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Cooking and Family History

by Querencia 15 days ago

I have a (totally unscientific) theory that when a family comes here from another country and time passes until sever...

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

by buttertart 8 years ago

I remember reading in Victorian novels as a kid about calf's foot jelly being taken to invalids and wondering what th...


normanravitch commented 20 days ago

A tragedy. My daughter threw away...

by shanagain 8 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....


ETANA commented 21 days ago

Holiday Cookware Gift Haul 2017

by kaleokahu 29 days ago

2017 surprised me with how little I was gifted in the way of cookware and associated accoutrements. So I wanted to h...


acgold7 commented 21 days ago

Holiday Food-related Failures

by truman 28 days ago

Just for fun, let's share stories of our food-related failures from this holiday cooking season. I'll kick things off...

BeeRich commented 22 days ago

Thanksgiving Disasters

by Querencia 2 months ago

Did something not turn out today? You are not alone. I once tried using food coloring hoping to make the gravy a ric...

coll commented 2 months ago

Your Most Fond Cooking Memories

by marssy 3 months ago

My family-in-law lost their home in the recent fires in Santa Rosa; they have been staying with us and our house hasn...


wildcat869 commented 3 months ago

Grocery stores overcharging

by ChervilGeorge 4 months ago

What is going on with grocery stores? Is overcharging on a regular basis a business model? I live in San Francisc...

dave_c commented 4 months ago

Do you wear an apron in the kitchen?

by Kooken 2 years ago

Do any of you folks love cooking wear an apron? I am a very messy cook and feel lost without it. Bebe


somervilleoldtimer commented 5 months ago

Former 'Hound JB Bannister Seen on Chopped!

by ninrn 5 months ago

Surprised no one has posted about this already: Great former Chowhound JB Bannister competed recently on Chopped Gril...

meatn3 commented 5 months ago

Happy 20th Anniversary, Chowhound!

by The Chowhound Team 7 months ago

July is the month we turn 20! We want to take a moment to thank you for giving life to this community with your contr...

phofiend commented 7 months ago

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Cirella's - Melville

by Gastronomos 8 months ago

Lunch at Cirella's last week. Ignoring half the menu on an entire page of sushi. Service is the usual. Opti...

Like Eating Something for the Very First Time

by Steve 2 years ago

I've had this sensation at least twice now when I've eaten something fairly normal that is sooooo good, it's like eat...


MattHooper commented 11 months ago

Foodie and Non-foodie, is there hope?

by Motosport 2 years ago

So, I've been a single senior for several years and I date. I date a lot. "Kiss a lot of frogs" so to speak. ...

mcf commented 11 months ago

Have you ever lost . . . .

by JerryMe 2 years ago

Neighbor came by and asked if I'd ever lost a pound of potatoes that I'd bought from the store. I had indeed! They ...

The_Libster commented 11 months ago

Seduction Dinner Disasters

by outRIAAge 12 months ago

You know the kind: you've spent days planning the menu, getting rid of roommates, making a custom seduction playlist,...

The_Libster commented 11 months ago

First REAL Food memory

by shaebones 9 years ago

YOU know, the one you think about everytime you eat that food. For me its a BLT. I was in ~ 3rd grade and went to my ...

Sparkina commented 1 year ago

Thanksgiving 2016: Your Worst Nightmare?

by Cynsa 1 year ago

Once Upon A Time; my neighbor's uncle set his house afire when the pot of hot oil tipped over on his deck while deep-...


cleobeach commented 1 year ago

When recipe sharing bites back.

by Canuget1 1 year ago

Every year during the holidays I'm asked to make the same dishes and one year I gave a recipe out. That person is at ...

Ttrockwood commented 1 year ago