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Beef Tongue (expensive now)

by seefoo 12 days ago

i thought about making some lengua tacos. went to my favorite butcher and he told me $12..i said, "i'll take it". w...


BigG commented 5 days ago


by bxgirl 9 days ago

I need to buy bagels today, to be served tomorrow. I can't get bagels where I'll be serving them. What is the best w...


Speedypaper commented 5 days ago

Costco Trout Sell By Date

by TracyPark 2 months ago

I stopped buying fresh fish when all kinds in the 5 places I shop reached $15 a pound. Today, Costco had U.S. farmed ...


TracyPark commented 5 days ago

Is it ok to eat smelly fish?

by luckyclover07 7 days ago

I bought some filleted sea bass from the market but made an extra stop on the way home. It was 27C outside today and ...


Ttrockwood commented 6 days ago

Food jokes

by BigG 8 days ago

Q: What's the best way to prepare kidneys so they're edible? A: Ya gotta cook the piss out of 'em.


BigG commented 7 days ago

Basa fillets

by Foxeyblue 1 year ago

As you might have noticed I care deeply about buying high welfare meat and sustainable fish. In the UK pursuit of the...


Foxeyblue commented 8 days ago

If you live in Europe, what American products do you crave? [Moved from International board]

by Nicole 10 years ago

We are about to visit relatives in the Netherlands and would like to bring some food products for them. But given th...


BigG commented 8 days ago

Best Buns for Pulled Pork

by thekidtjp 7 months ago

Big argument in my house... Which buns are the best for pulled pork!... real slow cooked pork shoulder, with slaw! -...


BigG commented 8 days ago

How strict is the Babybel refrigeration rec?

by nemo 9 years ago

I just checked the Babybel Web site, and it says since it's a cheese, it needs to be refrigerated. I'd like to mail ...


mottern3 commented 9 days ago

Pork out of fridge but wrapped

by Jetombe 10 days ago

I know I should probably just throw it out, but... I defrosted some minced pork, in its plastic covered package, ou...


Harters commented 9 days ago

Ate expired cottage cheese, will I get sick, what to do?

by bythebay 5 years ago

Anything I can do to prevent sickness? Is it likely I'll get sick? My stomach's been rumbling since I ate one-week-pa...


sassyy commented 9 days ago

How safe is dried mushroom powder, raw?

by TonyRockyTiger 1 month ago

I am making a recipe that has mushroom powder and will be using the Nom Nom Paleo Magic Mushroom Powder product (http...

babette feasts

babette feasts commented 10 days ago

Chicken stock + vegetable soup =/= "vegetarian"?

by ipsedixit 9 years ago

This thread about how Aida (of "Ask Aida") made a vegetarian dish using chicken stock, http://chowhound.chow.com/topi...


treb commented 10 days ago

Fresh garbanzo beans

by pat hammond 15 years ago

In my Mexican grocery store I saw large baskets of what turned out to be fresh, green, garbanzo beans. The're in a gr...


Shrinkrap commented 10 days ago

Marcona Almonds - Inedible?

by krissywats 11 years ago

I purchased some marcona almonds from Trader Joe's that are salted and have bits of rosemary. I was so excited to tr...


paixien commented 11 days ago

question re: curry- Indian/Chinese

by Spencer 10 years ago

Neither myself nor my wife are fond of curry. A local Chinese restaurant owner encouraged us to try his curry chicke...


Harters commented 11 days ago

Slightly stinky chicken... Am I crazy or is it okay?

by SocksManly 9 years ago

I have to admit, I'm a procrastinator of the highest degree. I end up letting stuff sit in the refrigerator for a few...


BigG commented 11 days ago

The Price of Lemons

by chef chicklet 11 years ago

Last night I obviously sent my husband to the wrong store to pick up a few lemons. I have a beautiful lemon tree t...


BigG commented 11 days ago

Pawpaw seeds - just how poisonous are they?

by Full tummy 11 years ago

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


BigG commented 11 days ago

Remember Ocean Spray's Mauna Loa juice drink?

by alkapal 3 years ago

Well, good news! The flavor is back (nearly) with the new Ocean Spray "100% Juice Cranberry-Mango" juice drink. If y...


BigG commented 11 days ago