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Ingredient Substitutions

Can you swap applesauce for butter? What should you use if you run out of vinegar? Find out everything you need to know about ingredient substitutions for cooking and baking.

An A-Z Ingredient Substitute Guide for When You're Out of Everything

If you're looking for an ingredient substitute, we've got an (almost) complete A-Z list right here for you. Whether you're out of eggs, flour, yeast, or butter—or need an alternative to fresh herbs...

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Substitute for El Taurino

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by EV Andrew 16 years ago

So I am doing some advance Mexican scouting before hitting LA for 5 days. Usually hit my taco higlights and then spend a bunch of time scouting for new highlights. Just read below that El Taurin...

TJ's new Total Yogurt substitute

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by JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester) 16 years ago

Just to let all the Total-heads here know, TJ's has a new Mediterranean Cheese-Style Yogurt that's a dead ringer for Total. It's in a yellow carton (as opposed to the blue Greek-Style Yogurt conta...

Sole Florentine - substitution question

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by Deenso 16 years ago

We're eating lots more fish these days and I'd love to make Sole Florentine for my husband. However, by definition, anything Florentine involves spinach and spinach is something he doesn't like all...

Saigon Grill substitute

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by David Elinsky 16 years ago

I recently moved to Park Slope from the Upper West Side, and I have yet to find an adequate replacement for my beloved Saigon Grill. What I'm looking for, for those who haven't been to Saigon Gril...

Sahadi substitute in San Diego?

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by Carol 16 years ago

Hey NY chowhounds in the SAn Diego area- we just moved here from Brooklyn and are in desperate need of ethnic market alternatives to the very nice, but just too white bread places like Whole Foods ...

Substituting beef for veal in recipes

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by ticksgirl 16 years ago

Is it possible to substitute beef for veal in veal-specific recipes with good results? I've never tried veal, so I don't really know what the difference is. I just hate having to skip over deliciou...

Soy milk substitution in bechamel

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by Jenny 16 years ago

Can it be done to good effect? Partly because I have a lot of soy milk (fresh pressed, unsweetened) and no cow milk in the house, partly because I'm curious about the taste, I wonder what the resu...

Substitute for Northern Pike

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by MHann 16 years ago

I have several recipes which call for Northern Pike, a fresh water fish, but alas I have no access to Northern Pike! Can anyone suggest a commonly available fish which may substitute for Northern ...

cooking question--substitution of real ingred's for powdered?

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by neighbor 16 years ago

A recipe for braised pork, which sounds good otherwise, calls for 1 tsp "garlic powder" and 1 tsp "onion powder." I despise garlic powder (AKA "bad breath in a jar") and imagine onion powder to be ...

Need an occasional substitute at Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market

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by Katie 16 years ago

It official: Chowhounders are the best and most reliable workers at the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market. I work for Eatwell and sometimes need a substitute. Please email me directly if you have a des...

Need help finding butter substitute

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by Ben 16 years ago

Can anyone help me with finding the butter substitute Fuddrucker's uses on their buns? I talked to a former operator a few months ago and he mentioned that the substance was not actually butter, b...

Substitute Japanese rice for arborio?

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by Deb Aug 16 years ago

I want to make rice gelato (partly to use up some nice raw milk that fell into my hands). The recipe calls for cooking 1/3 cup of arborio rice in milk until tender, then pureeing in a food process...

Pareve Substitute for Condensed Milk

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by Sabra 17 years ago

I am making a pumpkin pie and need a pareve substitute for condensed milk. Is soy milk ok or do I need to add something to it? Thanks

Best substitute for La Semeuse coffee

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by MMRuth 16 years ago

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions for a substitute for La Semeuse's Classic coffee - I love it - smooth, never bitter - but it gets quite expensive, even buying at Citarella, which is the ...

cake substitution and cupcake help

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by GeckoPig 16 years ago

i was wondering if anyone knows if i will completely screw up this cake (http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=recipe1140&search=true&resultNo=1 and clickable below) by substituti...

substituting butter--possible?

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by Olga 16 years ago

Hi, I want to make a recipe for chicken breasts with lemon and capers, and it calls for lots of butter (first to sautee chicken in, then to thicken the chicken stock-lemon juice sauce). I'm pre...

Pistachio cream and pistachio substituting for flour?

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by Pia 16 years ago

I've just fled the jar of Sicilian pistachio cream sitting in my fridge. After two spoonfuls straight out of the jar, I was in imminent danger of losing all semblance of control. It's a lot like ...

Substitutes to tasting menus Babbo and Bar Service

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by BJ 16 years ago

I swear I had read somewhere, that you could substitute one course at Babbon on the tasting menu. There is a cheese selection followed by 2 desserts. I am not being much of desert person, so I aske...

Substitute pork for beef in "beef" stew?

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by chococat 17 years ago

I want to make a hearty "beef" stew for a friend that doesn't eat beef. Can I substitute a similar cut of pork for the beef and keep everything else the same? My recipe is pretty basic-- a bit of r...

what can substitute for the nice rice feel?

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by frederika 17 years ago

hi, i've been experimenting with what would replace rice or potatoes with meat in my lunch dishes i pack. i grew up always eating rice with my food, so trying to wean myself off has been a bit h...

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