup? I am trying to avoid HFCS and would love to hear peoples suggestion...


BigG commented 13 days ago

Do you have a favorite fruit juice?

by ipsedixit 7 years ago

I'll be the first to say it, I'm not big on juices. I would rather eat my fruits than drink them. But that said...


BigG commented 13 days ago