"Refrigerate after opening," says the tomato sauce. Unfortunately, it wasn't. This was roughly 48 hours ago. (It was closed.) Still safe to eat?
Can I get Canadian bacon at a grocery store in St. Thomas (US VI)? Furthermore, what other differences from typical American suburban grocery stores will I find there? [more inside]
Where to eat in Calgary? [more inside]
Where can I find Sloppy Joes in New York City?
What interesting and nutritious meals can I make out of items regularly given out from the food bank? [more inside]
I've got a night in NYC on 24 January and want to take advantage of the Winter Restaurant Week USD 35.00 prix-fixe menus somewhere in town but where? [more inside]
AlwaysPreparedFilter: What are ten (give or take a few) ingredients that are handy to always have on hand to cook a good meal? [more inside]
Why is my food not making it to my stomach? [more inside]
How do you get that rich gravy like texture in Indian dishes? Whenever I make Indian food at home like a Dal or Masala dish I can never get that rich creamy gravy-like quality I get in restaurants. I suspect its because I dont use dairy in my cooking but I dont think they do in Indian food either (aside from the obvious like paneer). I know they use Ghee which is clarified butter but could that be what it is? I thought ghee was more like clear and not very thick.
Why does the brain use up so much energy? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some good stops on Highway I95 between NC and Florida? I'm driving to Florida after Christmas on Highway I95 and thought I'd consult the mefi hive for some suggestions on good stops for food or other things that are worth pulling off the road for periodically. I've driven the route before but I've always wished I knew of better places to eat than the usual chains/fastfood (ugh!) that have saturated the highway offramps. Roadside attractions are welcome, too (but not Pedro's tourist trap emporium at the NC/SC border).
Party like it's 1956? Help plan my retro New Year's shindig. [more inside]
Good recipes for food to make in a batch at the weekend then take into work? [more inside]
How can I help my picky-eatin' partner to choose healthier foods? [more inside]
My family and I will be in New York city for the holidays. My mission: to find great restaurants for Christmas and New Year's Eve dinners. [more inside]
(not cookies) food gifts. I'd like some recipes for not too expensive, not too hard to make, but stunning food gifts that are easy to package and give away for the holidays. Got any gems you'd be willing to share? [more inside]
I have about $20 to keep me fed until Thursday night. What do I buy? [more inside]
I could have sworn that I read something by Jeffrey Steingarten in which he encourages his readers to cook a turkey roast made of turkey breast, herbs, and possibly other meats tied together with twine, instead of fussing with a full sized bird. It's not in The Man Who Ate Everything, however. Does anyone remember this? Or, could someone recommend an easy to make, impressive main dish for our Christmas dinner?
Pizza purchased hot on Wednesday night and kept in the fridge till Friday....Good to eat? [more inside]
I love Tellicherry pepper, but I need to find a pepper mill that can handle these extra-large peppercorns. [more inside]
Please help me find some crappy, cheap Mexican food in the Maryland/DC area. [more inside]
I'm going to be in Fairfax, VA this weekend and looking for nice non chain restaurants to check out, anyone have any great suggestions?
Why am I hungrier on days when I have breakfast? [more inside]
Cool places to eat in or around El Paso, TX/Las Cruces, NM? [more inside]
Should I eat this cooked chicken in my fridge? 6-7 days old, and in a zip-loc. [more inside]
There's this rockstar chinese restaurant in St. Louis, MO (Manchester area) called Hunan and Peking. They had the best crab rangoon I think i've ever had. Any ideas on how they prepare it? I live about 700 miles away or else I would still be visiting to enjoy them. [more inside]
SoupFilter: Why do soups taste better after aging? [more inside]
Do US and UK propane tanks have the same size valve/nozzle-thing? [more inside]
How advanced are Google Ads, really? I thought we were all frightened of Google mining our GMail accounts to serve targeted ads. But when I check the spam folder of my GMail account, all I get is adverts for recipes ("Ginger Spam Salad - serves 1, refrigerate overnight") using the food product Spam! [more inside]
Anyone in the D.C./northern Virginia area had luck finding stores selling the House Foods tofu shirataki noodles that blogs like Hungry Girl won't shut up about? I really don't want to resort to ordering them from Amazon.
[Thanksgiving Filter] Anyone have any great recipes for Thanksgiving? [more inside]
What food will help my crazy fast metabolism? [more inside]
Restaurants that serve good vegetarian food in central London? [more inside]
How common is the `Midnight Snack'? [more inside]
Business trip to Lansing, MI this week (Wed-Fri) with 2 colleagues. Where should we eat? [more inside]
I believe that Bajan Black Cake is a traditional holiday treat. I sampled some last year and was immediately hooked. I considered making my own (http://www.visitbarbados.org/explore/black.aspx) this year, but am beginning to think I don't have the time. Where can I find an authentic version in NYC?
How can we make sushi? [more inside]
Help me sort out my food allergies (to nuts, legumes, and fish). [more inside]
Meeting a friend for lunch in Boston. She's at the Boston Convention Center near the World Trade Center, I'll be around the public gardens and the Common. She only has 2 hours to get somewhere and eat, while I have all the time in the world. Where should we eat? Under $20 a meal would be great.
How do you make the fried rice served in Chinese take-out restaurants? [more inside]
Please enlighten me on the best food store or market in Paris. [more inside]
What the heck are "artificial flavors"? [more inside]
I bought a sandwich that had an avocado with these brown root-like tentacles in the flesh but was otherwise normal looking and tasting. Any idea what that's about? I'd be interested to know if this is a common occurance and the cause. I've never seen anything like it before and I've enjoyed zillions of avocados in my life. There's a photo and a bit more info inside. [more inside]
I have never wanted to go to Myrtle Beach, but when I saw the deal for a $18/rt fare... [more inside]
What could I choose from an Indian restaurant menu that isn't too high in fat or calories? [more inside]
I need to provide breakfast/brunch-type food to a large number of people. What are some good ways to cook typical breakfast dishes such as omelettes, pancakes, french toast, eggs, bacon, etc. so that I can store and reheat them? [more inside]
What should I make for dinner, given these unusual constraints? [more inside]
I need an awesome housewarming gift for my friend that can be drop-shipped from the other side of the country. Recommendations? (posted anon because this friend reads MeFi). [more inside]
Who has some great tasting, SUGAR FREE, dessert ideas? There's a little bit [more inside]
What food should one serve at a "learn how to vote" party? [more inside]