Help me organize a food contest for professional cooks! The goal is to gather a number of regional cooking professionals and have them cook their version of a regional favorite food (already predetermined.) There would be a few celebrity judges and a few people who are pretty knowledgeable about food. The contest would be public and there would be a few recipes.
How would you suggest this be done? What should be included? What should be avoided?
posted by Bunny Ultramod
on Apr 24, 2013 -
So it's rhubarb season and I've finally managed to buy a big batch, yay! I love
the stuff and have been waiting for this all year. I usually make crumbles/stews, but am looking to push the boat out a little more this time to get the most out of it, finding new recipes and also ways to preserve for when it's no longer around (jams, in alcohol, freezing?). What are your favourite recipes and what other things have you found pair well with it? Have you ever made booze with rhubarb? I'd be grateful for any tips, and thank you in advance!
posted by everydayanewday
on Apr 10, 2013 -
I'm looking for a recipe organiser where I can write my own recipes and clip recipes from the web. I can google with the best of them, and I can see there are lots of sites that can potentially do what I need, but I don't want to create a gazillion accounts for testing, so please give me your tried and true recommendations. Details inside : [more inside]
posted by snakeling
on Apr 4, 2013 -
I am hosting a dinner party and one of the guests is observing passover. I need to stay away from rice, beans, corn, and bread. I am looking for some awesome dishes / dish combinations to serve so everyone is happy. Bring on your tasty dishes.
posted by jasondigitized
on Mar 29, 2013 -
All my protein cooking is either baking or slow-cooking chicken breasts, or things made with ground turkey (chili, meatloaf). Help me learn how to cook other meats! [more inside]
posted by booksherpa
on Mar 10, 2013 -
I have 8-10 Bud Light beers in cans left over from my New Year's party. I'm not going to drink them... but can I cook with them? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf
on Jan 4, 2013 -
I'd like to start cooking meals for myself more often, but I've been overwhelmed by the number of books and websites online.
Does someone know a good place to find recipes for beginner chefs, whether it be at a premium or not? Eating healthy is a priority for me as well.
posted by da_wump
on Jan 2, 2013 -
What savory, no-oven dishes do you recommend for raisins? I have a lot of raisins, but I do not like them in sweet things (baked in bread, ugh!) and do not have an oven. They do make a great accent flavor in savory dishes. The raisins in question are golden, but I am Prime Minister of Substitution so it's rather academic what the recipe asks for.
posted by whatzit
on Dec 5, 2012 -
Adding recipes from a digital cookbook to a digital recipe universe: how to? (iOS 10 filter) [more inside]
posted by tigerjade
on Dec 1, 2012 -
Any recommendations on an Afghan cookbook? I love Afghan food and would like to recreate my favorites at home. [more inside]
posted by postel's law
on Mar 26, 2012 -
Passover meal all planned for my family, I am making brisket, matzoh ball soup and gefilte fish. Only problem is I want to include two dear friends who are vegetarian and one of them is stictly no dairy! Since I will be so busy cooking everything else, I want to find a FAST EASY entree recipe I can make for them-- no meat, dairy or flour--would love a make ahead casserole like matzoh lasagna, but everything good seems to have cheese! If you have a recipe that fits the bill, PLEASE share!
posted by Lylo
on Mar 24, 2012 -
I'm on a quest for a malted milk ball recipe (like Whoppers / Maltesers) [more inside]
posted by brool
on Mar 3, 2012 -
Chefing for two? What recipes/menus are good for a "cooking date" night, and will keep my boyfriend and I occupied for a couple hours on a Sunday evening? Frugality level: high. Dietary restrictions: none [more inside]
posted by itesser
on Jan 13, 2012 -
I'm participating in a Thanksgiving potluck this weekend. I've been assigned a corn based dish - possibly a casserole of some sort. I'm not a good cook, but can manage simple things. Does anyone have any favorite corn based recipes that are more involved than heating up frozen or canned veggies? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Nov 16, 2011 -
We visited the local Mexican market today, and bought a ton of stuff...and I need some help figuring out what to do with it. I need recipes/ideas for what to do with: fresh guava, dried pasilla chiles, a massive pork cheek, frozen shredded coconut, cajeta, and a ton of limes (12 for one dollar!!!). [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers
on Nov 6, 2011 -
Give me a great recipe that uses chicken, galangal (fresh) and lemongrass. Other exotic ingredients OK. Probably on rice. Not too much chilli. Thanks!
posted by wilful
on Oct 6, 2011 -
Any recommendations for very easy low-carb ovo-lacto vegetarian snacks or meals other than egg dishes or tofu stir fries?
posted by shivohum
on Sep 6, 2011 -
[cooking filter] Simple but awesome vegetarian (or pescatarian) recipes using a Le Creuset french oven? [more inside]
posted by perkinite
on Aug 18, 2011 -
I have a crockpot, need to eat at home more, and am really short on time. Anyone have recipes I could use? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Aug 17, 2011 -
RecipeFilter: Onions! I recently acquired a few pounds of fresh, homegrown onions from a friend's garden. Tell me how to use them! [more inside]
posted by Cimrmanova
on Jul 20, 2011 -
I'd like to make some chicken at home that's as close to KFC's original recipe chicken as possible. Although I know the actual
recipe is not out there, I know there's a lot of discussion on what the 11 secret herbs and spices are. But is there a prevailing theory? If so, what is it? Failing that, what's your own personal recipe to try and emulate the actual recipe?
posted by Effigy2000
on Jul 3, 2011 -
I want a crockpot recipe I can make overnight that tastes like Bahama Breeze's "Bahamian Seafood Chowder" [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on Apr 29, 2011 -
Hello, home cooks! I need ideas for chicken dishes that meet my very specific, novice-level criteria. [more inside]
posted by xo
on Mar 12, 2011 -
Can I make paella with whole grains? I've found a paella recipe that I love, but I generally try not to eat white rice. So I'm wondering if I can make it with spelt or farro instead. I would just experiment with the recipe, but the ingredients are kind of expensive, and I don't want to end up throwing the whole thing out because the grains didn't cook up right. Anyone cooked this sort of thing or had it in a restaurant?
posted by 912 Greens
on Feb 24, 2011 -
I need a cookbook recommendation. My mum would like to buy me one for Christmas, but I'm having problems choosing. I'm pretty picky. [more inside]
posted by ms.v.
on Dec 7, 2010 -
I have been using seasoned salt lately, and noticed that they mostly share a combination of paprika, onion, pepper, chili powder, etc.
So I was wondering, what's your absolute favorite, game-changing seasoned salt, the one that turns something bland into a dish that you impress your friends with? It can be a commercial or DIY recipe, of course. [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Nov 5, 2010 -
Potatoes are cheap, nutritious and versatile, but I need more recipe ideas for this incredible food resource. [more inside]
posted by Mutant
on Oct 31, 2010 -
I have red lentils, 2 limes, and 2 cans of coconut milk. What can I make with these (and other ingredients)? [more inside]
posted by Slinga
on Oct 20, 2010 -
OK, so yesterday I stumbled upon a Filipino supermarket and on a whim I bought a jar of coco jam
. It is not quite what I expected: extremely thick, extremely sticky, extremely sweet; like a very solid caramel; not strongly coconutty. I don't think it's going to spread on toast! So: any suggestions for how to use or cook with the stuff?
posted by We had a deal, Kyle
on Oct 18, 2010 -
What can I do with my flour tortillas that were are all stuck together, and are now a pile of shredded tortilla pieces? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton
on Oct 4, 2010 -