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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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blue grits?

by augustiner 11 years ago

a recent thread on the SF bay area board brought my attention to the availability of blue corn grits. it's an anson mills product, but new to me. i grabbed about a pound in bulk and probably won't ...

keeping rice warm for 4 hours

by uteDavidson 5 years ago

I am having a Mardi Gras party for 60 people and cooking Jambalay. Keeping the Jambalaya warm is not a problem, but what is the best method to keep the rice warm? Any suggestions very much appre...

Slow Cooker - Food Safety

by jjohio 16 days ago

I used to not be so food safety obsessed until I had kids (3 yr & 7 months). But now that I'm feeding them I'm always terrified of giving them food poisoning because yeah, vomiting kids = no fun. ...

Why is tarama (carp roe) no longer available?

by billrosenblatt 2 years ago

I regularly use tarama (carp roe) in cooking. I'm talking about straight tarama, not taramosalata which is tarama mixed with olive oil and lemon juice. However, it's no longer available on store ...

How did Poor Man's Lobster turn into the "New Fois Gras"?

by Kaththee 19 days ago

I remember when langoustine was dirt cheap. In the mid-80s I would buy it at the Navy PX for 3.00 a pound and it came with a label that said it contained food coloring. We moved from Virginia Bea...

Cook & Sip Class?

by Cookentr 19 days ago

Has anyone ever experienced a cooking class similar to the kind done for painting (an instructor helps while guests enjoy drinks)? Did you enjoy it and what kind of outing is it best for you think ...

Frozen Tropical Fruit

by Timothy468 1 month ago

I have looked online and found nothing (other than ads) when searching for the "best frozen tropical fruits". I recently returned briefly to Hawaii and wondered why we ever left - the fresh fruit i...

Are you a better cook than your Mother?

by PhilipS 7 years ago

Pretty sure I could out cook my dear old Mum any day. I don't boil sprouts until they are pulp and my yorkshire puds are light and fluffy. I actually think that my Mum doesn't really enjoy cook...

Unctuous doesn't mean what you think it does

by Chatsworth 28 days ago

Too many people seem to think that unctuous means rich and tasty with a wonderful mouth feel (whatever that is). It actually means greasy, not really how I want my food to be. Anyone else have ...

Liver pudding

by CHASNATIVE 2 months ago

Liver pudding is a traditional sausage product of the black people in and around Charleston S.C. Lacking access to skeletal muscle meats and being left with visceral products (offal) i.e. heart, ki...

What can I use Barley Malt for?

by whm1974 25 days ago

Now I know you can using Malt for other things other then brewing such as a sweetener, but I have wondering about anything else it could be used for. As a flavoring for bagels I've read about b...

Am I going to be sick?

by Sassefras 25 days ago

I was making brownies and when I put in an egg I could tell it was spoiled. Right away I scooped out the little bit that had gotten in, went ahead and finished, then baked them. Will they make me s...

Strange chemical on some restaurant/store food

by susieQ49 10 years ago

I have had this experience several times in my life. As I recall, it was usually on fish or fresh fruits and vegetables. My mom always told me that some restaurants and retail stores use a chemi...

Is there a tangy-tasting kind of frozen yogurt that I can buy at the supermarket?

by RosemaryHoney 10 years ago

I'm looking for a tangy, tart frozen yogurt - akin to Pinkberry or Red Mango - that I can buy at the grocery store. There are a lot of varieties at my local Wegmans, and a few others at the local c...

In Search Of A Cooking Class For A 50th Birthday Present In Manhattan Or Brooklyn

by sgny 2 months ago

Looking for a cooking/baking class in Manhattan or Brooklyn for a 50th Birthday present. I know and have been to DeGustibus at Macy’s so looking for something different. Thanks.

White Pistachios?

by Bob Grove 10 years ago

A very long time ago I was able to buy white, salt encrusted, in the shell pistachio's. Does anyone know if these are still available anywhere? Thanks

If you wanted really good apples for a pie where would you buy them?

by Aston01 1 month ago

A lot the apples I buy at the various grocery stores look really good but don't necessarily have a great deal of flavor when you actually attempt to make them the centerpiece of a dessert. They tas...

Chili: It indeed has beans!!!

by whm1974 28 days ago

Despite what many Texas may claim, beans have has been part the popular stew famously known as Chili. And always have since the dish was actually invented by the Native Americans who live in the ar...