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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!

What Is the Difference Between Tequila and Mezcal?

There's a never a day more suited than National Mezcal Day (Oct. 21) to wonder: What is the difference between tequila and mezcal? They're both made from agave, sure, but different species from different...
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What's the difference between Braunschweiger and Liverwurst?

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by bbqboy 12 years ago

Up until recently, I had always considered them the same. But at Grocery Outlet for the last month, they have had smalll Farmer John's packages of both. Neither seems to be a West Coast favorite, t...

What is BBQ?

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by gutreactions 27 days ago

It sounds like a stupid question, but the term BBQ seems to be applied to a variety of cooking methods. Traditional BBQ is food, meats etc., cooked over coals or wood, right? I also hear it referri...

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

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by hungryinmanhattan 8 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?

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by gutreactions 1 year 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...

Ground Round same as Ground Chuck?

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by kjonyou 1 year 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...

What's the real difference between ancho and pasillo chile peppers?

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by Bakermon 11 years ago

According to Wikipedia, the only real difference is shape. But according to Pacific Food Importers and World Spice, there are varietal differences. Wiki says anchos are part of the pasillo family...

Pork Back Ribs v Pork Baby Back Ribs

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by CocoaNut 11 years ago

Technically, from a butcher's perspective, is there a difference between the cut of ribs labeled "Baby Back" vs simply "Back" ribs? This past weekend at the grocery, I picked up a package of rib...

can I use hominy to make nixtamal?

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by foodfirst 15 years ago

I live in a country barren of corn tortillas. A possible sop for my craving: one of the Bayless books has a recipe for a large banana leaf-baked tamal, dough made from nixtamal. I have New Mexica...

Popovers vs Yorkshire Pudding

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by conroyea 14 years ago

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

black pepper vs. white pepper

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by pamd 15 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

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by BJE 14 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?

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by ipsedixit 11 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 ?

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by joannebenz 13 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?

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

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

Old-fashioned oats vs. quick-cooking oats

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by Katie Nell 16 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?

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by desserina 8 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