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

by UES Mayor 6 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?

Control freak in my kitchen

by emglow101 8 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 is my third visit here for dinner.

by Gastronomos 8 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 4 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 11 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 4 years 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...

Thanksgiving Disasters

by Querencia 4 years ago

Did something not turn out today? You are not alone. I once tried using food coloring hoping to make the gravy a rich-looking brown only somehow it came out bright blue and I simply couldn't get i...

Do you wear an apron in the kitchen?

by Kooken 6 years ago

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

Happy 20th Anniversary, Chowhound!

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 4 years 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 contributions, restaurant reports, advice, and sharing your passion for food. Tog...

Cirella's - Melville

by Gastronomos 4 years ago

Lunch at Cirella's last week. Ignoring half the menu on an entire page of sushi. Service is the usual. Opting not for a salad, wanting pasta, we all had zucchini ribbons. Bolognese; saus...

Like Eating Something for the Very First Time

by Steve 5 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 eating it for the very first time. Who knew it could be THAT delicious? Or amazin...