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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!

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...

JustCharlie

JustCharlie commented 5 hours ago

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

by hungryinmanhattan 5 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 2 days ago

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

by Kristine 13 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 1 month ago

Creme Fraiche v. Sour Cream v. Mexican Crema

by onocoffee 9 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 2 months ago

Popovers vs Yorkshire Pudding

by conroyea 11 years ago

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

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Smeee commented 2 months ago

Which ham is better?

by odatlynn 9 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 3 months ago

Flower mushrooms

by HaveSpoonWillCook 3 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 3 months ago

Self raising vs self rising flour

by eenie1 2 years ago

Is it British vs American terminology or is there actually a difference?

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savantec commented 5 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 6 months ago

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

by junescook 7 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 9 months ago

The difference between T-bone & Porterhouse

by Salty_Loves_Sweet 9 years ago

So, I'm watching Primal Grill and Steve Raichlen is grilling up some awesome steaks that he keeps referring to as "T-...

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stephenwv commented 11 months ago

Black vs White Sesame Seeds

by AGWheeler 1 year ago

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

hallen_carina24

hallen_carina24 commented 1 year ago

What's the difference: roast or bake?

by gudpal 10 years ago

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

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ubiquasol commented 1 year ago

Deymeyere... differences between two skillets

by erica 1 year 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

erica commented 1 year ago

Pork Back Ribs v Pork Baby Back Ribs

by CocoaNut 8 years ago

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

MonsieurGhislain

MonsieurGhislain commented 1 year 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...

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charlenesonger commented 1 year ago

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

by ipsedixit 8 years ago

This recent thread on the Los Angeles board on a recent opening of a Bob's Big Boy http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6...

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Big N Fat commented 1 year ago

Are Black eyed peas the same as Cow peas?

by Main Line Tracey 11 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...

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candidconnie commented 1 year ago