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Pet Peeves

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

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by treb 1 year 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 ...

The Unruly Taco: where do you draw the line?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

The other day were at a new Mexican restaurant and ordered 4 different tacos. They came out overstuffed with product. That's fine, they were darn good. Problem is eating them was an unwieldly proce...

The Unruly Burger: where do you draw the line?

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

I like a good burger like the next person, sometimes piled high with layers of toppings. The other day, I ordered an 'award winning' towering burger at a friendly local tavern. When it was brought ...

Follow-up to Bad Tuna Post

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by Purple_Rose 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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...

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

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by ipsedixit 9 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 ...

What one ingredient makes you immediately avoid a recipe?

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by BethNH 2 years 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 7 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 4 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...

Uninvited guest

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by Rascal1 2 years 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 13 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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...

Photos of food and restaurants

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by LadyofTexas 2 years ago

I have noticed reviews of restaurants and specific dishes with accompanying photos. Often the photos are nauseating--half-eaten tacos, or a pile of pasta, or (ugh!) an unidentified drink that is g...

Cleaning grill

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by 1Majikk1 2 years ago

You clean the grill grates because all that charred burnt on hook is just nasty. You don't have to be a compulsive cleaner, you just have to be sanitary.

Is “foodie” a pejorative term, complimentary, or both?

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by kelvin_of_ranard 2 years ago

I generally regard “foodie” to be a pejorative versus complimentary term, unless the intent is manifestly positive. I accept that having particular “tastes” in food or dress may be unusual to some...