I'm hosting a Mildred Pierce (the movie, not the series) viewing party on an upcoming summer evening and want to make snacks and a pitcher of summer drinks appropriate to the movie. What should I make? Assume 12ish people coming, 1.5 hours to make drinks and food (+ prep time the night before). [more inside]
posted by verbyournouns
on Jul 8, 2014 -
Some friends are putting together a Firefly
-themed dinner. What foods and drinks are directly referenced or depicted in the Firefly
canon? [more inside]
posted by jedicus
on Apr 28, 2014 -
In mid-April, Pips and I will be taking a trip to New Orleans. It's our first time and our hotel is on the fringes of the French Quarter. We've been doing research about places to go (and when the time is right we'll call for a MeFi Meetup), but right now I need inside dope. I wanna know about great places for eating and drinking, especially unknown ones. I'm a big foodie and boozie, so I'm up for just about anything. Thanks in advance.
posted by jonmc
on Feb 19, 2014 -
My girlfriend and I are visiting Reno to see my parents for Christmas. My parents are older (early 60's) and really enjoy doing "cool" things. We live in Portland and when my parents visit here they always have a great time and really enjoy doing the "cool" things we like to do. The thing is... [more inside]
posted by gucci mane
on Dec 23, 2013 -
What hens / bachelorette party themed snacks / canapes and drink can I serve at a hens party on a tram moving through the streets of Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by travellingincognito
on Jul 22, 2013 -
Our kombucha keeps growing! What do we do with the SCOBY? I hear it tastes like squid. [more inside]
posted by aniola
on May 3, 2013 -
Would there be enough food and drink in the average, major supermarket to sustain a single adult for the rest of their life? And if there's not, is the problem that there's not enough food (ie calories) or that there's not enough drink (ie water)? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry
on Mar 30, 2013 -
Is spikenard inherently unsafe for human consumption? If not, where can I get some food-grade spikenard oil? If so, what is the closest equivalent spice?
posted by jedicus
on Jan 18, 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 -
I'll phrase this in a way to avoid legal problems or simple unfairness. I've noticed that certain foods and drinks I buy from The Big Store differ from the same items when I buy them from a Small Store. The items are the same brand with same description on packaging. But they just seem different in how they taste, feel, or spoil. Any insights on how and why this happens? [more inside]
posted by ErikH2000
on May 21, 2012 -
I love food and drinks with floral flavors. How can I incorporate more delicious floral foods and beverages into my life? [more inside]
posted by oblique red
on Apr 30, 2012 -
What food and/or drink will provide the most energy while still being gentle? [more inside]
posted by mhz
on Jun 1, 2011 -
I got a bottle of Maggi seasoning to go into my micheladas. What else can I use this stuff in?
posted by whitneyarner
on May 5, 2011 -
What's a good substitute for banana in a smoothie? Bonus difficulty, also not really including dairy products or peanut butter. [more inside]
posted by plonkee
on Mar 22, 2011 -
I'm going to Paris at the beginning of April. What should I see? Where should I eat? How much should I take? And what's the best thing you've done there? [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Mar 7, 2011 -
Attending Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble outside of Woodstock, NY in April on a Saturday night with a group of eight and looking for recommendations on nice places in the area to stay for the night, eat before the show and have a drink after (+/- 11pm). I've never been to Woodstock and would appreciate any and all suggestions. Thank you.
posted by mbx
on Feb 22, 2011 -
For those of you who work outside of your homes (especially single people without loved ones or kids to pay attention to in the morning) what's your morning routine? What have you been able to stick with that leaves you happier and healthier for the rest of the day? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk
on Feb 6, 2011 -
I'll be in Bellevue, WA for a conference over President's Day weekend. What are the best places to eat/ drink/ grab a cup of coffee and sit/ ???? in the area? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure
on Jan 27, 2011 -
"American Thanksgiving" in Melbourne, Australia -- for a few Americans and a bunch of new Aussie friends who have never celebrated, but want to help with the cooking. How should I use the next few days to prepare?
A few of the difficulties: I've never hosted Thanksgiving before, in ANY country. I'm not sure how to best coordinate the pot-luck aspect -- trying to shape a decent team-effort menu would be wise. I'm not even sure where the best place is to buy a turkey.
Bonus points for menu suggestions that add Aussie flair to the American holiday (let's put kangaroo in SOMETHING), or that go over-the-top American (who says we can't have turkey AND bacon cheeseburgers?). [more inside]
posted by adamk
on Nov 21, 2010 -
Front page: Eyeball party ideas for a very special veterinary ophthalmologist. [more inside]
posted by Carhart
on Apr 20, 2010 -
Help me learn my way around food, liquor, and insurance laws for private clubs in Portland, Oregon. [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan
on Apr 5, 2010 -
Hyper-specific question about bars and happy hours on Manhattan's West Side. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on Feb 12, 2010 -
I'm throwing a chemistry themed birthday party. I need help generating some awesome ideas. [more inside]
posted by Carhart
on Jan 20, 2010 -
I'm having a tacotastic dinner party for my boyfriend's birthday. What's a tasty cocktail/punch recipe that goes with the fresh, rich, spicy flavors of Mexican food? Simplicity is a plus; I don't mind making flavored simple syrup or finding juices or fresh ingredients but I'd like to avoid buying 6 bottles of liquor for one drink. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana
on Dec 4, 2009 -
I heard Green Tea is extremely good for you. If I drink it cold, will it give me the same benefits as hot green tea? I like the Snapple Green tea drink you can get in a glass bottle and you drink it cold.
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on Nov 2, 2009 -
Recommend places to eat, drink, relax, and generally take life slow while on vacation in New Orleans, please! [more inside]
posted by little_c
on Apr 7, 2009 -
I'm off to a conference in Patras, Greece next week. Any suggestions for high-speed tourism (we'll be busy most of the day but might get a bit of free time), decent eateries, and decent drinking places, particularly late night?
posted by handee
on Jul 18, 2008 -
Words for things you eat: edibles, comestibles, food.
Words for things you drink: potables, drinks.
Is there a generic term for things that you eat or
drink? [more inside]
posted by painquale
on Mar 17, 2008 -
Tennesseeans: Food and spirits suggestions on the TN side of the Great Smokies? Wife and I will be staying in Townsend for 6 days later this month and would like to sample the best food and drink in the area. What are the must-hit spots within an hour's radius or so of Townsend? [more inside]
posted by otio
on Mar 3, 2008 -
I'm looking for places in the DC area to enjoy a hot winter drink - hot toddies, spiked egg nog, etc. Any ideas?
posted by troika
on Dec 4, 2007 -
Should I eat this "green drink" (consisting of powdered vegetables, tree bark, etc.) from Robert O. Young
(the "Alkaline diet" guy)? Will it harm me? Ingredients are listed inside. [more inside]
posted by gd779
on Sep 17, 2007 -