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What is the best cookie recipe?

Funfetti CookiesFunfetti Cookies by nancyhoang (cc by-nc-nd)

The only requirement - the recipe you choose should either be a recipe that you've made (ie, not just a random version on the internet) or you should have evaluated it and determined that it looks like a well-written recipe.

Frowner asks: These are terrible times and I'm fixing to eat my feelings ... what is the best cookie recipe?

10/09/18
by taz

Mayo, the inside scoop

rolls royce mayonnaiserolls royce mayonnaise by jules:stonesoup (cc by)

Alright. I've been a high end cook/chef and I've also worked for as 'Big Mayo' a company as you can in the world. I know mayo inside and out - from making it in small batches, to mass production and sourcing, to which demographics and some indication as to 'why' those demographics buy it ...

Nanukthedog shares a generous dollop of knowledge.

08/16/18
by taz

Really love your peaches ...

Plate with sliced peachesPlate with sliced peaches by wuestenigel (cc by)

Pull up a chair and sit down, as EmpressCallipygos 'splains what to do with millions of peaches (or other produce)

Elsewhere on our plate:

Salad Fight! | 1,500 year old New Mexican beans | An Alphabet of international bread recipes | Reclaiming Canadian indigenous cuisine | As Muslim-American as bean pie | We all scream for ... mayo ice cream? | Sugartime by Ruby Tandoh | Forgotten Southern Recipes | An illustrated compendium of Chinese baos | Verbing the taco | The story of Chop Ayam

And finally, for those of us less culinarily evolved, have we even been opening our cans the wrong way?

08/12/18
by taz

Euphonious Euschmonious

Corelle stories

Butterfly Gold Corelle VintageButterfly Gold Corelle Vintage by Vintage19Something (cc by)

Did your family have Corelle dishes? "All those memories in the little things like cups and place mats and jelly jars."

Posts for yer Piehole

EatEat by Thomas Hawk (cc by-nc)

Recently served on Mefi:

Making 4,000-year-old stew | Wiki-Food and (mostly) Women | Let's Cook History vids | Epicurious asked 50 people to do some basic kitchen prep work and filmed the mayhem | Thinking about Chicken tenders | Donug‽ | The popular Budget Bytes recipe collection / blog | Bowl food | A Taste of South Sudan | The Weird and Wavy History of Wine Coolers | Feelings about cottage cheese

06/28/18
by taz

Little-known Locally Famous

Loose MeatLoose Meat by FotoEdge

What's an obscure food specialty of your local area, that nobody from outside your area's ever heard of?

What's a comedy or music act, famous in your area, that nobody from outside your area's ever heard of?

"all that I know, too, in my bones"

Carinderia (Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya)Carinderia (Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya) by ~MVI~ (warped) (cc by)

It had been over a decade since I'd eaten a proper lechon, but god, I remember the first pork sandwich that I had at that place, and it was like all of the old memories had reawakened. With the flourescents, the heat, the prevalence of trucker caps, and the plastic tablecloths, this place wasn't all that different from the karihans that I remembered...

bl1nk on finding echoes of the Philippines in the American South.

10/07/17
by taz

Fusion cuisine, UK/USA

Fish and ChipsFish and Chips by garryknight (cc by)

For a party, help me think of typical UK foods to make with US ingredients, or vice versa

Field guide to common foods

MasqueradeMasquerade by adrazahl (cc by-nd)

That wasabi sure looked like guacamole... Mefites share our most memorable food mix-ups.

Eggs-clamation

Soft Boiled Egg 3 (1)Soft Boiled Egg 3 (1) by The Noshery

International controversy: Are softboiled eggs even a thing?

Grab bag

Two SealsTwo Seals by Wootang01 (cc by-nd)

quiet coyote asks, My sweet old dog loves blankets, can she learn to tuck herself in? (Yes she can.)

thebrokedown says, I need some sweet nice tv shows to soothe my election-weary soul.

Join Mefi's intrepid geographic puzzlehounds in the ongoing thread working on this weekly map quiz.

Huron Bob's tale of unlikely skill, how I crushed a movie star in ping pong

mumimor wants to know all about making your own bacon, sausage, etc. at home.

Are you hungry for hollandaise? Get your recipes here for election breakfast, with bonus terrible joke.

Food mysteries: 7 Minutes of Madness asks, Do you pour soup on pies?

Did you know that Disney ghosts dance backward?

Place settings

Reflections, windows, mirrorReflections, windows, mirror by Mind on Fire Photography (cc by-sa)

Tornado sirens, weird traffic signals, and more... What are some locally-normal things unique to your home area, that you thought were universal 'til you left home?

fraula and others describe food culture in France

beagle explains some of the appeal of Dutch carbide shooting - "perhaps the pinnacle of cultural achievement in a nation of soccer-playing, bicycle-riding dairy farmers with long winter nights"

Want to be recognized as an independent nation-state? First, get a national football (soccer) team -- diplomacy by sport in occupied Western Sahara.

"Even outlaws have to grow old" -- the story of a legendary Florida marijuana bust in 1973

Take it from a tv person, these two reporters "are the gold standard of TV news feature journalists." -- Minnesota stories

Get to know tiny Hans island, center of a genteel Canada vs. Denmark conflict -- with booze.

Dear Dairy

Milk Bag & Fancy PitcherMilk Bag & Fancy Pitcher by avail (cc by-nd)

Milk in bags -- Mefites share and learn. Also ice cream that's not ice cream.

Food fooder foodest

Fair FoodFair Food by Glory Rumours Photos (cc by-nd)

Come riff with us on knockoff food product names including the thousand names of (non)butter - also, what happens if you buy an 18 pack of Skerple.

Or learn about lesser-known (and possibly fictitious) state fair foods.

Offer your corrections to the list of best diners in each state.

Finally comprehensive takedown of the Doritos Locos Taco.

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