Chowhound Stories


Grocery stores overcharging

by ChervilGeorge 1 year ago

What is going on with grocery stores? Is overcharging on a regular basis a business model? I live in San Francisco and shop at a few chain stores on a regular basis to supplement my local marke...

So, I Just Ate ___ That Had a Best By Date of ___ and Lived to Post About it

by treb 3 months ago

I thought this might be fun to post about. There's a lot of hullabaloo about best used by dates, and expired dates on products. We see tons of threads about this on CH everyday!! I just fo...

A tragedy. My daughter threw away...

by shanagain 9 years ago

...My green plastic coffee scoop, from one of the last cans of Chock Full O'Nuts in which I remember finding a scoop. So, yes, I should've stopped just once and figured out exactly how much that s...

Where did you dine if you dined out night of the blizzard?

by UES Mayor 3 years ago

Since many places closed, I decided to go to Shoga -(sushi) on my block. Many bars and few restaurants were open but the majority of the restaurants were closed or closing early. Where did you dine?

What would YOU do??

by PotatoHouse 4 years ago

I pulled this meme from Facebook and although it is directed towards the ladies, men can answer the question also.

Control freak in my kitchen

by emglow101 6 years ago

I don't know if any of you are. I can't stand when other people want to cook in my kitchen. Using my knifes,and pans.I cringe. Being polite I ask them to sit and relax. Anyone else have this proble...

This cookbook, (insert your selection) improved my cooking

by mrshalf 1 month ago

What ONE cookbook improved your cooking? Preferably one you've bought within the past five years.

This is my third visit here for dinner.

by Gastronomos 6 years ago

This is my third visit here for dinner. We usually have breakfast here. Seven of us entered a packed place for dinner, the line practically out the door, and the parking lot jammed with cars, got ...

Holiday Food-related Failures

by truman 1 year ago

Just for fun, let's share stories of our food-related failures from this holiday cooking season. I'll kick things off... 1. I tried a recipe for kugelhopf breakfast rolls from The Kitchn, and a...

Thanksgiving 2018: The Good, The Bad, The WTF?

by TorontoJo 4 months ago

OK, folks, let's hear how your Thanksgiving dinner went. Which recipes turned out as good or better than you were hoping? Which were flops? And do share the WTF moments, be it a recipe, a timing ni...

Academic Home Cooks who are avid cooks and/or bakers - why do you do it?

by nofunlatte 9 months ago

Over on the Home Cooking board, there's a concentration of us who are academics, So, if you are an academic, why do you enjoy cooking/baking? What is it that draws you to this hobby/interest? FY...

Gardening dreams

by Dorothee5 9 months ago

Hello! It is very important to have dreams! However, is there anything you dream of having in your garden that maybe you don't have funds or space or money for? If it goes to me, I am dreaming a...

Myths of Owning a Restaurant

by chefearl 1 year ago

People assume that owning a restaurant is fun and exciting, a great way to make money and perhaps even become famous. Well, I am here to tell you that owning a restaurant is a lot of hard work mor...

Former 'Hound JB Bannister Seen on Chopped!

by ninrn 1 year ago

Surprised no one has posted about this already: Great former Chowhound JB Bannister competed recently on Chopped Grillmasters. (Season 4, ep 2, Airdate: August 8, 2017). He played well, but left a ...

Cacio e Pepe (or nightmares of a foodie)

by Cam14 1 year ago

Last night I made Anthony Bourdains version of Cacio e Pepe and it was very, very good. Did cut back the pepper. It made me curious about other versions and how they would be made. During th...

Cooking and Family History

by Querencia 1 year ago

I have a (totally unscientific) theory that when a family comes here from another country and time passes until several generations have come along, cooking outlasts other family history. I can t...

Calf's foot jelly and other foods you've read about but never had - some of which you'd like to

by buttertart 9 years ago

I remember reading in Victorian novels as a kid about calf's foot jelly being taken to invalids and wondering what the heck it was. Asked my mom, who told me it was like Jello made from meat (with...

Holiday Cookware Gift Haul 2017

by kaleokahu 1 year ago

2017 surprised me with how little I was gifted in the way of cookware and associated accoutrements. So I wanted to hear what Santa may have brought you. I DID receive one little jewel of a unit...