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Pet Peeves

Go on, tell us what you hate. Confess your food-related pet peeves here and meet some Chowhounds who feel the same way. Commiseration is the name of the game.

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Pandemic price increases: real or contrived?

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by gutreactions 11 days ago

It is getting ridiculous out there! Go market shopping and you will find meat prices going north; cherries ranging from $2.99 to a whopping $14.99; artichokes, 2 for $3.99 to 1 for $4; rhubarb from...

Pizza Pet Peeve - Do You 'Blot' the Top of The Pizza With a Paper Towel or Napkin?

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by treb 8 days ago

With a lot of pizza being consumed these days, I've been with some folks who will blot the top of their pizza slice with a napkin or paper towel. There's one particular pizza that I order that ...

Follow-up to Bad Tuna Post

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by Purple_Rose 9 days ago

I know I vowed never to buy or eat tuna again. But, I was dying for macaroni salad. And you can’t have macaroni salad without tuna. (At least, I can’t) So, with trepidation, I bought a can of Stark...

Sneeze on hands, then empty dishwasher?

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by boaviagem 17 days ago

Saw it this morning. Step 1 - sneeze on hands. Step 2 - empty dishwasher. Like I am already paranoid hypochondriac worried enough, now this?

Tuna Fish Lack of Quality

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by Purple_Rose 16 days ago

I have been buying Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore Tuna for years. And the quality was wonderful. It was just like chicken breast meat. But, lately, the tuna has been wretchedly, disgusting and nas...

Accoutrements? No, they are accompaniments!

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by janetms383 4 years ago

Gee, I am so sick and tired of hearing self-proclaimed food experts using the term "accoutrements" to describe the avocado and cheese with which they are topping their chili. Those are accompanimen...

Does anyone else find this combo more than a little repulsive? Mayo + White Rice

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by ipsedixit 8 years ago

Co-worker was eating this at lunch. Squirt bottle of Hellman's and a big bowl of what looked like converted white rice. Squirt, mix, repeat, then eat. I don't know about you, but just the ...

Best way to navigate a Buffet?

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by gutreactions 6 months ago

I will be visiting restaurants and house parties that I know will be serving buffet-style. What's the best way to tackle it. After all these years, it's still all too easy to load up the plate with...

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

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by gutreactions 4 months 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 ...

What one ingredient makes you immediately avoid a recipe?

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by BethNH 10 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...

Dinner guest peeve

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by lafarrell 6 years ago

I hosted Easter yesterday for about 15. A few days ago, an invited guest asked if she could bring her grown daughter with her (as well as her two young sons who were already coming). I agreed with ...

They say it's "Beef"?

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by shejwang 3 years ago

I need some help here. A Szechuan restaurant here in San Jose has a dish with a delicious flavor called "Beef Stew". I don't know enough about meat cuts to know WHAT it is, but I've never had be...

Do you have family/friends who don't appreciate good home cooking?

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by HighHeels 8 years ago

I am just gonna take a second to vent. I love to cook. I enjoy trying hard things that some people would steer clear of. And I love learning from others, like here. But I have family who just do...

Uninvited guest

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by Rascal1 6 months ago

We are having an informal party and my fairly new SIL has grown daughters who she always assumes is invited to everything our side of the family does so she invited one of them to our party. We ar...

It's MASCARPONE!

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by soniabegonia 11 years ago

I've heard so many people say marscapone (R on the first syllable, pone as 1 syllable) - countless times on the Food Network, where you'd think they'd know better. It's MAS-CAR-PO-NE. It's not th...

Surge in Spam

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by masha 4 months ago

Mods, I am sure you've noticed the recent surge in spam posts, mainly relating to supposed health & wellness topics. You've been taking them down almost as quickly as they appear but is there anyt...

Rachael Ray

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by KathyReam 4 months ago

I agree she is so bother some when she talks over her guests. Esp when it's medical info. I don't really care what her brother or mother etc. does. She should watch her show to see how rude she is.

Unctuous doesn't mean what you think it does

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by Chatsworth 4 months ago

Too many people seem to think that unctuous means rich and tasty with a wonderful mouth feel (whatever that is). It actually means greasy, not really how I want my food to be. Anyone else have ...

Chili: It indeed has beans!!!

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by whm1974 4 months ago

Despite what many Texas may claim, beans have has been part the popular stew famously known as Chili. And always have since the dish was actually invented by the Native Americans who live in the ar...

Winter scurvy

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by fionasit 5 months ago

Seasonal fruit and veg are not available here in the Midwest. Once in awhile I see a lovely color on a vegetable and then I buy it. For the most part frozen veg, limited fruits are consumed. This r...