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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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What's been your favorite fish or seafood in 2020?

by gutreactions 20 days ago

Have you been enjoying a lot of fish and/or seafood this past year? Is it an old favorite, or did you discover something new? Due to the pandemic, we rediscovered the pleasures of preparing Mussels...

Crescent rolls

by Teep 23 days ago

The rolls that you get from Pillsbury in a can that you shape and bake yourself - is it an American creation? Sort of an imitation croissant? Is it known in other countries like UK and Australia?

Most popular vegetable of the year 2020: Brussels sprouts?

by gutreactions 28 days ago

What's been your favorite vegetable of 2020? My vote goes to Brussels sprouts, both loved and hated by gourmands all over. I have been enjoying them at home or out, whenever I can. I believe more e...

Date Nut Bread and Cream Cheese

by Michael S 19 years ago

I grew up eating these sandwiches. If I am not mistaken the brand name of the bread was Dromedary. It was a fixture on the Chock Full O'Nuts menu. The last time I saw it on a menu was also in NY at...

Christmas and Covid

by Proud4life 2 months ago

What’s everyone doing about Christmas this year? I’ve made the choice to dial back the amount of baked goods I make, as cookie swaps and parties probably won’t be happening. Typically, I see my nan...

What is the difference between a shake and a malt?

by steakrules85 14 years ago

I don't want to sound dumb but what is the difference between them. I know a malt uses "malted milk" whatever that is. But what does it do for the taste or consistency?

Whole Wheat Ditalini

by MCMozer 2 months ago

Does anyone know where I can purchase Whole Wheat Ditalini

Gray Salt - Michael Chiarello

by claree 15 years ago

Anyone watch his show -_Easy Entertaining? on the Food Network? He frequently uses what he calls "gray salt". What is that mad of? I keep watching hoping he'll address it, but so far I'm still i...

When Buying Bread: sliced or uncut?

by gutreactions 6 months ago

When shopping for bread, do you prefer it pre-sliced, sliced at the point of purchase, or uncut? Depending on the type of loaf, I usually like to slice it myself as needed. How about you?

Sherry Extract?

by lifecomm 10 years ago

Hello, I need some sherry extract for a white fruit cake. This stuff is no longer easy to find. I found this: http://spicebarn.com/sherry_flavoring.htm Is this the same thing? Can I make s...

Drawn Butter vs. Margarine

by ptcandy 12 years ago

Why do restaurants insist on serving some oily concoction with margarine and call it drawn butter? Nothing ruins a lobster or crab dinner more. And what's more insulting, when asked, they insist it...

Fried Whitebait and Smelts?

by zackly 1 month ago

I love deep fried smelts. They, as well as dried cod, (bacala) are traditional around here (suburban NYC) at Italian restaurants during the Christmas season. I've even caught a few through the ice ...

Lee's One Fortune Farm Rice | Western North Carolina

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 25 days ago

Intrigued by this coverage of Lee's One Fortune Farm, Hmong refugee farmers in Western North Carolina growing rice varieties native to the highlands of Laos. They sell at the local farmers market. ...

Difference between ribs 1-3 or 4-7 on a standing rib roast?

by hungryinmanhattan 8 years ago

I am buying my first standing rib roast. I see it is available at ribs 1-3 or 4-7. Can someone tell me which to buy and what the difference is? And, may I ask, how many will each rib or size roast ...

What would you do? They asked me if I'd eat turkey left out at room temp all night. I said I will absolutely not eat any due to the risk of dying.

by sixstringkevin 1 month ago

I see discussions every year about cooked turkey left out overnight, and a lot of people think it might be OK, if they never heard of anyone who died from it. Q. WHAT KIND OF INFECTION DO YO...

Is my canning recipe safe?

by Katie17050 1 month ago

I just canned 24 jars of marinara sauce as Christmas gifts, but now I'm questioning my recipe. After reading more, I'm seeing that I should have added a little citric acid or bottled lemon juice to...

Personal Blender

by Kathy642 1 month ago

Would like to know if anyone here has a small personal blender you like and if you would recommend it? I have a cheap slushie maker that works to make smoothies and will even crush frozen fruit, b...

Holiday Fruitcakes & Panettones: what's to like?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

Do you enjoy fruitcake or panettone? Are they comparable? They are certainly popular during the Holiday season. So, tell me of the best, or the worst...

Best non-alcoholic beverages: share your favorites!

by gutreactions 2 months ago

Want to cut back on my alcohol consumption during this pandemic. We enjoy our wine and beer, but we want non-alcoholic alternative drinks, too. Especially when dining out. A friend recently tried H...

Mousseline issues

by GTJ 2 months ago

I have been researching how to make different terrines and patés. I have never made a mousseline and I have some reservations because of the issue of eating raw meat. For example, could it be consi...