Side Dish

Side dishes are just as important as the main event. Discuss great side dish recipes and get cooking inspiration, plus hear advice from other Chowhounds about the best side dishes at restaurants.

7 Quick & Easy Grilled Vegetable Sides for Your Labor Day BBQ

There's no reason your grill can't assist you in getting your daily greens. Check out these seven fabulous grilled vegetable sides to serve with summer BBQ—any one would be the perfect addition to your...

Your favorite Eggplant

by Bigley9 2 months ago

I really like eggplant, especially when it is the star of the dish. I've made a few good things so far this summer - roasted eggplant slices with a preserved lemon vinaigrette over rice, an eggpla...

Caponata, cooking eggplant question

by walker 1 month ago

I want to try David Lebovitz' recipe for Caponata BUT don't want to fry the cubes of eggplant in all that oil. https://www.davidlebovitz.com/caponata-recipe-italian-sicilian-eggplant-salad/ R...

Covid cookbook challenge round 2

by covidcooking 1 month ago

Right as covid broke out, I decided to cook a new dish from every cookbook in my collection. I needed something to distract me from the world. Many people seemed to appreciate my post, which cau...

"Crunchy" potato salad

by Chatsworth 2 months ago

I bought some potato salad from my local favorite store. Not for the first time, to me it's undercooked. I don't want it mushy, but I do want it soft. I don't think al dente potatoes should be a...


pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 4 years ago

Use this thread to post reports on the following chapters from DINNER: SOUPS (p. 314-330); SALADS (p. 334-349); and DIPS, SPREADS, & GO-WITHS (p. 353-385) If you are the first to report on a ...

Great American Recipes Card Collection

by olunia 1 year ago

Hello Everyone! I am searching for two (2) recipes from the Great American Quick and Easy Recipes Card Collection. The first one is from the Sweets and other Treats Section 18 Card #13. Th...

Why won’t my flambé light?

by saacnmama 2 months ago

I dumped extra rum in it. Still no go. Unfortunately, the site won’t let me upload video. Bananas Foster, lighter with steady flame and…. Nothing. Why is that?

Looking for: corn pudding recipe

by Scott_R 8 years ago

There used to be this wonderful soul food/creole/southern food restaurant in Huntington, NY called the "Cooke's In" (the owner's name was Cooke). Just by way of reference, it was this place: http:...

Ratatouille Preps and Hacks?

by kaleokahu 3 months ago

So, I have a neighbor who makes excellent ratatouille. She apparently knows it, and has spent years telling me she'll give up her secrets, but hasn't. Yeah, one of *those* fair weather cooking fr...

Date night menu help - Spanakopita and...?

by hjvc 1 year ago

I am making a good new spanakopita recipe that includes chickpeas, feta and ricotta. The spanakopita is more of a tart, not individual wrapped pockets, so I am treating it as the main course. I've ...


by treb 6 months ago

Have you tried this delightful spicy paste? I’ve been using gochujang for many years, it has replaced sriracha as my go to spicy sauce both as a cooking ingredient and as a condiment. Gochuja...

Flavorless Eggplant

by zackly 3 months ago

Have they engineered the flavor out of eggplant for appearance and shelf life? Supermarket eggplant used to be nasty looking in the winter here on the East Coast but it tasted good. Now, it looks p...

Alternative Feta for Yotam Ottolenghi's Baked Minty Rice with Feta, Olive and Pomegranate

by MSK 4 months ago

BA’s editor’s blog rates this as her Go-to potluck dish! From his Simple cookbook, I agree that it is easy to prepare, interesting to taste, lovely to look at and not difficult to produce consisten...

Menu help please: cornbread with fish (grilled mackerel)?

by hjvc 4 months ago

I am planning a meal with grilled mackerel, but not sure of what to serve it with. I have ratatouille ready, and was thinking of cornbread too, but not sure how that would go. Would rice be a bette...

Don't eat Cicadas if allergic to seafood?

by gutreactions 5 months ago

Are Cicadas on your menu? They only appear every 17 years or so. The FDA has issued a warning. Don't eat them if you are allergic to seafood. Apparently, there is a connection. Check it out: https:...

Help with Pita Bread (and baking questions)

by cgxy96 6 months ago

This is my 2rd time making pita following this recipe and I failed. I added - 2 extra tablespoon of sugar and - 3 extra teaspoon of salt into the dry ingredients. -Added instant yeast but adde...

Can people recommend a book or books on salads and dressings?

by DonaldT123 8 months ago

Hi all, I wonder if people could offer some suggestions on a cookbook or two that they recommend for salads and dressings? There are lots of books on salads for sure, but I'm sure people have th...

January 2021 Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

by islandmermaid 10 months ago

Good evening, Cookbook of the Month community! It's time to start reflecting on what we would like to cook together in the new year! What will be simmering, baking, and bubbling in our kitchens on ...

February 2021 Cookbook of the Month NOMINATIONS

by islandmermaid 9 months ago

A warm and cozy greeting to everyone in our Cookbook of the Month community! Let's put on our thinking caps and share ideas for our February selection. For many of us, February means chilly days,...