Yellow squash in this case. How do you prepare and season it?
With so many people claiming the mantle of 'foodie' (and equally as many searching for a less abhorrent word for it) we see the potential food snobs judging and sneering at those not on the haute cuisine bandwagon. I personally love new and different food, but not so much that I won't eat anything I used to eat that was considered 'normal.' I know that I have seen several posts that look down upon people who eat at chain restaurants, or use dry herbs instead of fresh, or who still from time to time crack open a can of Chef Boyardee.
Here's my question: Are these somewhat less sophisticated eaters guilty of bad taste or are they simply ignorant of the food world? I'm sure there are hundreds of towns like mine where there are but a handful of restaurants that are not owned by a chain. And unfortunately, most of the non-chain places all serve pretty much the same thing, barbecue or comfort food. Do you have bad taste if you have no other options? If you just don't know or venture to know that there is more out there than Chili's and Applebee's?
I could understand if you lived in New York or some other big food hub and just preferred to eat at McDonalds, but what about the towns that just don't have any interesting restaurants? Should we bash on the people that actually like Papa John's or, God forbid, Olive Garden? It's just not cool. I know that I have seen posts even here on SE that have made me feel bad for eating things like American cheese, Ramen, or even the occasional serving of Beefaroni.
Everybody likes different stuff. Not everyday can be a truffle oil coated glory of mastication.
What do you think? Is it bad taste or unfortunate regional placement?
I am desperately in need of a bunch of kitchen items as mine have broken or been scattered over the years of moving. What kitchen tool or appliance or item would you recommend splurging on? Of course, I always hear knives should not be cheap buys. What else?
I need to prove to my mother-in-law that spaghetti sauce, or "meat sauce", should not come in a can. Help me please! I need a fantastic bolognese recipe.
It seems so many of you are horrified and disgusted by, gasp!, processed food, lol. So now do you only eat food that is organic? I don't have near enough money to only buy organic food. I don't understand why so many people are revolted by what they used to enjoy so much.
So what DO you eat now that you are a more intelligent, seasoned eater?
Since the birth of bacon salt and probably even before, food seasonings, ingredients, and recipes have taken a turn for the weird. I say weird, but it's really just not commonplace. I love all the flavored salts, but the idea of a smoke cocktail isn't my idea of a nightcap.
What weird foods or food seasonings do you love and/or hate?
With food prices going up, so many people are looking for ways to make simple, economical foods, well, less boring, less bland.
Take rice for example. Long grain white rice is uber cheap, but still fairly boring. What do you do to it to make it better? What do you serve with it?
It's that time of year again, boys and girls. The time when little girls and their ever-insistent and overzealous mothers camp out in front of supermarkets to solicit their wares.
Do you buy Girl Scout Cookies? Will you be? I sadly have ordered 3 boxes from a coworker's daughter. It's for a good cause. I think.
Again, do you have to trim green beans? Is it only haricots verts that you leave the ends on? If you do need to trim them, how much is necessary?
I am roasting green beans on Christmas Eve and need to know and I figured if anyone would know, you guys would.
In keeping with the seasonal topic of Halloween, I submit to you a question. Well, a background briefing and a question.
My son is eight months old and we are dressing him up and going to a family gathering which ends with trick-or-treating. Do we hang a little treat bag on his arm or is he too young for that? Granted he can't eat anything he might get, but is it tacky to trick or treat vicariously through your baby?
Well...go ahead. Sing!
Seriously, though, I have never cooked using eggplant so I have no recipes on hand. Please let me in on your favorites.
Ok, we all know (at least some of us think) that mashed potatoes are the most perfectest food on the planet. From the basics of milk and butter, to the wildest secret recipe you have, what's your favorite way to...