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7 Tips for Smart Shopping in the Time of Coronavirus

We've covered the nuts and bolts of safely shopping during the coronavirus pandemic (and even how to clean and sanitize your groceries), but when it comes to what exactly you should buy—and what to...

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Girls lunch pre-Union Square shopping [San Francisco]

by selectiveomnivore 5 years ago

I'm a bit out of touch with the SF food scene having lived overseas for a few years. I'm hosting a small lunch with two good girl friends on a Friday before bridesmaid shopping in or near Union Squ...

What's on Your Pesach Shopping List?

by PotatoPuff 6 years ago

Perhaps a little crowdsourcing will help us avoid last minute forgotten items. I try to avoid processed prepackaged Pesach foods, but I still end up with quite a shopping list. Here's my list, wh...

Heading up to Venice with the family (restos and more)

by Maximilien 5 years ago

We (5 adults+1 pre-teen) will be in venice for my parent 50th wedding anniversary, the last week of april. We have an apartment (near Campo Nazario Sauro) and plan to eat in most of the nights. ...

MEGA shopping in La Cruz, Mexico

by KateForbes 6 years ago

I'm hoping to get to the MEGA to pick up some groceries for our stay near La Cruz in a couple weeks. Can anyone make recommendations on things that shouldn't be missed in a Mexican supermarket? I'm...

Knives for a Paris rental kitchen

by nancyfc 6 years ago

We'll be staying in an Airbnb apartment with a small kitchen in Paris next month. I've found that rental kitchens usually lack decent knives. I am not checking bags, so I can't bring any. Any id...


by julesvandam 6 years ago

I ama firm fan of getting things in situ. Coming from Europe to DC for a few days conference. I plan to buy some things that are hard to get where I live, namely: rye whisky, dried chillies (yet to...

How many stores do you try before you give up and Amazon?

by Just Visiting 6 years ago

Need fine-ground cornmeal. Tried two Whole Foods. They had only coarse and medium. Tried a Giant and a Safeway. No luck. Gave up, came home, and Amazoned. It is getting to the point where if I k...

Grocery food items that are unique to Boston/New England?

by SASSYMI2 8 years ago

I am from Michigan and am visiting Boston, North Shore, NH and Maine next week. My wife and I always enjoy grocery shopping for unique items that are indiginous to the part of the country we are va...

Post your best holiday cookware deal finds here!

by BouquiGarnet 6 years ago

Williams Sonoma and Sur La Table have the Wusthof Classic 6-inch chef's knife for $50. W/S also has a 4-quart Staub cocotte in cherry for $99. What else is everyone finding? I'm going to hit...

Master Shopping List

by Puffin3 6 years ago

Do you have one? Some time back I went through the index of all my cookbooks. French/Italian/Asian etc. I came up with a master shopping list of the ingredients I wanted to always have at hand. I...

Nathan's Hot Dogs in T.O?

by LeTimmy 13 years ago

Does anybody know where I can get packages pf Nathan's Hot Dogs in natural casings here in T.O? These to me are by far the tastiest hot dogs out there in my opinion but I've only purchased them in...

Where can I buy caviar in Monmouth County?

Heidi cooks and bakes
by Heidi cooks and bakes 6 years ago

I am starting to put together my Christmas eve menu, and this year I am going to include deviled eggs made with quail eggs. (Check out the Home Cooking thread of deviled eggs this month!) I want ...

Y & S Licorice Pipes

by paulcol 10 years ago

Anyone know where I can find them. I bought the cigars at Bulk Burn, but I can't find the pipes. Candy Mountain doesn't have them. Are they still made? Thanks

Cake decorations and supplies

by Curry Cook 11 years ago

Looking for retail places that sell cake decorations and supplies . Preferably in the West of the Island or Laval West of the 15 and open on weekends.

No Frills vs. Food Basics vs. Loblaws vs. Valu-Mart vs. Sobeys vs. Dominion vs. Other

by sepandee 13 years ago

This question has been asked once before, but I'd like to get an updated opinion. I want to have these stores (and possibly others... I remember there was a grocery store on Leslie between Finch a...

full leaf, loose leaf tea - where to buy?

by trev80 12 years ago

I'm new to the city and looking for a place to get the best full leaf and loose leaf teas in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Thanks!

Fave Butchers or places to buy meat in Phoenix?

by tastyjon 14 years ago

So I bought a smoker - one of the bigger ones with the offset fire box. This is for cooking things 5-12 hours (or more). Big pieces of meat... those giant Fred Flinstone style beef ribs, pork but...

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