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

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"The 13 Spices"?

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by BadBob 10 years ago

Hi all - I brought home a package of this interesting looking stuff from an Asian market, but have no idea what to do with it, and have found next to nothing about it online. Anyone familiar with ...

Zucchini and Stomach Pain

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by AngMacgill 1 year ago

I have found that sometimes when I eat zucchini I get horrible stomach pains. Other times I'm fine. I have tried paying close attention to what I am eating and how it is cooked. The only common den...

Chocolate chips cookies from Double tree hotel [moved from What's My Craving board]

Monica
by Monica 13 years ago

They were the most incredible tasting chocolate chip cookies i've ever had. Does anybody know where I can get these delicious cookies without spending a night at Double tree hotel where they give ...

Sour cream

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by bobl39 18 days ago

Can anyone tell me how long sour cream can last? Expired April of 2020, never opened and refrigerated.

Why does organic milk taste "richer" than non-organic milk?

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by alkapal 11 years ago

In my experience, all organic milk that I've purchased -- at whatever fat level (skim, 1%, 2%, Lowfat, Whole) -- tastes richer and creamier (and better) than it's non-organic counterpart. I'm pr...

Odd Question about Peanut Butter

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by Rodger77 2 years ago

I'm on a special diet where I'm allowed to have a certain amount of peanut butter a day. Measuring it with a measuring spoon leaves so much of what I'm allowed to have, in the measuring spoon. If...

Why boil salsa ingredients?

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by simplelife16 5 years ago

Hi all! I absolutely love my families salsa and they boil many of the ingredients beforehand. If anyone out there does this, can you tell me why you boil the ingredients? Also, do you think boiling...

Snacking in the time of SARS-CoV-2

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by tim irvine 21 days ago

I read the banner article about fifteen ways to deal with snacking. We are sheltering in place with an adult autistic man who really loves his groceries. He will eat an entire block of cheese, a ...

Beaumont Coffee at Aldi

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by Angela_69 19 days ago

Just wanted to say I just tried the Beaumont hot chocolate in salted caramel. It is awesome! I drink a lot of coffee and specialty drinks and am pretty picky about the taste and quality. You have t...

Taste aversion to alcohol?

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by MSPD 14 years ago

Despite lack of a scientific background, I do believe in the biological taste aversions some people have. For me, cilantro and ginger just taste wrong. That said, I'm also particularly sensiti...

Kitchen Genealogy

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by Querencia 5 months ago

My observation is that immigrant families cling to cooking longer than to any other bits of their original culture---when language and religion are lost, they still cook a few of the old dishes eve...

Cartilage in Calamari?

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by mgnx 6 years ago

Over the weekend, my wife and I went to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner. We ordered the fried calamari for our appetizer, as we usually do. In my first mouthful, I thought I crunched o...

Scrambled eggs with ketchup - how strange/common is this?

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by Liz CT 15 years ago

I grew up enjoying scrambled eggs with a little bit of ketchup, as this was how my mom always ate them. But now we both find ourselves sharing stories of meeting people who react to the combination...

Free Food Handler Course Being Offered

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by zackly 1 month ago

I didn't explore this but it might be of interest to someone interested in learning about safe food handling. https://www.servsafe.com/access/ss/Catalog/FreeFoodHandlerProducts

How to apply for CalFresh (California food stamps)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days ago

With 3.4 million Californians applying for unemployment benefits in the past five weeks, many of our friends and neighbors are looking for help with getting enough to eat. People are going to food ...

Meat in warm refrigerator

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by DeeLectro 23 days ago

I have a 2lb chuck roast and a 2lb pork shoulder in my garage refrigerator that I was planning on using to make a sunday gravy... basically searing the meat on all sides and placing the whole piece...

GTA CSA subscriptions

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by burkie 2 months ago

Hi Toronto food friends - As I'm not able to support local farmers and producers at the market right now, does anyone have a good CSA recommendation? I know farmers won't really have much in terms ...

Commercial salmon season opens today, May 1

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

The season opener starts today, May 1, in the area from Pigeon Point near Pescadero to the Mexico border. Then the area to the north from Point Arena in Mendocino County to Pigeon Point opens May 6.