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Food Handling

by blulady20 1 month ago

Since the beginning of the pandemic I've been watching a lot of food shows. I find I've become increasingly uncomfortable watching chefs handle ready to eat food with bare hands. In our state, at l...

Bagels in Monterey County?

by lfgear 12 months ago

Does anyone know if there are any good bagels in Monterey County, California? Thank you!

Woody chicken breast?

by GiddyUpGo 2 months ago

My husband never uses a meat thermometer so I’m always kind of suspicious when he cooks chicken on the BBQ, but the chicken we ate tonight was just weird. I cut into it and I didn’t notice any pink...

Baccalau (Salted Cod) - How long does it keep?

by suse 14 years ago

I know that the whole point of salting cod was originally to preserve it. I bought some some time ago and put it in the back of the fridge - silly me - not the place to put it, if you actually pla...

Beef, It's What's Not For Dinner

by zackly 3 months ago

Commodity beef, especially tender steak cuts, has gotten very expensive recently. I can usually find a well marbled (USDA Choice or higher) steak for under $10.00 lb. but not any more. Decent choic...

Best by/expired food

by Chatsworth 5 months ago

I know people's tolerance (or not) for food past its expiration date has come up often, but I had to share that I finally opened a tub of Greek yogurt with a date of May 10, 2020. If there had bee...

'American Style' Wagyu Beef

by mtskeeter 1 month ago

There were an awful lot of ads in today's grocery pages for 'American Style' Wagyu Beef cuts. The pictures don't look like any Wagyu Beef cuts I've seen, more like NY steak and not marble-y lookin....

Fresh/Frozen spinach ratio?

by loofahgirl 17 years ago

I have a recipe I'd like to try that calls for frozen spinach, but I have some fresh baby spinach I'd like to use instead. The recipe calls for a 10 oz package of frozen spinach (I think it's th...

Couscous 4+ years past its “best by” date

by masha 2 months ago

I just discovered a box of Israeli couscous in the back of the cupboard with a February 2017 best-by date. The couscous is inside a fully sealed plastic pouch that is inside of a sealed box. Is th...

Who has plans?

by jangita 2 months ago

I just got frequent flyer seats for spring 2022. Into Rome and out of Venice with (maybe) a week in Abruzzo in between. I am dreaming of meals at Armando for starters. Anyone else going this yea...

How to Season My Carbon Steel Skillet?

by obillo 2 months ago

We had a gas leak in our building and it took a year to fix. Now the gas is back on and I crave opinions on the best way to season my Matfer B carbon skillet, which Amazon shipped to me exactly one...

Pot lobsters?

by law_doc89 2 months ago

Put them in the freezer about half an hour and they go dormant. Much easier and more effective.

SOFT Flour Bags

by mobiledynamics 2 months ago

Call me crazy. Just got some Made in Italy flour via mail (Caputo 00).....just one of those things I cannot find locally aside from a 50lb sack. And of course it came in a mess....rip in bag. Ri...

Bugs in Rice-Is it still edible?

by iLoveFood 15 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...

Storing Mussels - repackage?

by michaeljc70 2 months ago

I was at Costco today and they had the big bag of mussels for $2.29/lb. I usually don't buy them if I can't use them in a day or two. However, I noticed the sell by date was 9 days out so I boug...

How long does bacon keep?

by karykat 12 years ago

I have some really good bacon we bought about a month ago. We used some but have most of a package left. How long does bacon keep? I've never been clear on that. It seems like it should keep a ...


by Peter 20 years ago

I was wondering exactly what sweatbreads were, the brain or the pancreas, and if they are the pancreas, then why is there the common misconception that they are brains? Either way they are a wonder...

BC Spotted Prawns Season is upon us!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

SIGH!! How quickly time flies! The 2nd Covid era BC Spotted Prawns Season is upon us! Live, large, decent size ones can be found in a number of Asian Supermarkets including: T&T, Freshway, Full F...