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What's the Difference?

What's the difference between yams and sweet potatoes? Prawns and shrimp? Stock and broth? Chowhounds and foodies? Get answers from your fellow 'hounds, or offer your own!

How come Pacific salmon is considered superior to Atlantic salmon?

by MrFerociousDinosaur 5 months ago

Seriously, why? The way I see it, Pacific salmon is an expensive, strong-tasting, dry, less nutritious, less versati...

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Chatsworth commented 15 days ago

Popovers vs Yorkshire Pudding

by conroyea 12 years ago

Just curious, what is the difference between popovers and Yorkshire pudding?

paulj

paulj commented 20 days ago

black pepper vs. white pepper

by pamd 12 years ago

What is the real difference for a recipe. I've only used white when specifically noted in recipes. When I cook, not f...

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MikeG commented 1 month ago

Old-fashioned oats vs. quick-cooking oats

by Katie Nell 13 years ago

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

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kwiklip commented 1 month ago

is half and half the same as single cream?

by drdawn 13 years ago

I've just moved to the US from Britain. There we have single cream and double cream, double being the fattier of the ...

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nanaivy commented 2 months ago

Genoa salami vs. hard salami, and prosciutto opinions

by Big Bad Voodoo Lou 13 years ago

What is the difference between genoa salami and hard salami? I know genoa usually has the little peppercorns, but ot...

phofiend

phofiend commented 3 months ago

Sriracha vs "chili garlic sauce"

by fldhkybnva 6 years ago

Is there a difference between the Sriracha (Huy Fong brand) in the bottle with the squeeze green cap vs the smaller p...

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ricepad commented 3 months ago

Flat Iron vs Ribeye Beef?

by MrFerociousDinosaur 5 months ago

I am looking for some flat iron steak to buy for a cookbook that I'm writing, which I know is similar to beef ribeye ...

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Drew_S commented 3 months ago

What's the difference between a dutch oven, casserole, and brasier?

by E_M 9 years ago

I am a cooking ignoramus. I was inspired by Julie & Julia to dust off "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" and am mo...

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CinCees commented 4 months ago

Fry pans: what's the diff? stainless steel vs. nonstick vs. blue steel

by nooodles 13 years ago

I'm torn. Which is the best all-purpose fry pan? I don't want to get more than one because I really don't do any of t...

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BigG commented 6 months ago

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

by hungryinmanhattan 6 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...

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seefoo commented 6 months ago

European style butter vs. regular every day U.S.butter

by Kristine 14 years ago

Sorry if it's a stupid question, but I've never had it, and there are quite a few postings that mention it (from Trad...

Subu450

Subu450 commented 7 months ago

Creme Fraiche v. Sour Cream v. Mexican Crema

by onocoffee 10 years ago

Can someone explain to me the difference between the three? I've looked at recipes for all of them and they're prett...

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jillfletcha commented 7 months ago

Which ham is better?

by odatlynn 10 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

useratl commented 9 months ago

Flower mushrooms

by HaveSpoonWillCook 9 months ago

I've run out of flower mushrooms and the last time I shopped for them at a little store, I was pointed towards shiita...

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Samwi commented 9 months ago

What's the difference between Braunschweiger and Liverwurst?

by bbqboy 9 years ago

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

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evchrny commented 1 year ago

Curry: red, green, yellow. What's the difference?

by junescook 8 years ago

Can anyone give me a pretty simple explanation of the difference between each of the curry pastes? At our Asian mark...

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chilliesnspice commented 1 year ago