Help! My favorite go-to sauce looks like it might be discontinued or is on it's way to being discontinued. [more inside]
I have a large organic eggplant that I need to use up today. I am also nearly brain dead with kid-related lack of sleep. Tell me what relatively simple recipe I should make. [more inside]
As someone trying to make eating healthy easy, cheap, and convenient, what kind of meal-delivery subscription box is right for me? There are so many options now! [more inside]
My friend Jenna (alias), a 62-year old woman, very smart and capable, lost her cashier job of 30-some years about a year ago. She's freaking out and has asked me for help. Now I'm freaking out! [more inside]
I've been diagnosed as having EERD/LPR and need to change my diet. So, I did some research and now I'm very confused... [more inside]
A few years ago, on a plane flight, I looked at the list of free snacks -- potato chips, cookies, etc. Next to one (and only one) item (the Lorna Doone cookies), I saw the annotation: "long haul flights only". What (probably) are their criteria for this choice, and what makes Lorna Doones a good choice for this distinction?
Freezer food before baby arrives - What did you guys make ahead of time that you really enjoyed? What did you wish you'd prepped? What food did people bring you for new-baby time that was much appreciated? [more inside]
Help me come up with creative catering ideas for my upcoming wedding! [more inside]
I am traveling to Boston/Cape Cod for about 48 hours next week. [more inside]
I have recently completed a move to Egypt, from Canada. I will be here at least two years. I would love any suggestions folks here have about Egypt, advice for new arrivals, getting set up/integrated towards long term living, old memories of visits, last minute travel recommendations, foods/places/people not to miss, and more. [more inside]
The Chef John post on the blue reminded me to ask: what are your favorite YouTube cooking channels? I need some more subscriptions. [more inside]
I'm making bone broth and this is confusing me.... [more inside]
Looking for dining recommendations near Orient Heights [more inside]
Currently I'm not so well off financially and would like ideas for relatively inexpensive, healthy 'emergency foods' that last ages and are good to keep on hand. Think steel cut oats and peanuts, foods that can fill you up over and over before you run out. I want to fill my apartment with such foods.
I am borderline obsessed by the Journeyman's Feast in this D&D-inspired menu, which seems to be a slightly less fancy version of a charcuterie board , and would like some suggestions on other food items I can use to make up my own 1-person board. [more inside]
I am after your proven, delicious crock pot meals where all the prep can be done the night before and stuck in the fridge overnight. In the morning, everything is just dumped in the pot. [more inside]
We had way too much bacon leftover from the fire department pancake breakfast and I came home with a 10 lb brick of frozen bacon. What do I do with this? [more inside]
I am a born-and-raised meat eater looking to cook up some tasty vegan meals. Difficulty: tofu/tempeh/fake-meats of various varieties freak me out. [more inside]
I am watching Chef's Table. I love good food and dream to go to Massimo Bottura's restaurant some day... some day. Until then I am hoping to find some place in Boston that has a chef that loves food as much as him! It's for a birthday celebration but doesn't need to be fancy or amazing service or anything - just terrific, inventive food. Do I have to go to New York or is there something here in Massachusetts?
I have a ginormous Rosemary bush which I need to trim back to manageable amounts (at the moment it covers our path, which is obviously not ideal). I like Rosemary with lamb, but theres limited variations on that. Are there any recipes where Rosemary might not be the obvious thing to use? Does it freeze? Any other non-obvious uses? I've offered it to neighbours but it doesnt seem to be a thing amongst my mainly Asian/Afro-Carribean neighbours, but if there's a way of giving it away I'm all for it!
I've been to Seattle a lot, and am sick of going where Yelp tells me to* I hope you can help me find the awesomest foods (bonus for cocktails/beer) in the city. *except Taylor's Oysters. Love me some Taylor's Oysters.
I'm about to be teaching a baby to eat. Is there updated guidance on the best order for introducing solid foods? [more inside]
I like marmite. I am irresponsible with bread and butter. What are some ways I can incorporate marmite/vegemite into meal-type food? Note: I don't like cooking. [more inside]
Give me your recipes/recommendations for foods that I can eat over a 2-3 day car camping trip that don't require any cooking or heating as well as minimal washing of dishes or utensils. [more inside]
Don't know much about Indian food other than I like it and recently I've been wanting more. Any recommendations for Indian food in Seattle that isn't the standard Lunch Buffet/Table-Service Dinner kind of place? [more inside]
A cake was made last Wednesday in a household where someone came down with norovirus that day. Said cake was frozen on the same day, and is set to be eaten today by various family members. I have determined that I personally will not consume any -- is this paranoia or reasonable caution? [more inside]
I just put down $100 on a new pot that's 4-quart capacity, and oval-shaped. It seems that before I got it, every single recipe called for an enameled cast iron pot for a braised this and a braised that. (Sometimes even bread!) So, please share with me your absolute favorite recipes that have to be made in a cast iron pot. I'm already eyeing a lamb shank recipe with pomegranate molasses.
I'm a lover of hot sauce and would like to add more bottles of it to my collection. [more inside]
I have apparently inherited a frozen 2lb block of shredded, cooked chicken, from 2014, that belonged to a previous occupant of my apartment. It is currently thawing in my fridge: what next? [more inside]
I have some low-level mental and behavioral health-esque issues that I'm not sure how to address, including hair pulling, food hoarding, and generally not being good at assessing/meeting my needs. [more inside]
I'm about to spend nearly two weeks in Sebago, Maine (the tiny town, not the lake, though it's near the lake.) What are your recommendations for a delicious and unique food experience within an hour's drive for three adults? [more inside]
What are some good food/travel and HGTV-type home and design shows on Hulu? [more inside]
I eat rather plain food, and I eat the same things over and over again. I've started watching Chef's Table on Netflix, and it's made me super curious. [more inside]
When I went to Washington D.C. I discovered food carts/trucks that sold enormous, cabbage-y egg rolls. This was about 10 years ago so they weren't the trendy food trucks you see today, but they were bigger than hot dog carts and drivable. I've attempted googling them over the years I'm missing the secret word. Can anyone find a recipe (and any other info) for these? I must get them in my belly!
I'm a home canner with a glut of watermelon, a love of lemonade, and a strong desire to not die of a preventable poisoning. In theory, is it possible to pressure can a watermelon-lemonade/limeade concentrate without creating the perfect environment for botulism? [more inside]
I am looking for a Sweet & Sour Chicken recipe that came out of either a Weight Watchers or a Cooking Light cookbook published sometime before the late 90's/early 2000's. Would you happen to know it? More hazily remembered vague details inside... [more inside]
A shop clerk told me today that it wasn't safe for food to go from being frozen, to being in the fridge at the grocery store, to being frozen again in the freezer at my home. [more inside]
Very last minute trip to Asheville, NC and wondering what to do for four days! Can anyone recommend zip line tours? Hikes are a plus but concerned it might be touristy? Should probably check out the Biltmore? Sorry, just internet overwhelmed and its coming down to the wire. Details are me, partner and three teenage girls that are up for anything. Beers a plus for the adults!
So.. Half a package of organic, raw almonds broke open in my hiking backpack, spilling its overly expensive contents into the kind-of-gross bottom of the bag. My partner thinks the dirty nuts should be immediately discarded. I'm not so sure. Help us decide whether to toss these nuts in the trash, or grant them a second life. [more inside]
For the next week, I'm staying in a house with people I would rather not see. I have a private sink, but no hot plate or garbage disposal. I need meal and snack ideas.
Coming to San Francisco next week for a conference and staying near Union Square. Looking for restaurant ideas for quick breakfasts, hour long lunches, and long lingering dinners within walking distance. I eat everything, and while cheap is good, good is more important. The only other time I've been in the city your recommendations for Bi-Rite and Tartine were spot-on, so let me know where I should go next. [more inside]
My 3 year old is about to start preschool at a nut-free school. What are some ideas for lunch that are PB&J-level easy and toddler-friendly? Searching for this online yields a lot of parenting blogs that think I'm going to bake scones or make homemade beef bourgignon every night.
Crappy nostalgia-filter! Trying to remember the name these weird, powdery little diet candy tablets that were briefly sold during the 1990s. They were profoundly strange and I've never seen anything like them before or since. Everything I can remember under the fold. [more inside]
Food safety experts: how long will this glaze/dip/condiment last in the fridge? [more inside]
Mr Tav is unexpectedly going on a work trip to Washington DC in the US on Friday. He'll hvae a couple of free days during the trip. What should he eat and where should he shop for cool clothes? [more inside]
I'm looking for books similar to Delancey, Molly Wizenberg's memoir about starting a pizza restaurant with her husband. In other words, stories about food, cooking, baking, and restaurants that are written for adults but suitable for preteens. [more inside]
We have incoming visitors desperate for decent Chinese food. Answer? Flushing! The only trouble is, we live in CT and have never actually been to Flushing. What should we do when we're not busy stuffing our faces? [more inside]
Are there any good books telling the story of imperialism/colonialism through food? [more inside]
There's a lot of writing on the internet about French eating habits and how refined (and superior) they are, but I'm curious how these habits play out in less refined circumstances. [more inside]
Having read about the negative effects of artificial sweetener on gut and thyroid health, I’m trying to eliminate my usage of Sweet ’n’ Low (the pink packets). If you were able to wean yourself off of artificial sweeteners, how did you do it? [more inside]