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Coronavirus

Discuss cooking at home, takeout and delivery, and grocery shopping during the novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak.

Freezer Storage Tips and Tricks to Help You Keep Your Cool

Freezer storage is a little bit art and a little bit science, with some good sense and nifty tricks mixed in. These handy tips will help you get your freezer organized and keep your food from getting...
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Favorite Bay Area Ice Cream and Frozen Treats – 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

What's good these days on the San Francisco Bay Area ice cream front? Through the pandemic I've noticed several new purveyors popping up, any that you recommend? Let's hear about start-ups as well ...

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...

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August 2021 Cookbook of the Month: PANDEMIC REVISIT, MARCH 2020–JULY 2021

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 3 days ago

Welcome to our August 2021 COTM, where we're revisiting all the books and websites we used from March of last year, the beginning of our collective long, strange trip through the unprecedented terr...

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How to Transform Your American Vaccination Card into a French Health Pass

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

Our friends at Paris by Mouth walk through step by step how to obtain the French Health Pass that will be required as of August 1 to enter restaurants, cafes (even outdoor areas) and trains.

Flannery Beef helluva-deal steaks (and delivery saga)

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by trueblu 7 days ago

We decided to try out the Flannery Steaks 'helluva deal' rib-eye steaks this last week. They are about $24/steak for 12oz steaks: and one doesn't know if they are the midwestern angus or the calif...

Berkeley's Three Stone Hearth needs its Mason jars back

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Three Stone Hearth in Berkeley that prides itself on sustainable packaging for its food products has put out another call to try to get its Mason jars back and refund customer deposits. The nationa...

Is now the proper time to cash in those gift cards?

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by gutreactions 5 months ago

We had accumulated a load of dining gift cards from friends and family prior to the pandemic one year ago. We also had purchased a few during the past year to help some local favorite eateries. Do ...

bb.q Chicken | Apple Park - Cupertino

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

"bb.q" is pronounced "Bee Bee Dot Cue" and stands for "best of the best quality", according to the company's website, and not America's cuisine, Barbecue. An international chain from South Korea, ...

Dim sum on the Peninsula

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by JadeM 22 days ago

What's good these days? Anybody have a recent experience at Koi Palace? I'm picking up a friend SFO tomorrow around 1pm, and we can eat down there on our way back to the city.

What's lingering in your freezer or pantry? Use it up ideas

MidwesternerTT
by MidwesternerTT 5 months ago

Over on the Weekly Menu Planning discussion we noticed many of us have items purchased a year ago, at the start of the pandemic, that are lingering in freezer or pantry. It's an ongoing situation ...

Soft Serve Ice Cream at Ad Astra Bread Co. | Seaside - Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 24 days ago

From the day that famed pastry chef, Ron Mendoza revealed his plans to open a bread bakery to explore the savory side, many of us quietly prayed that in due time he would experiment again with ice ...

Is There A ________Shortage?

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by mtskeeter 27 days ago

I can't seem to find the big bags of unsalted peanuts in the shell that I've been used to purchasing. Is there something you can't find in stores or elsewhere? Please share!

Chicken Wing prices rising: another pandemic shortage?

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

Craving chicken wings? The price of wings is rising fast, according to industry sources. Almost double what they were just a few months ago. Restaurants and markets have had to adjust their menu pr...

Restaurants having tough time finding workers...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Here in the New York metro area, I have heard the same complaint from a number of restaurant owners in recent weeks: can't find any help! Now that Covid protocols are being relaxed, restaurants are...

Not Just Junk: Why We Need To Re-Think Food Processing

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

“Local processing can significantly reduce the burden on individuals to cook meals at home from fresh ingredients. Outsourcing meal planning and cooking tasks has always been a solution for those w...

Point Reyes Roadhouse

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 month ago

Yesterday I drove into Point Reyes Station, and there at the southern entrance was a new (to me) place, Point Reyes Roadhouse, where the Marin Sun Farms place had been. I had lunch there, choosing ...

San Francisco's 20th Century Cafe closing

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Minutes ago, Michelle Polzine announced on FB the closing of 20th Century Cafe. She said she will be around till at least the end of June. "Dear Esteemed Members of Cafe Society, Many of us ha...

Sifu Wong Kitchen | Sunnyvale - Silicon Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

For the fans of Cooking Papa restaurants who lamented the downhill slide when the ownership changed two years ago https://www.chowhound.com/post/cooking-papa-foster-city-ownership-change-disaster-1...