I'm making chili for dinner tonight and it tastes kind of sour. I want to learn how to taste things so that I can add to adjust the flavour while cooking, but I don't know what to add. Help my chili taste better! [more inside]
Ramen Filter: I live in London. I desperately crave tonkotsu ramen, the pork-based variety popular in Japan's Kyushu region (sometimes known as Hakata ramen). I have found NOWHERE in the UK that makes or sells it. Have I missed somewhere? Is there anywhere online I can buy Tonkotsu soup stock? Help! [more inside]
Foodfilter: Please give me your best eggplant recipes! [more inside]
I'm seeing some neat Fall vegetables at farmer's market: rutabaga, squashes of all type, huge Japanese daikon radishes, parsnips, sweet potatoes, lima beans. Let's hear your great (vegetarian) recipes for these weirdo vegetables.
I have 3 pork chops which have been dipped in garlic butter and then dredged in panko. Can I now pan fry them or shall I bake them? [more inside]
Suggestions for recipes for crunchy, spiced snacks using Chickpeas? lentils? other bean-type stuff? [more inside]
Apple picking filter: What are some delicious and healthy recipes that use apples? [more inside]
How do I make awesome cereal bars? [more inside]
We accidentally ended up with two opened, all-but-full bottles of molasses in the pantry. Anyone have good/interesting recipes featuring (or even just using) molasses to share?
Are there any websites out there that will give you recipes based on what you have in your fridge/pantry? [more inside]
What are your favorite bread machine recipes? [more inside]
What can I do with all these steamed mussels? [more inside]
Help me decide on a menu for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. Two requirements: lamb and beets. [more inside]
Any ideas on a recipe to make a cream filling for my cookies that will approximate the texture of the filling in Carr's Ginger Lemon Cremes? [more inside]
What can I do with a pound of un-cased bratwurst? [more inside]
How to convert a chocolate cake to a yellow cake? [more inside]
What's your favorite recipe for ham and potato casserole that doesn't use milk or cream of mushroom soup as the binding agent?
How to make Indian restaurant-style (white) basmati rice? [more inside]
What's your secret for a delicious cheese fondue? [more inside]
What is the best recipe (and wine) for Beef Bourguignon?
How can I modify a sponge cake recipe to make it lighter? Not in terms of fat content... i mean "air content"-wise. How do I make a cake as fluffy as possible? [more inside]
In our meat share this month, we got two (adorable) but completely confusing tiny little chickens. What can I do with these things? [more inside]
Friends brought us three pounds of fresh blueberries. What's your personal favorite recipe for pie or cobbler? The kitchen is pretty well equipped but the chef is a rookie.
What are some barbeque recipes that will impress my meat-eating boyfriend? [more inside]
While I point accusingly at friends and relatives to find out who among them has stolen my copy of Michael Ruhlman's Charcuterie, would some MeFite be kind enough to post the recipe for salmon cured with fennel and pernod? I can find a couple of people online who've adapted the recipe, but I need the original (and my book back!)
Cooking puzzle: Help me nullify the acidity of tomato sauce (and heartburn) in this recipe I've concocted. [more inside]
I was recently persuaded by a good friend to buy a box of wine. It was a Banrock Station Cabernet Sauvignon, which I was assured I would enjoy. I just had my first glass last night, and unfortunately I found it to be a dud. So now I have this box (3 bottles?) of wine that is not terrible, but does not scream deliciousness to my tastebuds. What do I do? [more inside]
What is your best frosting recipe that doesn't use confectioners' sugar but does use a liqueur? [more inside]
I'm a single guy living alone. I need to start cooking for myself because I spend too much money on food, and most of what I eat is kinda bad for me. However, I hate doing dishes and don't have much time to cook. What foods/recipes would you suggest? [more inside]
Do you know any easy-to-make cookie (or just dessert) recipes that have no eggs? Bonus points if there are no ingredients that would require a trip to the grocery store (no buttermilk, no special chocolate, no fancy egg-substitute, etc.).
Help me find a recipe that will showcase my fancier-than-average cocoa powder. [more inside]
I just bought a big bag of sumac (the spice, not the poison). Now what? [more inside]
CookingFilter: I need cookbooks or websites that have step by step visuals of recipes. [more inside]
Looking for a healthy muffin recipe. [more inside]
I'm a transplanted Kentuckian who's been in the UK for almost two years now, and one thing I really miss is Southern-style sausage (think Jimmy Dean). Home made sausage gravy and biscuits is my number-one comfort meal and sometimes I just NEED it. [more inside]
I love beans! I want a few simple recipes for bean salads that will keep a few days in the fridge, and that I can take to work for lunch during the week. The simpler the better - short prep time, few ingredients. [more inside]
CookingFilter: Recipes, books, and blogs dedicated to recipes to beginner cooks or cooks on a budget? [more inside]
Vegetarian meals for a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy? [more inside]
It's summer. Time for eating and Drinking outside. Any Moose wants Sangria recipes. [more inside]
We have LOTS of dill coming up. Can anyone provide any not-too-difficult recipes to take advantage of this situation? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good recipe for Japanese-style curry rice from scratch, without using the block of tasty curry roux. I love the "Vermont" & "House" brands, but really can't handle the wheat and soy. [more inside]
What is "lobster sauce" and do you have a good recipe for it? [more inside]
How do I send Tofu Panang to my mother? [more inside]
I'm looking for software or a service that allows me to plan balanced meals that are free of acid reflux triggers. [more inside]
Can you recommend a protein to serve with baked artichokes with gorgonzola? [more inside]
Can someone help me remember a recipe from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian? [more inside]
What's your best haroset recipe? Happy Pesach!
Help me recreate El Pollo Loco chicken for a friend who misses it dreadfully. [more inside]
What did I eat in Mexico? It was basically cream cheese-filled bread, does it have a name? [more inside]