Is fat free half-and-half acutally half-and-half? Will it kill me? [more inside]
Kosher Ethiopian food? Niter kebbeh in particular? [more inside]
I'm looking for yellow barley...or something that looks a lot like barley, only yellow, and might or might not be in a Korean market. [more inside]
What is a Matzos substitute for someone with a wheat gluten allergy? [more inside]
Help me squish my food! [more inside]
What booze to give the Greek relatives? [more inside]
Has anyone had experience with single plate counter top induction hot plates such as these? If there are engineers out there is there some reason why these units shouldn't work as well as inbuilt units? If people have had experiences with induction cooktops in general that would also be appreciated. I've looked around and couldn't find many reviews except those on Amazon.
What's the best way to slice fresh mozzarella? [more inside]
Please help me find recipes for two Egyptian desserts: Oum Ali and Kouskousy. [more inside]
Is there a polite way of telling people who only eat chicken and fish that they are not vegetarians? I'm at my wits end with this. [more inside]
My partner staunchly affirms that very large vegetables and fruit from the supermarket are so big because they are GMOs. Can this be true, and is it anything to be afraid of? [more inside]
Got any easily-frozen-and-reheated recipes with no starch? [more inside]
One person has high cholesterol. The other has type 2 diabetes. Both have no more than 30 minutes to cook and eat together. What do you recommend for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? [more inside]
I used Crest Pro Health alcohol-free mouthwash about an hour and a half ago. Now I'm eating McDonald's and I cannot taste the salt on the fries -- in fact, I made my roommate eat some of them to make sure I was not crazy, as they tasted sweet to me, like they'd been honey-roasted. Furthermore, the cheese on my ketchup-free burger tastes weirdly like ketchup. What the heck did that mouthwash do to my taste buds, and is there anything I can do to undo it quickly? I put a pinch of salt directly on my tongue, and it tastes just like sugar!
What cheese combination makes for the best grilled cheese sandwich?
Do any animals eat pistachios in the wild? [more inside]
This question is about chinese fast-food orange chicken (the deep-fried amorphous nuggets with a thick tangy glaze). When I take a deep smell from a hot bowl of this chicken, or hold it in my mouth and breathe around it, some sort of irritating vapor makes me cough (or stings my nose). Just one cough – enough to keep it from getting into my lungs. Once the chicken cools down (to mouth temperature, even) it doesn't happen. It reminds me of the reaction I've had sniffing acid in lab – could it be lots of volatile vinegar? I've experienced this with fast-food chicken in more than one college food court.
I'm looking for a simple menu of foods that fill nutritional requirements, are easy to make, and that won't bother my fussy unhappy gut while I'm on a crazy schedule for the next while. [more inside]
What amazing chocolate do you recommend? [more inside]
More campfire recipe requests- with a twist! [more inside]
What are your ideas for easy camping recipes? [more inside]
Does anyone know where to get an HK style egg puff maker, preferably online or around Oakland, CA? Already checked a few places in Chinatown, but couldn't find any...
I want to go from goat to gourmet. Having taste buds that are happy eating MREs all day long has its advantages, but it would be nice to enjoy the finer things in life. But I can't spend all my money on high-end restaurants. How do I become a pescetarian foodie on a college budget? [more inside]
I want to publish a cookbook and need some advice. [more inside]
Does anyone know how to make the smell of kimchi (a Korean dish: fermented, spicy cabbage) less offending for those who are not eating it? [more inside]
Help me to tame my cast iron wok. Since I bought this Le Creuset wok I began to question my ability to cook. I realized (too late) that it is not really suited for Thai food but mostly for Chinese. Are there any good sources to teach me how to get the best out of this wok for vegetarian cooking? [more inside]
Are there Baby Ruths on Dagobah? Does anybody know what the prop guys used for Luke Skywalker's rations during his first dinner with Yoda? I remember it being this brown cylindrical chewy/crunchy thing. And if there is a star wars term for the Rebellion rations, that would be nice to know as well.
What's the best seasoning for baking a salmon fillet in the oven? My girlfriend's making it for dinner, and I'm advising. Since this is dinner, quick responses would be appreciated. Thanks!
I need a "copycat" recipe for Bojangles fried chicken, but hours of web searching have proven futile. My southern boyfriend loves the stuff, but I have never had it, so I don't even know where to begin to reproduce it. Has anyone who has eaten it have any recipe ideas? The man said he'd marry me if I could make it, that's how much this chicken means to him.
FoodFilter: I recently ate in Republic Noodle in NYC while on a visit there. I ate the 'Grilled Pork Chops and Vietnamese Crushed Rice'. It was tasty. How can I make it at home? [more inside]
Is it weird to offer home-made cookies to authors when they're signing my books? [more inside]
What shouldn't I refrigerate? [more inside]
What should I bring to a potluck dinner, when many people attending have food allergies and dietary problems and the list of banned foods is huge? (No meat, dairy, onions, garlic, tomatoes, potatoes, and many, many other things, listed inside.) Recipes needed. [more inside]
In Midtown Manhattan, can you recommend a nearby and decent: 1) Indian restaurant; 2) Jewish or Italian deli; and 3) a place to get a good egg cream? [more inside]
What companies can custom manufactur a food/diet product for me? (Similiar to "Emergen-C") [more inside]
Where to get good durian in Vancouver? [more inside]
My wife and I are foodies. She travels for work frequently and tries to make the most of it by finding great food. Next week she has to go to Akron, OH. Anything from hole-in-the-wall to gourmet recommendations would be appreciated. Only restriction--local food only. No nationwide chains, please!
Cookingfilter: where do people buy bones for stock? [more inside]
In london on a trip last year, I purchased a bar of chocolate (the flat bar kind, about 2.5 inches w to 5 inches L). It was a dark chocolate, and contained slightly dry sour cherries. It was by far the best chocolate my significant other and I have ever had. Help me find it again.
It’s cyclone season where I am. There’s a pretty good chance we’ll loose power and / or water. What should I put in my emergency food box? [more inside]
What are the finest mail-order food goods available at reasonable prices? I'm talking best bread, brownies, cakes, fruits, frozen pizzas, cookies -- any recommendations for extraordinary food at not-exhorbitant rates.
So my girlfriend needs to eat a special diet tomorrow, the day before a scheduled sonogram. Only thing is, most things she likes are verboten. Help me ensure she's so full throughout the day, there's no room for [more inside]
a "food pill" meal, please. [more inside]
Two days ago I made a simple quinoa dish with carrot and zucchini squash. I added copious amounts of brewer's yeast for flavor and nutrional value, and threw it all into a tightly-sealed tupperware container while it was still warm. I then placed it into my backback for later consumption. [more inside]
Nothing better accompanies the StuporBowl than a huge pile of ribs. My problem: I need a great ribs recipe. [more inside]
Where can I eat good green chile in Phoeniz, AZ? [more inside]
What is the best regarded chef/culinary school in or near Toronto, Ontario? [more inside]
Lunch-box-rescue-filter! Help me find a Mr. Bento lunch box (or similar multi-compartmented box) in London, UK. [more inside]
A doctor recently told my husband that he needs to change his eating habits, she specifically said that he has to stop eating so much processed food. He is going to make the change but wants more information about why processed food is bad. I need help finding an article or website about processed food that can convince him to stop eating it.
Lunch time! Calling all Mefites for any and all suggestions of successful brown-bagging! [more inside]