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Rice and other things

tim irvine
by tim irvine 2 months ago

I have been reading more and more about issues with arsenic in rice due to the way it is farmed. There are various recommended cooking approaches to reduce concentrations. Has anyone else read or...

Best non-alcoholic beverages: share your favorites!

by gutreactions 5 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...

Pepper Stems

by TiberiusRex 27 days ago

so I know pepper stems aren't good to eat, but does anyone know how much you'd actually have to eat to be unsafe? if you accidently cut a tiny bit off the green part when you're chopping bell peppe...


Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 month ago

A short while back, I posted my experience with a super-sweet and juicy, individually packed, 'Chinese Orange' ( roughly translated as Ice crystal candy orange, bigger size one on top ), which I bo...

Is Virginia Beach a foodie desert?

by ArlingtonVA01 1 month ago

There are almost no discussions here about foodie magnets in Virginia Beach. The highest rated placed on Yelp are the typical boardwalk mid-Atlantic run of the mill seafood places that have a heav...

Palm sugar - has to be cooked?!

by canel2150 1 month ago

I bought palm sugar for the first time today and used it in a dressing for green papaya salad, as the recipe called for. While cleaning up I noticed the package says "must be cooked before consumpt...

Best by/expired food

by Chatsworth 2 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...

Black thready things in frozen tilapia

by pocheros 8 years ago

Hi everyone. I'm a sort-of longtime lurker, first-time poster :) Nice to be here! I've bought frozen tilapia in 2lb bags from Costco a few times now. Can't remember if it's the loins or fillets ...

"February 23 is Patty Day, Toronto’s tastiest holiday"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . But the Jamaican beef patty of Toronto differs from patties elsewhere both in style and, because of 1985’s Patty Wars, in name: in Jamaica they are simply 'patties,' while in Toronto, they ...

Your most delicious and uncanny ways to eat Spam?

by ipsedixit 6 years ago

Today, I discovered that a Spam sandwich using a plain cake donut is pretty good. Very, in fact. The same is true if you use two stale chocolate chip cookies. You? What's your contribution...

What is 'old-school' Italian cooking?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

We hear the term so often. Where did it get started? How do you define it? Is it a knock, or a compliment? Is it a kitchen that uses a lot of red sauce? Is it an Italian-American restaurant in the ...

Sumac spice

by VFish 2 months ago

Hello, I was wondering if anyone here uses sumac. I am trying to do some Lebanese dishes and I had gotten a jar of 100% ground sumac at a grocery, this is Ziyad brand, and it's going back because ...

Corn on the Cob Source

by zackly 1 month ago

I saw corn on the cob in a vegetable bin at a local grocery store Tuesday. Where would this be coming from @ this time of the year? South America? They generally have peeled corn in the produce sec...

Is now the proper time to cash in those gift cards?

by gutreactions 1 month ago

We had accumulated a load of dining gift cards from friends and family prior to the pandemic one year ago. We also had purchased a few during the past year to help some local favorite eateries. Do ...

Would you be embarrassed to share a really trashy recipe?

by tracytrace 8 years ago

For Thursday's big Independence Day party, one of my contributions was an Oreo Cream Pie, which my 6yo daughter begged to make after seeing it on the cover of a magazine at the supermarket checkout...

taste flashbacks

by tatamagouche 13 years ago

Does anyone know what I mean? I get these. They're not the same thing as cravings. It's like the flavor of something I haven't tasted in awhile will suddenly, apropos of nothing, flash through my h...

Dressel Cakes

by sandy-p 16 years ago

Are they still around? You could buy their chocolate whipped cream cake in the frozen department of the store. Or better yet go to their discount store thought they went out of business quite awhil...

How do I eat these rice paper rolls?

by Steve 2 months ago

I got these rolls (see photo) from my local Vietnamese market, first time I've ever seen them. They are roll-ups, rice paper and bits of dried shrimp. If I eat them straight or with just dunking ...

Does pickled ginger go bad?

by veronykah 12 years ago

I have some pickled ginger in my fridge, and have NO idea how old it is and it never seems to go bad, does it?