Food Preferences

The Fascinating Science Behind Picky Eaters

“Food memories are very powerful memories,” wrote Psychologist Nancy Zucker—and they’re words that couldn’t be more accurate. 10 years ago I was having lunch at a restaurant. I couldn’t tell you the...

I generally enjoy “Poor Man’s Cuisine” the most

by Smokeydoke30 7 days ago

I got to thinking, what were some of my favorite dishes to eat? Pinto beans Rice in every way; fried rice, jook, plain, rice pudding Pulled pork Dal Chili Roasted chicken Pizza Noodles,...


How to Measure scoville in peppers?

by chuckno8 2 days ago

How do they measure the Scoville in peppers? Is there a device so I could measure the scoville level?

Food & Dining Resolutions 2020!

by gutreactions 2 months ago

We all start off strong. I will do this, or I will not do that. But we do try, don't we? What New Year's resolutions: food, dining out, eating, dieting, are you thinking for 2020? For myself, wheth...

"After our oysters, we'd like to order waffles!"

by gutreactions 22 days ago

Ok, so maybe I should mind my own business, but we were sitting down for brunch at a popular spot in Annapolis during our recent trip and noticed the table next to us. They started with a round of ...

Do you prefer beef or lamb?

by Smokeydoke30 1 month ago

I'm reading through this old Chowhound post and people are saying that lamb tastes like farts and tastes disgusting. Does anyone else experience this? I'm always surprised when people describe what...

Not what's ON, but what's IN your hamburgers?

by CookingChemicalEngineer 2 months ago

There was a longish thread about hamburgers either served minimal in terms of condiments, or max sandwiches with tons of fixings on top. Great discussions of the pros/cons. Although that thread...

What has happened to Prego pasta sauces?

by shpToronto 2 months ago

Prego is our favourite pasta sauce and is increasingly hard to find where we live. Loblaws doesn't carry it anymore. Very limited availability at Sobeys and Longos. None at Walmart. Does anyone kno...

What one ingredient makes you immediately avoid a recipe?

by BethNH 7 months ago

I don't consider myself a picky eater but there are a handful of foods I avoid at all cost. When I'm reading through recipes I notice that if I see one of these foods I will immediately skip to th...

Sauce for shrimp

by texanniew 2 months ago

For Christmas, I am serving cold boiled shrimp and crab stuff shrimp. What’s a sauce in addition to cocktail sauce that would work for both? The other entrees are Italian...something that might hav...

The ESSENCE of European Cooking

by GTJ 5 months ago

On a thread having to do with cast iron pots the topic shifted to French Cuisine and, in somewhat obsessive fashion as is my tendency, I decided to pursue the topic 'theoretically' as well as pract...

Fast meal preparation

by codmeister 3 months ago

Often I am in a hurry and find myself eating a TV dinner or opening a can of Chef Boyardee Spaghetti, neither of which are particularly healthy and probably contain some unhealthy ingredients. Can...

The Truth About (Wild) Turkeys

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

From the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program --- " . . . What can you do if you see a wild turkey in your neighborhood? • Do not feed the turkeys. Many p...

Bubu Lubu

by syrup09 3 months ago

Has anyone out there ever have a Bubu Lubu Candy Bar? You can find them in Mercados, (Hispanic Groceries stores) and to me they're preferable to anything made by Hershey or Mars. It has str...

Borden Eggnog in a can?

by donutcat0 2 years ago

Does anyone know where one can find the old canned Borden eggnog? I know more recently they've switched over to selling it in the carton and I have been told that it's not as good. Trying to find t...

What are some foods you once avoided but have learned to enjoy?

by BigG 6 months ago

EllenCooks suggested this topic (deserving the credit for its conception) on another thread (What one ingredient makes you...). My first taste of cilantro was, like many on here have iterated, s...

The ESSENCE of French Sauces

by GTJ 4 months ago

My object: introduce myself formally, and a little rigorously, to *the French canon* to use Charlie's term. The more that I look into the question, the more certain I am of my general inexperience....

Online Grocery Services

by treb 5 months ago

Just curious, how do you feel about someone else picking out your produce, protein and groceries? For me, I like to select my own produce, point out the cut of meat or seafood from the display c...

KISS (keep it simple stupid)

by BigG 8 months ago

I really do appreciate how many on here have shared great recipes and techniques. There are some food items, however, that seem to shine the more simply they are prepared. I'll go fishy again as my...

Counterintuitive Pleasures

by JeffinNYC 6 months ago

Are there foods so tart, hot, or salty that you love eating them, even though, objectively, they cause at least a modicum of discomfort? This is not a phenomenon unique to food. People love hor...