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May–July 2021 Baking COTM: Yossy Arefi’s Snacking Cakes, Sweeter Off the Vine & Blog

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 months ago

Welcome to our May–July 2021 BCOTM, where we’ll be baking our way through Yossy Arefi’s books SNACKING CAKES and SWEETER OFF THE VINE and her baking blog, http://www.apt2bbakingco.com/. You can ...


Indoor dining during COVID-19

Dr. John
by Dr. John 19 hours ago

We tried indoor dining for the first time this past weekend at George. We are fully vaccinated as is our friend, who joined us. The indoor space was at best 1/3 full, perhaps even less. The tabl...


Fry pan or sauté pan for steak and pasta?

by curiouspeter 3 days ago

If I can only get one for a small kitchen, which one should I pick? Currently, I use a cast-iron pan for searing steaks and a 12-inch rondeau for saucing pasta. For this new kitchen, I want to h...


Jicama Wraps in Toronto

by estufarian 4 days ago

Has anyone seen these? The 'gold standard' appears to be Trader Joes (so not found here) but several chains (e.g. Whole Foods) have these in the US - but I haven't seen them here.


De Buyer Mineral B Steak pans - thin gimmick crap

by CHSeifert 2 days ago

I’ve now cooked with these De Buyer Mineral B Steak pas for some time and I fail to see any kind of benefit to them over my regular De Buyer Mineral B Pro pans. On the back of the two De Buyer ...


What's For Dinner #454 (August 2021) - Summertime Feasting

by Amandarama 3 days ago

It's August! Summertime is going by quickly, but there is still lots of time to get in some grilling and chilling. Please,share what is on your evening menus! Here's where we help each othe...


Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 month ago

Please use this this thread to report on all recipes from THE FLAVOR EQUATION How to report on a recipe: * Please type recipe titles in ALL CAPS, and include the page number or link to the spe...


Campfire cooking

by saacnmama 3 days ago

I'm so excited that we are going camping again--it's been a decade since this Thanksgiving weekend trip. We will take the train from our home in Berlin, then a ferry, and then bike the last 10 mile...

Chinese cooking

by codmeister 2 hours ago

Can someone tell me the difference in the taste experience between sweet bean paste and sweet bean sauce? Thank you for any insights you can give me here.


Using a Braiser as a Saute Pan and Frying Pan

by westes 1 day ago

I have a friend who is starting to have a more serious interest in cooking and she wants to upgrade her old pans. Trying to save her some money, I am wondering what are the possible negatives in ...

Cook Friends/Family Who Keep Secrets

by kaleokahu 17 days ago

I just posted a recipe-specific thread on Home Cooking, but I thought I'd also post here about close friends and family who make certain dishes really well, but who won't share the secrets to their...


Saucepan Advice

by bulldogbreed45 3 days ago

My wife and I are looking at upgrading are saucepans. She and I want something in stainless steel and that will last many years. We cook on an electric ceramic cook top. I have poured over many re...

Weekly Menu Planning August 2021

by MidwesternerTT 10 days ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in August. It's helpful if you can include your location and how many people you are feeding. Links to recipes are always ap...


More eateries requiring proof of vaccination...

by gutreactions 5 days ago

What do you think about this? Safety first, right? How are you dealing with the new vaccination mandates spreading across the country?

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - Spring/Summer 2021

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 3 months ago

We're not getting enough traffic to make it worth a monthly split, so this can serve as a gutbucket for all TJs talk for the foreseeable future. Yay.

Dinner in Palm Springs & Environs

by masha 1 year ago

We will be in Palm Desert all of next week. I've searched the board and there is not much recent intelligence on restaurants for the Palm Springs area. We like all sorts of food; setting can be a...

Weekly Menu Planning – July 2021

by MidwesternerTT 1 month ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in July. It's helpful if you can include your location and how many people you are feeding. Links to recipes are always appr...

GTA Patios in the age of Covid-19 - 2021 edition

Dr. John
by Dr. John 2 months ago

With patios opening up on Friday, I thought I would start a new version of this thread. Have you booked any reservations yet? Where are you hoping to go? We haven't yet booked anything as places...

Giant meatballs at Mamma Francesca, New Rochelle...

by gutreactions 6 years ago

I have been pleasantly surprised over my last several visits to the new Mamma Francesca on Pelham Road, New Rochelle. Flavorful versions of old classics like fresh Tomato Salad; Broccoli Rabe, one ...