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Philly Cheesesteak Rant

by Ally1111 1 month ago

First online rant but felt so strongly about my disappointing lunch, I had to share with fellow food people. Our c...

masha bousha commented 19 days ago

Fried eggs?

by Motosport 27 days ago

I just had breakfast at the local diner. I ordered 2 fried eggs, bacon and home fries. When the order came out the ...

Motosport commented 22 days ago

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

by HighHeels 5 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 clea...

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suburban_mom commented 2 months ago

Potholder Problem

by Deborah R. 3 months ago

This is going to sound trivial, but it really isn't. I can't seem to find truly heat-proof potholders anymore. I used...

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masha commented 3 months ago

Something peculiar about this Morbier cheese

by Howard_2 3 months ago

Cheese under false pretenses? I need some opinions about this situation regarding Morbier cheese from Murray's Che...

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LorenzoGA commented 3 months ago

What's the deal with lemons in water?

by dwkayak 3 months ago

Anyone know anything about the history of this? How long ago did restaurants start doing this? I don't get it and I d...

coll commented 3 months ago

Home Fries

by OLD TIME CHEF 4 months ago

Anyone know of an eatery in Somerset County and vicinity that serves home fried potatoes that are fully fried throug...

ambrose commented 4 months ago

Nasty Battered French Fries

by Pitbullchow 4 months ago

What is this horrible trend of restaurants serving these French fries that are either called; Battered, coated or sea...

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fourunder commented 4 months ago

Invitation etiquette

by hihope 4 months ago

A neighbor asked my husband and I to Thanksgiving dinner 3 weeks ahead. A time was not mentioned. We assumed when t...

thegforceny commented 4 months ago

3 Annoying Trends in Hipster Eateries

by skidmarkjones 5 months ago

Went to "Go get em tiger" today for brunch. The latest in trend-desperate hipster brunch spots in LF/Silverlake. Th...

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Rubidoux commented 4 months ago

Malodorous plastic food packaging (and other rants)

by BobtheBigPig 8 years ago

OK, I may be completely nuts. But here's my dilemma. I've noticed a disturbing trend in the last several years fo...

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tupelohoney1010 commented 4 months ago

Thanksgiving Sibling Problems

by outRIAAge 5 months ago

Come, one and all, and rant. My sister invited me to join her at a potluck Thanksgiving dinner. She asked if I could ...

thegforceny commented 5 months ago

It's MASCARPONE!

by soniabegonia 8 years ago

I've heard so many people say marscapone (R on the first syllable, pone as 1 syllable) - countless times on the Food ...

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Faeryhaven commented 5 months ago

Biggest Cooking Show Pet Peeves

by Atomic76 4 years ago

I can't stand it when they are cutting jalapenos and have to go into the whole speech about how the seeds and the rib...

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ChefLuLuB commented 6 months ago

Charged full price instead of prix fixe - what would you do

by governator 6 months ago

It's no biggie, but ... Last Saturday my wife and I had dinner at a small french restaurant in Manhattan. I di...

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jounipesonen commented 6 months ago

Spelling errors on menus and websites

by Curlz 2 years ago

I just made a reservation on Open Table for a mid-priced restaurant and was stunned to see "pre-fix menu available" o...

BiscuitBoy commented 6 months ago

General Discussion Be the first to comment

Dannon just shrank it's individual yoghurt containers to 5.3 oz!

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by masha 6 months ago

I remember when they were 8 oz and reduced them to 6. This really annoys me because I keep individual packages of pl...

Should restaurants offer Child Free Zones?

by boratini 11 months ago

It used to be when you entered a restaurant you were offered Smoking or non-smoking sections. With the ban on smoking...

thegforceny commented 7 months ago

Yogurt Fillers?

by Veggigal 7 months ago

I don't know if it's just me, but lately I find the yogurt companies are using more fillers in their Greek Yogurt. ...

Veggigal commented 7 months ago

Never buy Thermador

by cknize 8 months ago

As a person that has bought Thermador I will never do so again. They do not supply parts after 8-10 years basically ...

coll commented 8 months ago