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!

Farmed Fish vs Wild Fish: Is One Always Better Than the Other?

When it comes to farmed fish vs wild fish, the choice isn't quite as simple as it seems; they each have their pros and cons, and there are other factors to consider, including specific fishing and farming...

Ground Round same as Ground Chuck?

by kjonyou 7 days ago

So I went to a real butcher shop, asked for ground chuck and when the guy started digging into the case I told him I wanted chuck not round. He told me they were the same. Is that true? I though...

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

by hungryinmanhattan 7 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 and what the difference is? And, may I ask, how many will each rib or size roast ...

Holiday Fruitcakes & Panettones: what's to like?

by gutreactions 2 months ago

Do you enjoy fruitcake or panettone? Are they comparable? They are certainly popular during the Holiday season. So, tell me of the best, or the worst...

Popovers vs Yorkshire Pudding

by conroyea 13 years ago

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

black pepper vs. white pepper

by pamd 13 years ago

What is the real difference for a recipe. I've only used white when specifically noted in recipes. When I cook, not from a recipe, I always use black, so how would I know if white would be a better...

convection bake/ convection roast -what is the difference

by BJE 12 years ago

My new oven has two convection modes, bake and roast. Does it operate differently in each mode? In the convection bake my fan doesn't seem to come on at all. I am wondering if there is something...

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

by ipsedixit 10 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/684870#comments not only brought back fond, nostalgic memories, but also got me ...

Difference between Whisky & Scotch ?

by joannebenz 11 years ago

Can anybody explain the difference between Whisky and Scotch? Is Johnnie Walker "Whisky" or is it "Scotch"? What about Jack Daniel's? And what is "Scotch Whisky"?

Tart & Sour: what's the difference?

by gutreactions 8 months ago

Please help me understand the differences between food & beverage that would be considered tart or sour....

Old-fashioned oats vs. quick-cooking oats

by Katie Nell 14 years ago

I understand what the difference between old-fashioned oats and quick-cooking oats is, but don't know when to use what? When a recipe calls for just oats or rolled oats, what is it referring to? ...

Caster sugar or icing sugar for shortbread cookies?

by desserina 6 years ago

I've seen recipes using superfine sugar, some using icing sugar and I just wanted to know what's the difference in the final product? Does it affect the taste or the texture or whatever? Thanks! xo

Flat Iron vs Flank Steak

by skigyrl177 9 years ago

Can anyone tell me the difference and which one would be better grilled?

Which ham is better?

by odatlynn 11 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. Which should I get? And what is the difference. If anyone knows..TIA

How come Pacific salmon is considered superior to Atlantic salmon?

by MrFerociousDinosaur 1 year ago

Seriously, why? The way I see it, Pacific salmon is an expensive, strong-tasting, dry, less nutritious, less versatile, and less sustainable choice. Meanwhile, Atlantic salmon is an economical, ni...

is half and half the same as single cream?

by drdawn 14 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 two and capable of being whipped. Is half and half single cream, or is there li...

Genoa salami vs. hard salami, and prosciutto opinions

by Big Bad Voodoo Lou 14 years ago

What is the difference between genoa salami and hard salami? I know genoa usually has the little peppercorns, but other than that, I find them very similar-tasting. I usually buy the cheap vacuum...

Sriracha vs "chili garlic sauce"

by fldhkybnva 7 years ago

Is there a difference between the Sriracha (Huy Fong brand) in the bottle with the squeeze green cap vs the smaller plastic jar with the twist off cap?

Flat Iron vs Ribeye Beef?

by MrFerociousDinosaur 1 year 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 except it's more tender, more evenly marbled, and cheaper. Problem is, I can't s...

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

by E_M 10 years ago

I am a cooking ignoramus. I was inspired by Julie & Julia to dust off "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" and am more confused than ever. On WS, (which has great pictures for reference), they ...