Family Recipes

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Biryani for 800

by kySafran 8 days ago

Just in case you need to knock up a curry for 800 once lock-down is over and group gatherings are something to be celebrated again, instead of shunned. Here's a recipe. 4.5kg/10lbs of chilli & 7kg...

Your Top Recipe

by Proud4life 2 months ago

Everybody has that one dish they are known for- what’s yours? Mine is chicken tikka masala using this recipe (https://cafedelites.com/chicken-tikka-masala/) I practically have it memorized at th...

Ground lamb/roast combination

by cmccit 23 days ago

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help. As a child, my mother used to make a lamb roast for Christmas dinner. She always referred to it as scotched lamb. I’m thinking her name was her confusing ...

Lobster prices coming down: how do you like them?

by gutreactions 7 months ago

Now is a good time to buy lobsters. I have noticed sale prices at local markets starting at $6.99 lb. for pound and a quarter; a bit more for larger sizes. Even frozen lobster tails have been on sa...

How to recreate your lost family recipes

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . You, too, can use sensory memory, oral history, and historical detective work to better understand, or to recreate, family or cultural dishes that you connect with. Whether you have a trove...

Off the top of your head: How many recipes do you know by heart?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

I remember working with a top French chef on projects in the New York/Miami area. Once I asked him: How many recipes do you have memorized? He thought for a moment and responded: around 3,000. And ...

Celebrating the '19th Amendment' Cookbook...

by gutreactions 4 months ago

The New York Times had a piece this morning about the publication of a commemorative digital cookbook by the American Bar Association celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the '19th Amendment' givin...

Mussels at home: rediscovered...

by gutreactions 6 months ago

We like diving into a bowl of mussels from time to time at restaurants that do the proper job with them. During the Covid crisis we have rediscovered how easy, cost effective, and delish these moll...

Table Talk with Black Food Historian Toni Tipton-Martin

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 7 months ago

It would take more time than we’ve got to list all of Toni Tipton-Martin’s accomplishments as a food writer, organizer, educator, and historian. We’ll just say that she’s one of the most studied an...

Kuchen comfort...

by gutreactions 5 months ago

We prepared a Peach Kuchen and it is delicious! Peaches have been great this season. Now were planning to bake up another. Have any tempting ideas? Thanks... By the way, do you consider kuchen a c...

Why do some Italians put "Hard Boiled Eggs in Pasta Sauce" ?

by MariaRN 7 years ago

Hi All ! The curiosity is killing me! While reminiscing with my Parents, we started a huge conversation about my Grandmother putting eggs in her Sunday Pasta Sauce. I have NEVER heard or se...

What's your... can I get that recipe... recipe?

by the3rdPoliceman 6 months ago

Simple question - what's the one thing you cook that people always want the recipe for? For me it's Momofuku's Octo Vinaigrette - goes with chicken, fish, pretty much whatever. I'd like to say i...

Bastille Day, July 14th: time to think French...

by gutreactions 7 months ago

Will you be marking the day with some French favorites from your kitchen? Perhaps a meal out at a French bistro? I do enjoy the French culinary and we will be visiting a popular Gallic spot in our ...

Tried to True recipes

by squinones 8 months ago

Since SIP and I have been cooking a lot more at home them usual. I'm looking for some new tried and true recipes. Here are a few of our favorites: - Chinese chicken salad https://www.sunset.c...

Food Network Alert: 'Questlove's Potluck' airs tonight, May 28...

by gutreactions 8 months ago

The Food Network is hosting 'Questlove's Potluck', a virtual dinner party with celebrity guests and favorite recipes. It airs at 10 p.m./9 central time. It is a fundraiser for America's Food Fund. ...

What are you baking these days? December, 2018 edition!

by buttertart 2 years ago

It's December in some of my favorite places already. This is probably the bakingest month of the year, what with holiday and gift baking. What are you up to in the kitchen these days? I made th...

Need dinner suggestions

by ReneeCamp 8 months ago

I need assistance getting inspired for dinner tonight! I have avocados, udon noodles and penne, a few cans of beans (red, black, chickpea) miso, some leftover frozen marinara sauce, half a pint of ...

Why boil salsa ingredients?

by simplelife16 5 years ago

Hi all! I absolutely love my families salsa and they boil many of the ingredients beforehand. If anyone out there does this, can you tell me why you boil the ingredients? Also, do you think boiling...

Anchovies! Delicious? Multifunctional or Not?

by kelvin_of_ranard 10 months ago

I bought a tin of King Oscar anchovies to complete a Bolognese sauce, and used the leftover fillets in a olive oil vinaigrette. What a wonderful flavor! We’re hooked! [pun intended]. What other...

Original Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from the 60s

by DebWedge 10 months ago

A while back, I saw a discussion somewhere (thought it was here but maybe not since I can't find it), about where to find an original recipe from the 1960s for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I th...