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Christmas pudding tips!

Just received a pudding mold, anything I should keep in mind about using it? I've heard one should make an Xmas pudding months in advance - do I start now? Other questions as well! [more inside]
posted by miltthetank on Sep 15, 2014 - 5 answers

(veggie) burgers and other analog recipes

Which standard recipes, with meat as a key ingredient, have clear vegetarian analogs? Examples, to be clear: for every hamburger, there is a veggie burger (eggplant, cauliflower, etc). Chili con carne becomes chili sin carne. For meatloaf there is Neatloaf. What else should I be thinking of? "Buy fake meat" is not heading in the right direction; "google 'vegetarian [meaty food]'" is a realistic suggestion but which foods?
posted by whatzit on Aug 22, 2014 - 33 answers

What are the hardest to prepare recipes in history?

I'm putting together a list of recipes that only master cooks take on once they're at the highest levels. Dishes where the sauce alone can take two days. I need recipes that aren't new (aka it requires a magnetic cooktop) or too non-western. And I'd love if there was anything that had some history (though in general if it's a dish over 30 years old, it's going to). As in "It was prepared once for President McKinley...who fired the chef." Ideas? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 29, 2014 - 25 answers

Help me navigate the wonderful world of (the former Soviet) Georgian cooking

After stumbling across the blog Georgian Recipes (and specifically this recipe for Acharuli - Ajarian Khachapuri) I realized I've got a lot of eating to catch up on. If you know about Georgian food, please give me your tips, tricks, substitutions for hard to find ingredients, ingredients that should never be substituted, links to your favorite Georgian recipes, and basically everything you think I should know about it. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on May 31, 2014 - 7 answers

Novelty Chocolate Recipes

Flavor my chocolates, please? Bonus points for uncommon. [more inside]
posted by aniola on May 9, 2014 - 34 answers

Help me to reverse-engineer this excellent tom yum soup

A local Chinese restaurant makes the best tom yum vegetable soup I've ever tasted. I'd like to make it at home, but I don't have the recipe. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on Apr 24, 2014 - 10 answers

Dinner plans: Lots of restrictions - please help

I'll be in Azerbaijan this summer with my 5 year old. Last summer we were there and I found that we were eating the same thing over and over again. Here are the issues: - 5-year-old is picky - when in the U.S. he likes pasta, pizza, chick'n nuggets, smart dogs, mac and cheese, burgers, fries. Veggies I sneak into other things. Fruits he eats a lot of. - I don't eat meat except for chicken and occasionally fish - While lots of yummy fresh veggies are available, much of my favorite stuff isn't available easily and this is especially true of cheeses and spices - I am a pretty lazy cook - Processed food (like my kid likes, like nuggets) is almost impossible to get [more inside]
posted by k8t on Mar 2, 2014 - 13 answers

Stock Oversaving?

Settle an argument about making stock for cooking. One half says that you should save every odd and end from vegetables and keep them in a big ziploc bag in the freezer for when you make stock so it can get the most varied amount of flavor possible and "recycle" kitchen waste. Other half says that since we're not making vegetable stock and only ever make stock with left over bones you should just keep to the basic recipie ( carrots, onion, celery, etc) and not introduce all these unknown cauliflower ends and parsnip bits and it's a false economy anyway. Who is right? Is anyone right? Are they both right?
posted by The Whelk on Jan 25, 2014 - 20 answers

What shall I have for dinner tonight?

I'm out of ideas for something delicious and simple to cook tonight, but which does not require many ingredients. Assuming I have all the basics in my cupboard (onions, garlic, pasta, rice, potatoes, eggs, milk, herbs and spices etc) what should I make for dinner tonight? [more inside]
posted by JenThePro on Dec 12, 2013 - 23 answers

Healthy comfort food recipes?

This week we'll be embarking on a complicated task at work that will take about two days. The last time we did a couple of us brought junk food snacks, but two of the women in our group are perpetually dieting and spent the day looking longingly at the food, and then seeming very regretful when they eventually ate it. That makes me sad. I'd like to bring some food that they wouldn't feel bad about eating. [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Dec 7, 2013 - 24 answers

Hot meals for the night shift worker

I work nights in a facility that does not have refrigerators available for employees. I have a 7-cup electric tea kettle at my desk, and there are microwaves available in the break area next to my office. What simple meals can I prepare at my desk or in the microwaves with a minimum of hassle? I'm getting a little tired of ramen. [more inside]
posted by TrialByMedia on Dec 5, 2013 - 40 answers

What food is only good when done the "right" way?

What food is only good when done the "right" way? I don't really like store tomatoes, but fresh garden tomatoes are AMAZING. I don't like store-bought packaged chocolate chip cookies but know that nothing beats a warm homemade chocolate chip cookie. What other foods are like this?? (I got to thinking about this when thinking about yucky canned baked maybe they are good when they are homemade)
posted by beccaj on Oct 24, 2013 - 71 answers

Looking for bifteki (hamburger) and other Greek recipes

My fiancee and I recently returned from a vacation in Greece. We thoroughly enjoyed the food in Greece. We want to recreate some of the dishes we enjoyed. In particular, I want to know how to make "bifteki", the small hamburger patties served with tomatoes, onions and tzatziki. The few recipes I find on Google seem too simple to believe. [more inside]
posted by KevCed on Sep 22, 2013 - 11 answers

What side dish should I serve with spicy sausage?

I'm looking for a side to go with spicy sausages. My imagined dish must be relatively inexpensive (I am a bit short at the moment) and easy to prepare (cooking is not my strong suit). Should serve two (leftovers are fine), and contain no fruit or fish. What's the first thing that pops into your head?
posted by Gin and Comics on Aug 8, 2013 - 44 answers

Well, I did say I love lettuce....

Help me find new, low-carb ways to use up my bounty of lettuce. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Jul 25, 2013 - 16 answers

Save me from bachelor cuisine.

Cheap/easy meals needed for someone helpless at cooking. Particulars within. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Jun 18, 2013 - 26 answers

Identify this food-related object + recipe request

Found this silicone mold at the thrift store today. My guess is it's for making some sort of fruit-filled baked dessert. I'm imagining something similar to a strawberry shortcake. What is it for? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Jun 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Trying to find a depression era recipe- hot ice cream

My grandfather grew up an orphan around the turn of the century and remained very poor as long as I knew him. He made us something called "hot ice cream". I think it had milk, and vanilla, food coloring and corn starch. I have googled but am not getting very far. Can anyone help with this recipe?
posted by beccaj on May 25, 2013 - 12 answers

Potluck emergency!

I have a Cinco de Mayo potluck to go to in 3 hours. What festive dish can I make to bring with the following ingredients I already have on hand? [more inside]
posted by E3 on May 5, 2013 - 13 answers

What to do with these mothers?

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 - 6 answers

Food contest for professional cooks

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 - 3 answers

What are your most delicious rhubarb uses/recipes?

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 - 25 answers

Cooking for Passover

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 - 11 answers

Cheese please!

I LOVE the powdered cheese of mac 'n cheese. I don't need the whole box, and I know how to make tasty homemade mac 'n cheese. I just want to duplicate the powdered cheese with real home ingredients. Imitation Annie's, if you will. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Mar 21, 2013 - 16 answers

Light beer recipes: it's like a kitchen on a dock... cooking (with) near water.

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 - 31 answers

best places to start for a beginner chef

Hi, 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. Thanks!
posted by da_wump on Jan 2, 2013 - 22 answers

Need urgent help in making gravy from scratch!!

Need urgent help in making gravy from scratch!! [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Sep 29, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me cook more

Looking for food/cooking blogs with very specific parameters [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Sep 24, 2012 - 13 answers

What do I do with over-dried salmon jerky?

Good use for over-dried salmon jerky? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Sep 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Easy salmon recipes please.

Please give me your tastiest, go-to salmon recipe worthy of serving company. [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on Sep 6, 2012 - 49 answers

Recipes for purple basil

Just got a bunch of beautiful purple basil at the farmer's market this morning. What recipes can I use it in?
posted by gudrun on Sep 1, 2012 - 9 answers

Help get me into a pickle?

What recipes use a lot of dill pickles? Vegetarian preferred! [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Jun 19, 2012 - 20 answers

French food blog for the bewildered.

I'm trying to find a French food website that I used to use a lot but seem to have lost. What details I remember are inside... [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on May 24, 2012 - 3 answers

DIY Butter Fail

I just tried to make my own butter and it looks like it was a total fail. Please perform an autopsy with me! [more inside]
posted by scuza on Apr 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Savory Icecream

Savory icecream recipes? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Mar 27, 2012 - 27 answers

Savory Cupcake?

Simple SAVORY cupcake recipe aside from meatloaf and the usual? [more inside]
posted by Micole on Feb 10, 2012 - 10 answers

I'll have a bleu Christmas (and New Years, and possibly Valentine's Day...).

I have been gifted a pound of (Wisconsin) Roquefort. I live alone. [more inside]
posted by availablelight on Dec 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Let's get corny

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 - 31 answers

Recommend Recipe Blogs

Recommend recipe blogs that use European/UK measurements & pan sizes! [more inside]
posted by Partario on Nov 7, 2011 - 4 answers

It's like Chopped. I just don't want it all in the same dish.

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 - 6 answers

Chicago copycat recipes

Are there any groups that try to create copycat recipes of local Chicago restaurant food? [more inside]
posted by Snackpants on Sep 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Tell us the name of your, your favorite Veg-e-ta-ble ♫

Give me your best simple vegetable recipes with only a few ingredients. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Aug 30, 2011 - 55 answers

Looking for super simple recipes for the crockpot

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 - 20 answers

In the middle of this Venn diagram is a single lemon

Help me plan a meal for a group of people with a rich array of dietary restrictions, please! [more inside]
posted by little cow make small moo on Aug 1, 2011 - 16 answers

The wonders of Kashmir.

I need a chicken kashmiri recipe, just like the restaurants. Boneless chicken in a milky creamy curry with tomatoes and peas and mango flavor. [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on Jul 29, 2011 - 12 answers

Edible gift for daddy

What edible gift can I bring my dad for a belated fathers' day gift? [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Jul 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Hop usage outside of beer?

What sorts of non-beer foods/recipes might benefit from some hops? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Jun 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Mexican Side Dishes

Good ideas for vegetable-based side dishes to go with Mexican food? (other than beans) [more inside]
posted by rossination on May 1, 2011 - 23 answers

Recipes for the whole family

What are some vegetarian meals that all of us can enjoy -- two adults and a baby? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Apr 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Where can I find a recipe for "mal-DOO-jen"?

Can you help me identify a recipe, possibly Depression era, with a German-sounding name? [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Apr 4, 2011 - 12 answers

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