Family Recipes

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Celebrating the '19th Amendment' Cookbook...

by gutreactions 1 month 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...

Lobster prices coming down: how do you like them?

by gutreactions 4 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...

Mussels at home: rediscovered...

by gutreactions 3 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 4 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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...

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 ...

Anchovies! Delicious? Multifunctional or Not?

by kelvin_of_ranard 7 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 7 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...

Your Best Instant Pot Recipes, Please

by ninrn 7 months ago

I got my niece an Instant Pot Duo for her birthday, and while she and her boyfriend give it the good old college try every single week, so far everything they’ve made is highly problematic—too mush...

Good Food

by ellalovestocook 8 months ago

Does anyone have any ideas for dinner that I can cook for my family?

Software, applications for personal recipes

by tinpanalley 1 year ago

I'm not looking for one of the millions of apps that connects you to recipes from various websites, I'm talking about software or applications (mobile or web) that allow you to actually organise an...

2019 Standout Recipes

by highlyunlikely 12 months ago

What are your best new recipes from 2019? The ones that you loved, your family/guests raved about, and that will be in your roster for life? My favourite new recipes from 2019 (in no particu...