The Best Places to Restock Pantry Staples Online

A trip to the grocery store has long been something I’ve enjoyed. Picking out produce, perusing the aisles, and chatting up the deli clerk is a part of my day that I really look forward to. Right now...

When to Season Stainless Steel and How to Clean That Off

by westes 5 months ago

Should stainless steel ever be seasoned? With a cast-iron pot, seasoning is essential. A good method is to use a polyunsaturated fat with a low smoke point and to put a light coating on the cast...

Rice Bran Oil Source

by zackly 10 months ago

I see several good chefs like to use rice bran oil for cooking/frying. It's has virtually no flavor and a high smoke point. It is also inexpensive. I've never seen it on any store shelves. Maybe it...

Fritto Misto Oil Type?

by zackly 1 year ago

I'm thinking of making Fritto Misto Christmas Eve. I have shrimp and sea scallops in the freezer and I'll buy some cod , squid and smelts. What type of oil do they use in Italy to deep fry? Olive o...

Uses for anchovy oil?

by albanis 9 years ago

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for what to do with leftover anchovy oil? Besides tossing it with pasta, anything else? I heard some judge on Chopped talk about it and now I am wonderi...

Enzo’s Table

by Taralli 1 year ago

Friend asking me about the quality of Enzo’s flavored olive oils, as well as balsamic vinegars before ordering. Said I’d query CH. Opinions much appreciated.

Healthiest cooking oil/fat for stir-frying?

by babyraccoon 1 year ago

I'm curious to know what other people regard as the healthiest oil to use for high-heat cooking, like doing stir-fries? For me, the definition of a healthy oil is that it is unrefined and has low l...

Rendered Duck Fat is better than Ghee?

by kelvin_of_ranard 2 years ago

Having sampled and taste-tested the evidence, evaluated home-chef testimony, rendered duck fat is judged superior than ghee for sautéing and light frying!

Do you oil your pan before/after heating?

by Hana_Asbrink 2 years ago

Hi Chowhounds, Happy Friday! I had a question I wanted to pose to all of you home and professional cooks: When do you oil your pan? Most of time, I would say I pour my oil into a cold pan (r...

Stainless Steel v.s. Carbon Steel Pans in terms of oil/fat use

by Cata96 3 years ago

Hello, I've been eyeing a Carbon Steel pan for a while, but in Romania they are quite hard to find, but what I was thinking of getting is a deBuyer 28cm Carbon or Mineral B one... altho I'm not sur...

Minced lamb disaster

by orlybabe 3 years ago

Hi everyone, had a massive disaster with making shepherds pie today. I’ve made this a hundred times, always turns out perfect, but today when I put in the minced lamb it released a LOT of liquid/fa...

Replacing Oil with Apple Sauce in Cake

by Lotus7 15 years ago

I am going to make Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cake. I'd like to replace the oil with apple sauce. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup of oil so should I also use 1/4 cup of apple sauce? Or do I use more or le...

Saying "No" to oil in baked goods

by TrishUntrapped 7 years ago

I'm done using oil, be it vegetable, grapeseed, safflower, sunflower, or for me — the worst, canola oil, in my baked goods. I can't get past the taste. I've made top rated recipes for things lik...

Sourcing Truffle Oil and Wild Mushrooms in NW LA Area

by whiner 9 years ago

I'm a bit disappointed with what I can find at Whole Foods. Anyone have ideas for nice specialty shops with good selections of fresh wild mushrooms and / or places with nice selections of truffle ...

The best potato for French fries?

by jword2001 14 years ago

Which one is best?, what oil?, I usually use veg oil, my grandmother used lard, and they were awesome, but even a few points lower on the health o meter, the best I've had were In-N-out, I would lo...

Bacon Grease - Shelf life?

by WhatsEatingYou 8 years ago

I saved the fat when I fried up some bacon a few weeks ago and have been using pats here and there for eggs and sauteing but am using sparingly since I do not make bacon often. How long can the fa...

walnut oil vs mineral oil

by jboisvenue 6 years ago

Curious to get input on a new board I want to purchase. Im looking at the super slab from catskill craftsmen. What should I use to season this board. I here good things about both. However some hav...

Is heating oil past smoke point dangerous?

by learntocookchinese 4 years ago

Many recipes say to heat oil until smoking. But many websites say that when oil smokes, it gives off toxic and dangerous carcinogens. How to reconcile? EDIT. Which scenario? Scenario A. All s...

La Tourangelle nut oils

by HaveSpoonWillCook 4 years ago

I just bought some pistachio, walnut and hazelnut oils from La Tourangelle. The pistachio oil is divine! Green, thick, beautiful aroma and taste. I've used it for dipping bread - would love sug...

Best (least offensive?) Commodity Cooking Oil?

by zackly 5 years ago

Supermarkets around here occasionally run sales on one gallon containers of commodity cooking oil for 4-5 dollars, a great price. You usually can choose between Soybean. Corn or Canola. I don’t lik...

What's the best plain oil for popping corn?

by Spaceechik 10 years ago

I'm fairly broke all the time, and I make popcorn frequently, as it's very cheap, and is good for a snack while watching my detectives... ;) I use pure olive oil, but I'm wondering if a more fla...