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What's the difference between Braunschweiger and Liverwurst?

by bbqboy 8 years ago

Up until recently, I had always considered them the same. But at Grocery Outlet for the last month, they have had sma...


donjoe34 commented 7 days ago

Black vs White Sesame Seeds

by AGWheeler 26 days ago

I've recently been baking bread using both black and white sesame seeds. An earlier discussion here concluded that th...

hallen_carina24 commented 26 days ago

What's the difference: roast or bake?

by gudpal 9 years ago

My new oven has a temperature selection knob -- pretty standard -- and another where I can choose convection, or broi...


ubiquasol commented 1 month ago

Which ham is better?

by odatlynn 8 years ago

I'm making out my grocery list and a shank ham and a butt portion ham are on sale. The butt costs a little more. Whic...

useratl commented 1 month ago

Deymeyere... differences between two skillets

by erica 2 months ago

Apart from $100, what are the major differences between the Atlantis 12.5' fry pan and the 5-Plus 12.5". I am looki...

erica commented 2 months ago

Pork Back Ribs v Pork Baby Back Ribs

by CocoaNut 7 years ago

Technically, from a butcher's perspective, is there a difference between the cut of ribs labeled "Baby Back" vs simpl...

MonsieurGhislain commented 2 months ago

wonton vs dumpling

by fldhkybnva 5 years ago

Is there a difference between wontons and dumplings? My mother argues that wonton soup is just dumplings boiled in b...


charlenesonger commented 3 months ago

What's the difference between a Big Mac and the Bob's Big Boy Classic burger?

by ipsedixit 7 years ago

This recent thread on the Los Angeles board on a recent opening of a Bob's Big Boy


Big N Fat commented 3 months ago

Are Black eyed peas the same as Cow peas?

by Main Line Tracey 10 years ago

Are they the same? I have read conflicting reports. The one said that Cow peas are so much tastier than Black eyed (a...


candidconnie commented 4 months ago

Caputo Flours

by cajungwailo 4 months ago

I'm a bit confused about what the differences are in the different color packages of Caputo flours. Thank you.


MikeG commented 4 months ago

Pomegranate Paste vs. Molasses?

by was_bk 11 years ago

Are they the same thing or if they differ when do you use which? Seems I bought the Sadaf Pomegranate paste when I...


ratgirlagogo commented 4 months ago

Difference in taste between guanciale and pancetta?

by pegasis0066 4 years ago

I used guanciale in my carbonara last night for the first time. Maybe my pallet isn't refined enough but I am not su...


pdxgriller commented 4 months ago

What's the difference between a coffee urn and a hot water urn?

by zsero 5 months ago

My air pump hot water urn seems to have died the death. The pump no longer pumps, and I've got no idea how to repa...


CloggieGirl commented 5 months ago

convection bake/ convection roast -what is the difference

by BJE 10 years ago

My new oven has two convection modes, bake and roast. Does it operate differently in each mode? In the convection ...

wekick commented 5 months ago

Squab chickens - confused

by mrshalf 6 months ago

Hi, looking through Simple in prep for the COTM - pg 156 calls for a squab chicken. Did a bit o internet research ...


hungry_pangolin commented 6 months ago

Difference between ribs 1-3 or 4-7 on a standing rib roast?

by hungryinmanhattan 4 years ago

I am buying my first standing rib roast. I see it is available at ribs 1-3 or 4-7. Can someone tell me which to buy a...


lz4004 commented 6 months ago

Old-fashioned oats vs. quick-cooking oats

by Katie Nell 12 years ago

I understand what the difference between old-fashioned oats and quick-cooking oats is, but don't know when to use wha...


axeldraxel commented 6 months ago