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Maybe we are stuck-up jerks.

My boyfriend and I are considering moving to the Twin Cities. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Jun 29, 2014 - 27 answers

Best of New Orleans

A friend and I are taking a short trip (about 3 days) to New Orleans. We're staying near the French Quarter, access to buses and bikes. Where should we go, what should we do? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Mar 8, 2014 - 7 answers

How do courses at dinner work where you live?

I am in the UK and am fascinated by a 'salad course' separate to either a starter or main course. I would like to know how that works, and how a typical multi-course meal would go where you live. [more inside]
posted by plonkee on Nov 22, 2013 - 27 answers

Where can I learn about man's interaction with new ingredients?

What was Italian food like before the tomato? When coffee houses started popping up in Europe what establishments lost business as a result? Did Marco Polo really bring noodles to Europe from China? Where can I find the answer to all these questions and more? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Mar 6, 2013 - 29 answers

Delicatessen for Dilettantes & Greenhorn Cuisine

Please recommend outstanding recipe books and resources for clueless cooks! [more inside]
posted by byanyothername on Feb 26, 2013 - 11 answers

Birmingham on Christmas Day: options?

Birmingham, England. Christmas Day. Is *anything* open at all? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 23, 2012 - 7 answers

What Did The Office Workers Of The 1600s Eat?

I always hear that the traditionally heavy US diet ( or any " traditional" cuisine, really ) was developed for people working long hard hours of manual labor, farm work, etc., so what did the people who had sedentary, less active jobs eat? What were the historical diets of people who didn't haul lumber through the woods or dig ditches, but recorded numbers or did accounting or translated documents?
posted by The Whelk on Jun 22, 2012 - 37 answers

Most intelligent and critical sources of information on food?

What are the best blogs, online periodicals, or discussion groups that address the history and consumption of food in an intelligent and critical way? (In other words, not just a place to swap recipes.) I would love to know where people find the most engaging ideas about food.
posted by tnygard on Mar 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Can two pseudo introverts have a good time in NOLA?

My husband and I would like to go to New Orleans, LA in March, 2012. We're fairly laid back and not huge into the tourism craziness that I tend to associate with NOLA. It is possible to go to The Big Easy and, well, have a chill time? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 18, 2011 - 30 answers

Tastes Like... Outer Mongolia?

We're not in the beef jerky aisle at 7-11 anymore, Toto: tell me about foods from other cultures which are difficult for the American/Western palate to "translate". [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Mar 31, 2010 - 63 answers

Examples, real of fictional, of food being framed as elitist or snobby?

I'm working on a video project about the backlash to Obama mentioning the price of arugula at Whole Foods. Can you think of any other examples, real of fictional, of food being framed as elitist or snobby? [more inside]
posted by loping on Nov 8, 2009 - 35 answers

Comfort foods for the sick around the world?

What are different cultures' versions of comfort foods that are prepared for people who are sick and feeling under the weather? [more inside]
posted by illenion on Oct 15, 2009 - 67 answers

What's a good book about the cultural significance of food?

I'm looking for a recommendation for dealing with the relationship between food and culture/society/history [more inside]
posted by KilgoreTrout on May 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Collectivism through Korean food culture

Culture Clash Filter: Help me find information on Collectivism and Individualism reflected through Korean and North American food and restaurant culture. [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Nov 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Pasta la vista, baby!

Why the long noodle? [more inside]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson on Jul 21, 2008 - 16 answers

Foods that wiggle, foods that jiggle

What exactly is the appeal of jelly-textured foods? [more inside]
posted by brain cloud on Jun 23, 2008 - 17 answers

Big Mac Chutney? Curried lutefisk?

What are some foods that come from one country, but seem (by their ingredients, preparation, or other qualities) to come from somewhere completely different? [more inside]
posted by Newbornstranger on Aug 13, 2007 - 33 answers

What makes Albany, NY a cool place to live?

What makes Albany, NY a cool place to live? I recently accepted a job that's going to take me there in a few months, and I must admit, I know next to nothing about the place. [more inside]
posted by scooterdman on Aug 2, 2007 - 30 answers

Annyong ha shimnikka

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]
posted by somersault on Feb 26, 2007 - 18 answers

A slice of Japan in London

What Japanese style amenities can be found in London? Most especially I am on the hunt for group Karaoke booths (preferably with an 'all you can drink' policy) and supermarkets stocking exclusively Japanese produce.... What's out there?
posted by 0bvious on Oct 1, 2006 - 8 answers

How to learn about pizzelle

I need authoritative sources on the history of and traditions involving pizzelle. [more inside]
posted by Airhen on Aug 7, 2006 - 6 answers

Best food from every culture

What is the best food dish (speciality) out of every culture? I've decided to try at least one thing from as many cultures as I can think of and find an authentic meal for each. For example, I know nothing about Korean, German, Ethiopian, Lebanese, Portuguese, or Irish food - any suggestions there? Thanks!
posted by agregoli on Apr 8, 2006 - 58 answers

Party like it's 1974?

Help us party like it's 1974! A friend is throwing a 1974 party (she was born in that year) and my partner and I would like to bring a gift to the party relevant to that year. We've already drawn up an extensive list of '74 references (see inside) but are really missing out on ideas for food and drink. [more inside]
posted by unclemonty on Mar 15, 2006 - 39 answers

flying and eating

Dear international travelers: what, where and when are your favorite food-based cultural festivals? I'm not only asking about agricultural festivals, although I appreciate recommendations for those, too; I'm also interested in religious and cultural festivals where a specific food or ingredient plays a central role.
posted by luriete on Sep 22, 2005 - 11 answers

Lagniappe for LA

Bon Temps: Requesting your suggestions for a Louisiana-themed benefit party. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Sep 8, 2005 - 16 answers

Intro to Indian Food

I am an Indian cuisine virgin. All I know is that there's curry involved. What is the best way to get introduced to it with a representative sampling? Are there single dishes that will give me a good idea whether I will like the genre as a whole? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Apr 28, 2005 - 24 answers

What goes in the fridge and what doesn't?

In your house, what food does, or does not, need to be refrigerated? [more inside]
posted by soyjoy on Aug 6, 2004 - 40 answers

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