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Pork belly novice

by Nyleve 2 days ago

So I've never cooked pork belly as a roast and I'd like to do it. I bought one large piece, cut it in half and it's in the freezer at the moment. One thing I notice is that it doesn't have the skin...


What would you do?

by Sadistick 18 hours ago

Without getting into names (as I want to give the producer an opportunity to right their wrong before making a public stink) - I am curious as to what you would do in this situation... My 7 year...


LAKSA - Home Cooking Dish of the Month (DOTM), March 2021

by LulusMom 23 hours ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for March 2021. Our dish this month is laksa. Once again I rely on Wikipedia for a definitive description: Laksa is a spicy noodle soup popular in the Peranakan...

Weekly Menu Planning – February 2021

by MidwesternerTT 1 month ago

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

Chinese pickled shallots?

by MadameC 27 minutes ago

HELP! Anyone know what this is ? So funny as it says "shallots in brine" in french and "pickled leeks" in English. Any ideas ? And if so, how to use them ? The ingredients (after the mystery a...


Cooking Movies

tim irvine
by tim irvine 1 day ago

The discussion of the new Stanley Tucci series brought up The Big Night. It made me do a search for a thread on cooking movies. Nothing current came up, and therefore I decided to start one. Oth...


Can people recommend a book or books on salads and dressings?

by DonaldT123 2 days ago

Hi all, I wonder if people could offer some suggestions on a cookbook or two that they recommend for salads and dressings? There are lots of books on salads for sure, but I'm sure people have th...


Weekly Menu Planning - March 2021

by MidwesternerTT 5 days ago

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

Uneven searing in overpriced ECI pans from Staub & Le Creuset - show us examples

by CHSeifert 1 month ago

I would like to hear your experiences with uneven heating and searing using your overpriced garbage ECI pans from Staub & Le Creuset. I’m not a huge fan of ECI vessels, in fact I prefer stainle...


Restocking a spice rack

by Wandering Foodie 7 days ago

The spices in my turntable rack are so old and fragrantless that it's time to throw everything out and restock. This is your basic "western" spice rack. Are there any options besides Bulk Barn wh...


Coffee and Tea in Toronto, 2021

by prima 4 days ago

With so many Starbucks and a few Aroma locations closing, and shorter hours, I found myself frustrated while looking for coffee last Sunday, right at the corner near the HotDocs theatre and Pauper'...


Setting the way back machine - Sadie's Steak Tips, Waltham

by Amandarama 2 days ago

Now that the snow is beginning to melt, I'm thinking ahead to firing up the grill. Was thinking back to the steak tips at Sadie's, which was off Moody St. in Waltham. Anyone have thoughts on how ...


Fresh whole chicken

by robbyc 11 hours ago

Hello. Being a bit new to Philadelphia I’m trying to find out where I can buy a fresh, not pre frozen, free range chicken. There are plenty in certain supermarkets but they’ve all been previously f...

What are you baking these days? February 2021 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 27 days ago

In time for Groundhog Day and a polar vortex in the Northeast, some species of winter everywhere. What are you preheating your oven for this month?


Cookware vocabulary for foreign English speakers - please help us here!

by CHSeifert 2 days ago

I would like to start a thread to help us cookware enthusiasts, who speaks and writes broken English and aren’t totally sure of the correct names for certain cookware items. Please help us here...

Ebook Deals of the Minute 2021

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 2 months ago

Here’s the place to share those great deals that come up for ebook versions of cookbooks in various formats this year. Fair warning that these deals can come and go quickly, so a sale might be over...

What's For Dinner #448 (February 2021) - Cozy Comfort Foods?

by Amandarama 28 days ago

Is it deep in the throes of winter where you are? Are you keeping warm with comfort food or are you already looking ahead to warmer weather? Here's where we help each other decide "What's for ...


Value Proposition: Shun Kanso 7” Asian Utility Knife

by drrayeye 4 days ago

When I was given a nakiri in Japan to take home, I was told that others would be offering more expensive versions that would do no better. Even when it became my go to knife for vegetables, I thou...


Grocery Outlet - February 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

Last week I made a first visit to the newly opened Grocery Outlet in Windsor (Sonoma County), next to Home Depot. It's a spacious store with wide aisles. While it had a sanitizing station, there w...

How did you all make out with your beehives?

by mordylishus 11 hours ago

There were posts in '15 about the flow hive.