Family Recipes

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A dozen canned mackerel ...

by RHplus 10 days ago

So, more than a dozen canned mackerel arrived today. What to do with these? Any recipe recommendations for canned (tinned) mackerel for picky children?

What recipes are you repeating?

by EllenCooks 17 days ago

What are you cooking that you’ve made before? Sort of an opposite COTM and DOTM. I’m trying to repeat recipes more often partially so I can cook more without recipes. My norm is to try new recipes ...

How to Make a Classic Latte at Home

by NickolasCastagna 3 months ago

Ingredients 2 oz. freshly brewed espresso (2 shots) 8 oz. whole milk Directions Add the espresso into a 12-ounce mug. Set aside. Pour the milk into a frothing pitcher large ...

The Ms. stews Ballarat apples, or, Rhubarb revisted

by mordylishus 7 months ago

See the previous discussion of rhubarb and my English wife: https://www.chowhound.com/post/rhubarb-969783 Well, she was at it again. I got about 10kg of an excellent English cooking apple, Balla...

Kau Kau Chronicles - Vintage Hawaiian Cookbook Recipes Online

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Stumbled upon this website that has preserved and shared in searchable online format recipes from community cookbooks in Hawai'i from around 1950 to 2000.

Celebrating Passover 2021: March 27-April 4...

by gutreactions 7 months ago

How will it be different than it was last year? My family zoomed it last time. Will you be preparing traditional specialties at home, or will you order take-out? Where do you like to shop for the b...

"The Families that Fed America": Andrea Nguyen on the History Channel

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

One of our favorite cookbook authors stars in the pilot episode of "The Families that Fed America". She makes Bò Kho, but shares so much more about her family's path and the recipes they saved and ...

Great Red Velvet Cake Recipe Using Beets?

by ninrn 9 months ago

I’d like to make a red velvet layer cake using beets for color rather than food dye. I believe this was how the original versions of red velvet cake were made. Does anyone have a tried and true re...

Biryani for 800

by kySafran 9 months 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 11 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 10 months 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 1 year 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 11 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 2 years 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 8 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...